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Steam, Sprinkler Fitter Jobs at Port Authority; Start at $35 an Hour

Written and Practical Exams; Experience Required; Openings Throughout NJ/NY Locations

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is accepting applications for Steam and Sprinkler Fitters to work at  facilities throughout the New York and New Jersey area.

The starting salary is $35.01 an hour. 


Steam and Sprinkler Fitters perform journey-level work relating to installing, maintaining and repairing low- and high-pressure steam and sprinkler systems. They serve in a lead capacity over semi-skilled level staff and are responsible for inspecting, troubleshooting and overhauling sprinkler, standpipe, fire protection and associated auxiliary equipment.

They measure, cut, thread and bend piping; install support valves, piping and control systems; install sprinkler heads and alarm systems; remove and replace worn components; read and interpret work specifications and fire codes; and test systems for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment.


Successful applicants must have three years of full-time paid work experience in the steam systems, standpipe and sprinkler operations, pipes and pipe fitting, HVAC and/or master plumbing fields. They should possess a high school diploma or GED from an accredited institution and a valid Class B commercial driver's license with the air-brakes endorsement or higher.

Ideal candidates will have a New York City Fire Department Certificate of Fitness for Standpipe or Sprinkler operation, or be a New Jersey Certified Master Plumber. 

The Tests

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam designed to measure a candidate's knowledge of tools and equipment; pipes and pipe fittings; water distribution systems; fire hydrants; equipment-troubleshooting and repair; wet-pipe sprinkler component identification; steam-unit heaters; and sprinkler, standpipe and fire-protection systems. 

Written tests are waived for candidates with certifications noted above.

Successful written-test candidates will be invited to participate in a hands-on practical exam that will measure their abilities to climb and work at heights; restore a tripped dry pipe valve; identify and service steam traps; tie basic rigging and hoisting knots; assemble and/or repair fire hydrants; read meters, complete a pipe construction project; conduct hydrostatic testing; and read and interpret sketches.

Complete information on the position and on how to apply is at

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