Hooper Corporation
  • Fire Protection
  • DeForest, WI, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K, 9 Paid Holidays, PTO, and Identity Theft Protection

General Summary

Responsible for the layout and design of fire protection systems in accordance with all applicable government codes and per scope of assigned contract.

Principal Responsibility

  • Prepares layout and design of fire protection systems in accordance with applicable local, state, and national codes within the scope of the contract while meeting customer needs.
  • Prepares hydraulic calculations that support complete design of appropriate Fire Protection systems.
  • Performs field surveys when necessary to determine actual field conditions to ensure designed system will fit the given building structure.
  • Prepares a complete and detailed material cut list for fabrication to ensure design specifications are met. Addresses all fabrication shop and field personnel questions to facilitate efficient shop and on-site production.
  • Obtains plan approval from appropriate agencies, e.g. local fire department, relevant insurance company, State of Wisconsin, etc.
  • Prepare submittal packages to meet project specifications.
  • Obtains shop drawing approval from architect, engineer, owner, etc.
  • Coordinates design drawings and piping layouts with various trades on the project to ensure proper fit (HVAC, plumbing, electrical etc).
  • Communicates with appropriate parties to resolve design issues, change orders, and approvals. Maintains organized records of assigned active projects.
  • Assists with technical interpretation and writing of RFI's as need arises.
  • Represent Hooper Corporation in matters of project coordination and technical assistance as required.
  • Performs additional assignments per project manager's direction.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Minimum 2 - 5 years experience in Fire Protection system design.
  • Two year Associate degree in engineering, preferably in Fire Protection technology.
  • Proficiency in latest computerized design applications, e.g. AutoCad software.
  • Good analytical and problem solving, verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively within team environment.
  • Strong understanding of NFPA and other local and state code.
  • Good design skills and maintains working knowledge of latest Fire Protection system technology.
  • Valid Drivers License.

Scope Data

  • Works and interacts in team environment with 30-40 personnel.
  • Designs approximately 10-20 jobs per year.

Description of physical working environment

  • Works in normal office environment and makes frequent client visits requiring driving personal vehicle. When in the office, regularly works from a sitting position with a computer. Repetitive typing and computer use required. Regular bending, twisting, and light lifting is common.
  • Works on field construction site in all kinds of weather to survey site conditions and resolve coordination issues with the trades.
  • Ability to climb up and down ladders and steps on site is required.

Hooper is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. This company considers candidates regardless of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.

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