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Design Trainee

Company: Desert Fire Protection Department: Design
Location: Las Vegas, NV Hiring Manager: Steve Schmal
Closing Date: 09/23/2019 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Responsible for making our #1 critical success factor, safety first, a priority in all tasks and activities performed by self and all others involved. Plan and lay out fire sprinkler systems using architectural drawings, and prepare calculations for construction projects.

1. Learn and understand Fire Sprinkler Codes (NFPA 13)
2. Learn and understand basic building layouts/basic fire protection layout, up to and including, sprinkler heads/piping/ceiling grid and walls.
3. Assist with and learn submittal packages/running copies of prints/writing fire protection letters/meeting with fire inspectors.
4. Assist with field surveys and understand basic building and fire codes.
5. Investigate and procure all data required to develop a design. Prepare material lists to accompany diagrams.
6. Perform additional duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Educational and experience requirements include: High School Diploma or equivalency, and a general knowledge and skills in use of a computer.
Key Skills and Competencies
Requires organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and complete projects on schedule. Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate effectively with others. Ability to present information and respond to questions from managers, customers and the general public.
Background check, credit check, MVR and drug screen may be required (will vary by position). Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans. EEO/AAP
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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