Intern - Fire Protection Designer
at Ahern

Date Posted: 2/10/2019

Job Description

Become a Hidden Hero with Ahern Fire Protection!

Over 87% of our interns rate their experience with us as well above average.  That's because we take care to make sure that your classroom learning is really put to use on real projects.  

Building a first class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through our commitment to conducting business ethically and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for our number one asset, employees. You owe it to yourself to find out what Ahern has to offer!

We are hiring Fire Protection Design (Sprinkler) Interns in the following offices for Summer 2019:

Omaha, Nebraska

St. Louis, Missouri

How you will contribute:

Responsibilities include designing a variety of piping systems in accordance with applicable codes within the scope of the contract; conforming piping arrangements to meet standard product or materials usage; assisting with representing the Company in matters of project coordination, scheduling, change requests, and technical assistance; obtaining all necessary approvals and reviews of project design data; maintaining organized records of active projects; assisting the estimating and other design personnel with technical interpretation as needed; and preparing stock list in standard Company format.

What you need to qualify:

Prior experience working in AutoCAD and strong math and analytical skills is preferred. Candidates should be currently pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Knowledge of the construction industry is helpful.  Ability to work full time during the summer is required.

What's in it for you?

Ahern offers a structured, hands on and challenging internship experience. Talented, results minded Interns step to the front of the line for full time positions. 

Ahern is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply.


Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Fond du Lac, WI
  • Job Type: Design
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 2/10/2019

About Us

Every day we help create safe environments across communities. From HVAC to water treatment, plumbing, pipe fabrication and fire protection systems – we are known for excellence and commitment. We are the trusted name behind the critical infrastructure.

The fact that we supply essential systems means that our employees are central to our success. They are the heroes behind the scenes. The teammates who are helping us build and maintain our reputation.

At Ahern, you can pursue your interests, find your strengths and enhance your skills. We provide a wide range of career options, professional development and challenges to help you reach your potential. A career at Ahern is more than just a paycheck, it involves personal growth, seeking out new challenges and broadening your skills. Ahern looks for individuals who are self-motivated and willing to collaborate with others to reach their career goals.

Ahern truly values the input and contributions of its employees. We can only carry out our mission with the efforts and commitment of our employees. That’s why we continue to help them grow with advanced training, ongoing career opportunities and excellent pay and benefits.

  • 8 Years – Ahern office employees average 8 years of industry experience.
  • 75% of all Ahern employees hold professional certification
  • 1,300 employees – 28% have 10+ years of industry experience
  • 45% of Ahern office employees hold one or more college degrees

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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and encourage veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply. Need help applying? Email or call us to request reasonable accommodation at or (920) 907-5505. Curious about our EEO policy and your rights as a candidate? Get more information here.