Since 1946, Davis-Ulmer Fire Protection has been providing full-service fire sprinkler, suppression, alarm, and security systems to its customers, while maintaining our reputation as being one of the best companies in the business in the Northeast region.  

At Davis-Ulmer we believe that investing and empowering our employees as leaders develops an organization that delivers innovative solutions and services that create a superior customer experience. The unique blend of our leader's abilities and the ownership of their work, combined with our culture and values, creates something that is simply described as the Davis-Ulmer difference.

Davis-Ulmer contributes its success to their loyal employees and customers. As we move forward, we foresee continued expansion throughout the Northeast. We are currently seeking an individual with manufacturing or construction experience to join our team as a Designer in our Liverpool, NY office



  • Reads, interprets building construction documents such as drawings, specifications and other contract documents
  • Prepares fire protection shop drawings, specifications, equipment submittals and computer hydraulic calculations as needed for compliance with applicable fire protection codes
  • Prepares equipment stock lists and fabrication lists for fabrication of fire protection piping and hangers and purchases material as necessary
  • Surveys existing buildings for accurate, economical installation of fire protection systems
  • Works closely with Design Manager, Sr. Designer, Project Managers, field staff and other employees throughout the company
  • Generates Request for Information Forms (RFI’s), test certificates and Operation and Maintenance Manuals (O&M’s)
  • Attends Project Manager meetings as necessary
  • Attends related training classes, courses and seminars as requested by supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned 


  •  This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities; however, the Designer may be required to assist Design Trainees and field personnel when required.


  • Good oral, written and telephone communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Moderate to advanced computer skills
  • Time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read & analyze building construction documents
  • Good mathematical skills


  •  High school diploma / GED required
  • Associate’s degree preferred with an Engineering degree a plus
  • CAD experience preferred
  • Previous experience in Fire Protection Systems design or equivalent combination of experience and education


  • Valid Driver's License
  • NICET certifications preferred


  • Office environment – moderate noise
  • Construction job sites – moderate to heavy noise, uneven ground, may be subject to heights
  • Ability to maneuver in restricted, poorly lit spaces
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds at times
  • May be required to climb ladders up to 6 feet
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.