Pipefitter

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Purpose: 

The duties of the pipefitter are to correctly assemble piping components based on a detailed drawing.  This includes selecting the correct material, dimensions (both linear and angular), and observing stated specifications and tolerances.  The duties of the pipefitter may also involve the welding of smaller joints including but not limited to socket welds, structural fillet welds, and tack welds.  The pipefitter should be knowledgeable in basic mathematics, geometry, trigonometry, and general pipefitting techniques.  Ability to tack and weld using the GTAW process is required.

Required Knowledge: 
  • Must be certified in GTAW process (company standardized tack test).
  • Knowledge of how to safely use shop provided tools including but not limited to; electric grinders, die grinders, fuel air heating torches, oxy fuel cutting torches, plasma cutters, overhead cranes, jib cranes, etc.
  • Ability to proficiently apply practical and theoretical knowledge of fitting techniques and materials processing in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Butt-weld, socket weld, threaded weld, valve, nipple, couplets, branchettes, nozzles, elbows, crosses, laterals, and flanged fitting experience is required.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words.  Ability to read and understand detailed drawings and specifications. 
  • Practical application of engineering technology including applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of process piping. 
  • Ability to correctly read a piping isometric blueprint with complex dimensional details is required. 
  • Must be proficient in trade math related to pipefitting.
  • Must be able to identify different grades of piping and classifications of fittings.
  • Must have basic knowledge of computers.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques used in the pipefitting trade is required.
Formal Education: 
  • Minimum of One (1) year pipefitting experience.
  • Must pass pipefitters written exam and a 2” Schedule 80, 6G GTAW weld test.
  • A high school diploma is preferred but not required.  High school courses in mathematics, physics, and mechanical drawing are recommended. Shop courses that include welding and principles of electricity are also helpful. 
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
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