~MIN 8 YEARS EXPERIENCE & MUST BE ABLE TO PASS GRADE III BRAZING PRACTICAL AND WRITTEN TESTS~
• Complete assigned tasks in a safe manner by wearing all required PPE, and by adhering to all applicable safety requirements and standards of the company, customer, and/or regulatory group.
• Recognize QA requirements, and report any circumstances that need attention to the QA Department or immediate supervisor.
• Identify processes that will have to be accomplished at the shop and fill out all necessary paperwork.
• Communicate with the supervisor, customer, or designated representative to coordinate specific job-related aspects and ensure job continuity.
• Follow company, and customer policies, regulations, procedures, and other necessary requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Review details of the work package such as technical information, specification items, drawings, manuals, sketches, etc.
• Skilled in the repair, modification, installation, assembly, removal, testing, flushing and troubleshooting of shipboard and industrial piping systems and related equipment.
• Must adhere to applicable documents, references, and safety guidelines including, but not limited to the following:
MIL STD 777E, 22D, 1627
MSC General Technical Requirements (GTR)
NAVSEA Standard Items
General Specifications/Overhaul of Ships
U. S. Coast Guard Standard Items
Specifications of Work
Tecnico Special Procedure, P-3, Pipe Bending
NAVSEA 0900-LP-001-7000, Fabrication and Inspection of Brazed Piping Systems
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
Pipefitters are typically tasked with installing and maintaining high and low pressure pipe systems, supports, and related equipment aboard waterborne or Naval vessels. A pipefitter is often required to lay out and fabricate full-scale pipe systems (including fire or sprinkler systems) prior to installation using blueprints and templates. Pipefitters must be familiar with the use of basic shop tools and machinery such as grinders, power and hand cutters, presses, bending machines, die and pipe threading machines. Pipefitters also must be familiar with various pipe joining techniques such as soldering, welding, and brazing.
National Median Wages (2010): $22.43 hourly, $46,660 annually
VSRA Median Wage Report: $19.49 hourly
VSRA Entry-level/Helper: $13.73 hourly
Most pipefitter careers require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is typically required.