Job Title: Marine Pipe Fitter/Brazer
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Job type: Full time
General Description / Language to Use for Job Postings:
The Pipe Fitter/Brazer is responsible for installing and repairing complex piping systems together on U.S. Naval ships. The Pipe Fitter/Brazer shall layout, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms using knowledge of and application of welding techniques, metallurgy, and blueprint reading, including working to and with drawings and specifications to plan welding operations. Ensuring that work is in accordance with relevant codes and standards
Reports to: Team Leader
• Must be able to read and interpret blueprints proficiently.
• Must have experience installing, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing U.S. Naval ship pipe systems, valves, gauges, etc.
• Must have silver braze and tack weld experience.
• Must be able to work at a high productive level.
Minimum Educational Qualifications:
• High school degree or equivalent GED and completed, in this trade, a shipyard apprenticeship program or a supplemental technical/vocational training beyond high school or on the job training in the shipboard industry.
Minimum Previous Experience:
• Minimum of (3) years’ of shipbuilding industry as a Pipe Fitter experience.
• Be at journeyman level of trade competence
• Have a thorough knowledge of reading and understanding arrangement and construction blueprints.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be physically agile to perform tasks in U.S. Naval ships.
Minimum Additional Training:
• Must pass an occupational physical and respirator fit test
• Confined Space (OSHA 1915.12(d)
• Waste Drain/CHT Piping Removal (IAW NSI 009-88)
• Group P101-P107
• Filler F101 IV/F102 V/F103 III
• 10 hour OSHA training
• Must be a US citizen
• Must be able to access government installations
• Must be able to walk, crawl, climb ladders and climb stairs without restriction
• Must pass a pre-employment drug screen
Note: Due to the nature of the work, crossing of trade boundaries will be required (i.e., paint touch up will not require a painter in most cases, each person will clean up after themselves thus not requiring sweeper/cleaners, mechanics will be expected to rig their own gear vice needing rigging, etc.
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.
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.