Read and interpret blueprints and sketches to repair, modify, install and dismantle various pipes and fittings associated with shipboard hydraulic, pneumatic and water systems. Involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping or bending and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces or beneath machinery. Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension, and frequent travel/overtime are required.
Duties & Responsibilities
Requires no supervision and excels in all qualifications, is an expert in all tasks required as a Pipefitter and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman.
Must be able to understand and perform the set up, alignment, and operation of all portable tools and hand tools used in the trade.
Expert knowledge and understanding of all shipboard piping systems (repair/ installation practices, procedures, pipe bending, alignments and troubleshooting) and blue print reading.
Layout material prior to performing complex pipe bending operations and machine parts to achieve proper joint design as per Technical Work Documents.
Fabricate and install complex fixtures, jigs, supports and targets to ensure proper alignment during the welding process.
Produces quality piping assemblies, in difficult or adverse conditions and is proficient in brazing.
High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with marine piping systems in a repair department or shipyard.
Must have the ability to obtain government base access.
Knowledge and practical skills tests required.
Deep Submergence Systems (SOC MCD A, B, and C), SUBSAFE Qualification.
Must have a Secret Security Clearance issued by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Applicant will be subject to periodic security investigations and must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the US Government.
In addition to the security clearance, this position may require an additional background screening for base access.
This position is considered SHOP/INDOORS which is characterized as follows.
Primarily indoors during the day and occasionally at night.
Frequently working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment.
When outdoors, humidity is frequently above 90%.
Noise is over 85 decibels.
Light is intense/glare.
Occasional exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.
Frequent exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases.
Includes exposure to contaminants.
Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures.
Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people.
Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is considered MEDIUM**work.
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.
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.