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Pipe Fitter 1st Class / Plate Fitter 1st Class

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This position is responsible for the following: Other duties may be assigned. 1. Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair according to specifications. 2. Inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods 3. Select pipe sizes and types and related materials, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications. 4. Measure and mark pipes for cutting and threading. 5. Attach pipes to walls, structures and fixtures such as radiators, exchangers, or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools or welding equipment. 6. Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, by using welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, and threading joint methods. 7. Layout or review full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, and related equipment, following blueprints. Ability to provide sketches or corrections on drawings as needed. 8. Turn valves to shut off steam, water, or other gases or liquids from pipe sections, using valve keys or wrenches. (Marine divisions only) 9. Cut, thread, and install pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, and pipe threaders and benders. 10. Remove and replace worn component. Required Education & Experience: 1. High School Diploma, one year certificate from college or technical school preferred. 2. Industrial and/or marine pipe fitting experience: · 1st Class: 3-5 years · 2nd Class: 1-3 years 3. NCCER card preferred. Working Conditions: 1. Open-air conditions such as noisy, hot, cold, etc. 2. Must wear hearing, eye, head protection and proper PPE. 3. Some climbing (100 feet) and lifting (50 lbs.) involved. 4. Traverse gangways and scaffolding at varying heights while wearing fall prevention equipment. 5. Working with hot and sometimes hazardous materials. 6. Aboard ships, both on and offshore as well as confined spaces. 7. Must be able to stand and operate equipment up to four continuous hours. 8. The work requires long periods of sitting in awkward positions, standing on a variety of surfaces and at differing angles, bending over, crouching and climbing up and over obstructions such as scaffolding, ladders, and internal barge and boat structural members. Necessary Equipment Operation: 1. Cutting Torch 2. Squares 3. Levels 4. Hand and Power Tools Special Skills: 1. Ability to work under deadlines and schedule pressures. 2. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, drawings and technical manuals. 3. Perform basic mathematical functions. 4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 5. High performance and a strong team player. 6. Commitment to company values, policies and procedures and safety program. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of assigned personnel.

Category: Pipefitter

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.