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Temporary Service Pipefitter

Shipyard Staffing is hiring for Temp Service Pipefitters for a contract at NNSY in Portsmouth, VA. A temp service pipefitter installs, maintains, and removes building and facility and temporary piping systems, including include water (salt and fresh), steam, compressed air, and sanitation systems. This position requires an active security clearance. Responsibilities Lay out, install, and connect temporary piping systems supplying compressed air, steam, and water to shipboard systems; connects shipboard CHT systems to shore sewage treatment facilities. Connections to shipyard systems are made per appropriate verbal and written instructions. Lay out and install all components necessary for the proper operation of the sewage collection system and dry-dock water pollution control system when vessels are in dry-dock. Install all components necessary for connection of steam, compressed air, or water to various equipment and systems. Installs freeze protection for services and systems subject to the weather. Regularly inspect installed services to ensure they are maintained in good operating condition and do not create a safety hazard. Remove, relocate, repair, replace, tag, and tie-up services as necessary to maintain good housekeeping and a safe work environment. Repair all components of installed services. Design, fabricate, modify, and/or assemble hangers, brackets, holders, flanges, adapters, valves and manifolds. Cuts and threads pipes and nipples; and brazes fittings. Perform hydrostatic testing of water, steam, and air hoses and fittings Qualifications & Experience Must have minimum 3 years experience as pipefitter in shipyard setting Must possess a current confidential or higher security clearance

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.