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Pipefitter I, II, III

Position Title: Pipefitter (I, II, III) Work Location: Chesapeake, VA FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt REQ#22_02026F Summary of duties – Prism Maritime, LLC is currently seeking a Pipefitter I to work out of their Chesapeake, VA office. Pipefitter (levels I, II, III) with limited supervision, performs variety of skilled mechanical duties involving general fitting piping systems on vessels, burning/brazing, testing and sketching piping systems. Operates equipment for assembly and installation; performs preventative and predictive maintenance on facility machinery; records work performed and follows specified safety policies and procedures. May be assigned the duties and responsibilities of other positions for which qualifications are met. Periodically required to lift/move equipment up to and including 50 pounds. . Specific description of duties: • Studies blueprints, sketches, drawings, manuals, specifications or sample part, with minimal supervision, to determine dimensions and tolerances of finished work piece, sequence of operations, and setup requirements • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications • Know the basic tools required and their uses • Identification of piping by class, schedule, size, and the systems in which they are used. • Know types of bevels, backing rings, consumable inserts (E/B ring), open roots, saddles, and miters. • Layout, fabricate, assemble, install and maintain piping, piping systems, fixtures and equipment. • Works with steam, water, air, fuel, lube oil, sea water, and various chemicals. • Develops specifications from general description and draws sketch of part or product to be fabricated • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices • Experience with SMAW and GTAW for tacking purposes of piping, hangers, brackets, and other items to support on-site installations. • Assembles piping by means of welding, brazing, soldering, threading, lock ringing and bolting. • Cuts and bores holes in structures, decks, bulkheads, and walls by use of torch, handheld, or other power tools. • Maintains cleanliness of the work area • Overtime is routinely required but not guaranteed • Travel outside the local area may be required • Perform any other assignments or tasks as needed or requested by management to assist in accomplishing the organization’s mission, objectives and goals. Including the periodic oversight of junior less skilled Welders as applicable. Certifications & Licenses (as required for task being performed): • Certificate documentation required for listed education • Fire watch certification • Driver’s license Education/Specialized Training: Level I: • HS diploma or GED may be required depending on varying contract stipulations • Apprenticeship or Welding trade school with six months practical experience or one year of practical relatable experience Level II: • HS diploma or GED may be required depending on varying contract stipulations • Apprenticeship or applicable trade school with three years, or four years practical related experience • Certificate documentation required for listed education • Fire watch certification • Possession of a valid State Driver’s License is required Level III: • HS diploma or GED may be required depending on varying contract stipulations • Apprenticeship or applicable trade school with six years practical experience, or 8 years related experience. • Certificate documentation required for listed education • Certification documentation in areas of expertise • Fire watch certification • Valid Driver’s license Security Clearance: Clearance up to secret level may be required. Physical/Environmental Job Requirements: Lifting/moving up to and including 50 pounds Routinely climbing several flights of stairs Performing tasks in confined spaces Our work is primarily onboard naval vessels that may include variables of physical activity, i.e. stooping, climbing, walking, etc. In performing these duties, you may be required to work outdoors. You will experience temperature variations, extremely loud noises and other physical hazards. Company Overview: Prism Maritime, LLC is a premier maritime service provider for Alteration Installation Team (AIT) and Modernization related Services in support of US Maritime and Shore-based clients. Prism Maritime is a privately held business headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, with offices in San Diego and Ventura, CA. Established in 2006, Prism Maritime currently employs over 250 professionals and maintains an ISO 9001-2015 certified Quality Management System. Prism Maritime is an EEO/AA employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. U.S. citizenship is required for most positions. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment with us, please email or call: 757-460-8800. To Apply: Visit and click on Careers>Job Openings All applications are active for 90 calendar days. After 90 days you must re-apply to still be considered for this position.

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.