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Pipefitter 1/C

Responsible for accomplishing work in accordance with work specifications, safety, with the highest quality, in a professional manner. Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job. Read and interpret blueprints/sketches and install all piping systems aboard ship. Perform shop prefab on piping systems using sketches/templates developed from blueprints and ship check. Knows and understands tag out procedures for piping systems using sketches templates developed from blueprints prior to working on ships’ piping system. Be able to accomplish tag out of systems safe for work IAW work authorization form (WAF). Be able to sil-braze (Grades 3,4 and 5) Knowledgeable on pipe bending and able to bend piping manually or by machine, utilizing templates/sketches and packing piping to avoid contortion. Knowledge of P-1 and Level 1 piping systems. Ability to hydrostatic test piping systems. Ability to fit and install mechanically attached fittings. Ability to thread piping and to tap holes to proper sizes. Ability to prep piping for welding using grinders or beveling machines and know/understand different types of bevels. Fit/install backing rings, E.B. rings. Install pipe hangers/supports IAW applicable hanger drawings. Knowledge of various types of pipe and fitting materials and the proper material application regarding piping system requirements. Knowledge of MIL-STD-777 (the various types of pipes and fitting material and the proper material application regarding piping system requirements.) Knowledge of valve types and properly packing of valves. Ability to properly fit flanged joints to include proper gaskets and fasteners. Knowledge of hot work. Ability to set up and perform hot water flushing on sil-braze piping systems. Knowledge of bolting requirements, i.e., various material types/requirements for flange bolting.

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.