The Pipefitter must possess knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to fabricate, modify, repair and install piping and support structures in all types of fluid systems, drain systems and wave guides in connection with ship alteration and repair. The following is a list of typical work that the Pipefitter might be asked to perform:
a. Lay out work from blueprints, sketches, verbal orders, or TGIs.
b. Repair or remove and replace damaged ship system components and pipe systems. Work from templates, manufacturing and installing parts and assemblies with reference to base lines, centerlines, frame lines and other reference points.
c. Prepare pipe and component surfaces for cutting, welding and brazing.
d. Work is accomplished using miscellaneous hand, electric and pneumatic tools. Uses precision tools such as micrometers, depth gauges and calipers while performing close tolerance work.
e. Coordinate and arrange for the work of several trades in connection with performing work from information received from technical work documents, blueprints, specifications, written and/or oral instructions.
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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.