A Pipefitter assembles, lays out, assembles, installs and maintains pipe systems, pipe supports and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, and industrial production and processing systems by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Select type and size of pipe and related materials and equipment, such as supports, hangers and hydraulic cylinders according to specifications
Inspects work site to determine presence of obstructions and to ascertain that holes cut for pipe will not cause structural weakness
Plans installation or repair to avoid obstructions and to avoid interfering with activities of other workers
Cuts, threads and bends pipe
Assembles and installs variety of metal and nonmetal pipes, tubes and fittings including iron, steel, copper and plastic
Connects pipes using threaded, caulked, soldered, brazed, fused or cemented joints
Secures pipes to structure with brackets, clamps and hangers
Installs and maintains hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment such as pumps and cylinders
Installs and maintains refrigeration and air-condition systems, including compressors, pumps, meters pneumatic and hydraulic controls and piping.
Increases pressure in pipe system and observes connected pressure gauge to test system for leaks
Weld pipe supports to structural steel members
Observes production equipment in assigned area of job site or facility to detect machinery malfunctions
Operates equipment to verify repair
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
A minimum of four (4) years' experience as a commercial or industrial pipefitter required.
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