Pipe Fitters & Welders
Position Summary for Pipe Fitter:
Lays out, assembles, installs and maintains pipe systems, pipe supports and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling and industrial production and processing systems, applying knowledge of system operation and following blueprints. Selects 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 pipe using saw, pipe cutter, hammer and chisel, cutting torch and pipe cutting machine. Threads pipe using pipe threading machine. Bends pipe using pipe bending tools and pipe bending machine. 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 and hand tools. Secures pipes to structure with brackets, clamps and hangers using hand tools and power tools. Installs and maintains hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment, such as pumps and cylinders, using hand tools. Installs and maintains refrigeration and air conditioning systems including compressors, pumps, meters, pneumatic and hydraulic controls and piping using hand tools and power tools, and following specifications and blueprints. Increases pressure in pipe system and observes connected pressure gauge to test system for leaks. May weld pipe supports to structural steel members.
Position Summary for Welder:
Welds metal components together to fabricate or repair products, such as piping, machine parts, plant equipment, motors and generators according to layouts, blueprints or work orders, using brazing and variety of arc and gas welding equipment. Welds metal parts together using both gas welding and any combination of arc welding processes. Performs related tasks, such as thermal cutting and grinding. Repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes and increases size of metal parts. Positions and clamps together components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding.
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We encourage Minorities and Females to Apply. EOE M/F/D/V. VA Cont. Lic., Class A, #2701-029434A.