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Pipe Fitter

Job Description:

General Summary of Duties: Plan, lay-out, install, test and repair all types of piping systems in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes, and industry standards. Work in other crafts at levels appropriate to training and skills as requested by supervision. Position will report to Superintendent as assigned by SIMMCO.

Pay rate is negotiable. Work schedule is 5-10's, and these positions will be working either day or night shift.


Essential Abilities, Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned as required):

• With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications and plan, lay-out, install and/or repair all types of piping systems in accordance with those plans and specifications.

• Read and understand plans and specifications, including orthographic and isometric drawings. Visualize two dimensional drawings in three dimensions.

• Follow established job-site safety and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work area. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize hazards.

• Inspect subordinate's work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain, and take any corrective action needed.

• Use appropriate hand and power tools to fit and install all types of pipe and/or similar tubular products; cut or drill holes in walls to permit passage of pipes; select specified type and size of pipe; mount pipe hangers and brackets on walls and ceilings to hold pipe; install valves, couplings and other fittings; disassemble and remove damaged or worn pipe; and lift, position and secure materials and work pieces during installation.

• Utilizes all pipe fitting techniques and methods for different types of piping systems and pipe couplings including butt welded, socket welded, threaded, victaulic, grooved, glued and fused joints

• Understand and implement lockout/tagout procedures in a safe manner.

• Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards.


Qualifications: 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 – High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)Preferred

• Experience – Minimum 3 years' experience as pipe-fitter helper.

• Communication Skills – Comprehend documents such as safety rules, operating maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The ability to understand information, ideas, direction and then be able to perform the task or project discussed. Also, to be able to ask questions to insure you understand the information given.

• Must have a working knowledge of pipe-fitting techniques and methods.

• Must be able to work with carbon steel, stainless steel, PVC, poly/HDPE, copper, and various high pressure/temperature alloys

• Must be proficient in the use of bevelers, threaders and other end prep machines.

• Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately.

• NCCER Certification as Industrial Pipe-fitter preferred.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Ability to perform repetitive movements

• Ability to work overhead

• Ability to use hands to grasp

• Ability to reach with arms

• Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist

• Ability to sit, climb and balance.

• Ability to work up to 12 hour shift in all weather and temperature extremes.

• Ability to frequently lift and/or push or pull up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or push or pull up to 50 pounds.

• Vision adequate to perform all required tasks.

• Ability to move in and around confined and cluttered places and uneven areas. Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with age.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment as needed to perform job tasks.

• Employee is regularly exposed to noise, dust, varying types of smells

• Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, must be able to properly use and handle toxic or caustic chemicals.

• Employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, and outside weather conditions.

• Employee is expected to work in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining a clean work area


Other Relevant Information:

• This position is a Non-Exempt position and is subject to overtime pay.

• Travel is not required in this position.

• This position reports directly to the Robins & Morton Manager as assigned by the Robins & Morton Superintendent for daily task and to the Superintendent of the project.