The Pipefitter installs or repairs water, steam, gas or other types of pipe and pipefitting. Work involves most of the following: laying out work and measuring to locate position of pipe from drawings or other written specifications, cutting various sizes of pipe to correct lengths with chisel and hammer, oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting machines, threading pipe with stocks and dies. This Pipefitter is responsible for bending pipe by hand-driven or power-driven machines, assembling pipe with couplings and fastening pipe to hangers, making standard shop computations relating to pressures, flow and size of pipe required; and making standard tests to determine whether finished pipes meet specifications. In general, the work of the Maintenance Pipefitter requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.
Workers primarily engaged in installing and repairing building sanitation or heating systems are excluded.
Processing – The Pipefitter will receive work assignments by workload managers. Assignments are in the form of oral or written instruction (work order) to perform a variety of related tasks. Work quality is inspected by workload managers, occasionally by spot-check but usually by results achieved. The employee is responsible for making further tests and alignments to insure that the completed equipment is aligned and functioning properly; also, spot- checking or inspecting own work. The employee may issue work assignments and provide training/instructing to fellow workers on procedures when assigned to assist. Should work be assigned that requires special certification or licensing to perform the work or to use specialized tools or equipment, the incumbent will be required to obtain such certification or licensing and maintain any associated qualification requirements; for example, this position may require Respirator and CPR certification. Housekeeping. The Pipefitter will observe established safe working procedures and ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be picked-up and stored, and municipal trash containers will be emptied.
Preparation of Documents. As required, the Pipefitter maintains equipment history cards and logs, prepares reports, and failure reports. The employee may be required to create different types of charts for standing jobs orders and on completed and pending work information.
Technical Support. The Pipefitter will receive work assignment through oral instructions provided by the work leader, higher-graded Government representative, or work orders. Written guides in the form of blueprints, specifications, technical manuals, manufacturer’s manuals, etc. are available and used. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, and NAVFACSW publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the Government as needed.
Meetings/Conferences – The Pipefitter shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings The Pipefitter shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
Updates – The Pipefitter shall provide monthly status reports that summarizes the work efforts and accomplishments performed.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – The Pipefitter will comply will all PPE requirements of the Navy.
Experience Requirements – The Pipefitter must have a broad knowledge of the fundamental principles of pipefitting shop practices and trade skills, and capability to apply knowledge of theory for the operation of numerous types of pipefitter jobs.
All Candidates must have/be:
a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.
d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.
e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).