Pipe Fitter

Chesapeake, VA


REQUIREMENTS: ALL Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of Age
  • Able to pass a drug test
  • Legally eligible to work in the US
  • If assigned to a government project, US citizenship and clear background check may be required.
  • Additional Requirements for Craftworkers:
    • Must have own transportation to and from jobsite every workday (driver’s license not required)
    • Must provide own hand tools (excluding power tools)
    • May be expected to travel where the project requires (multi-state opportunities)

Primary Function: Lay out, fabricate, assemble, install, and maintain piping and systems, fixtures, and equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, and/or industrial process systems.

Typical Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Selects type and size of pipe and related materials according to job specifications.
  • Inspect work sites to determine presence of obstructions and ensure holes will not cause structural weakness.
  • Plan sequence of installation to avoid obstructions and activities of other construction workers.
  • Cut pipe using saws, torches, and/or a pipe machine.
  • Thread, fuse, and bend pipe appropriate equipment
  • Assemble and install a variety of metal and nonmetal pipe and pipe fittings, including those made of brass, FRP, copper, lead, steel, stainless steel, ductile iron, and plastic materials.
  • Secure pipes to structures with clamps, brackets, and hangers, using hand or power tools.
  • Test, flush, and chlorinate piping systems
  • May weld holding fixtures to structural steel members.
  • Assist in the installation of industrial process equipment such as pumps, screens, gates, valves, and other machinery
  • Maintain knowledge of all tools required to perform the pipe discipline.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Must have at least 4 years of verifiable experience working with piping systems in industrial construction.
  • Work within precise limits or standards of accuracy.
  • Follow instructions and read blueprints.
  • Work at heights with comfort and ease.
  • May be required to satisfactorily demonstrate craft certification through written and/or performance test, developed and prepared by independent third party.
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