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Pipefitter

Company: North American Shipbuilding

Daisy Vizier

800 Industrial Park Road

Larose, LA 70373

Department: Pipe

Position Summary

Lays out, fabricates, installs, maintains, and repairs piping systems on ships and vessels or other work that is to be done in shipyard facility, or that is related to shipyard operations.

Working Conditions

Scheduled days cover Monday thru Friday. Weekends and holidays as required. May be called on to perform work at a remote location other than shipyard facility.

Works in all kinds of weather. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions. Subject to electrical and mechanical hazards, ultraviolet light, vibration, noise, working on scaffolding and ladders at height, working over water, and working alone and in confined spaces. Subject to very dramatic temperature changes such as when entering or exiting a tank. Present in the work environment are fumes, smoke, dust, gases, chemicals, and hydrocarbons. Protective clothing, hearing and eye protection, hardhat, safety shoes or boots, and respiratory protection are all to be worn accordingly.

Essential Job Functions (listing most important first)

  1. Plans layout of piping for fuel delivery, hydraulic, pneumatic, cooling, heating, water, fire systems, and oil lines, following blueprints, templates, or oral instructions from supervisor.
  2. Measures and cuts pipe to specified length. Cuts access holes in bulkheads, walls, shell plate, structural members, and decks for installation.
  3. Cuts are made primarily with hand torch, but may also use shop machines to cut and thread pipe and fittings.
  4. Bends pipe or tubing to achieve specified shape for conformity to piping plan, using pipe bender, or will place in a jig and heal to obtain proper dimensions.
  5. Bolts or tack welds hanger brackets to support system.
  6. Connects pipe to fixtures by using screw type fittings, soldering, tack welding, or by bolting flanges using hand wrenches or power tools.
  7. Aligns parts such as flanges, valves, and piping in relation to each other using jacks, come a longs, clamps, clips, wedges, and mauls.
  8. Marks and drills locations for holes.
  9. May be assisted by tacker to tack weld clips, hangers, brackets, or pipe into place prior to final welding.
  10. May use portable power tools such as grinders, chippers, drills, sanders, etc.
  11. Will bevel pipe using hand torch or pipe beveling machine.
  12. May test installed systems to ensure that systems meet specifications; using hydrostatic or air supplied testing techniques.
  13. Must be able to perform basic shipfitting duties if needed.
  14. May repair, pack, or adjust valves.
  15. Other tasks can include transporting tools, materials, supplies, and parts. May use overhead cranes and operate company vehicles.

Essential Job Requirements

Education and Vocation

  • Must be able to read and write alphabetically and numerically.
  • Must be able to pass company-specified performance or standards test. High school education.
  • Vocational education: commercial or on-the-job training, and/or technical school.
  • Must be able to provide verifiable references of past work history.

Physical Requirements

Repetitive sequences that require balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, pushing, pulling, sitting, walking, lifting, finger manipulation, grasping, feeling, seeing, hearing, speaking, and an acute sense of smell.

The U.S. Dept. of Labor classifies the physical requirements that are associated with this job as being that of medium work – exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.

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