Edison Chouest Offshore companies




Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: Tampa Ship

1130 McCloskey Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33605


Office: (813) 248-9310

Fax: (813) 248-9806

Contact by email or fax only. Pre-approval is required for on-site interviews.


The pipefitter 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.

Essential Job Functions

The pipefitter:

  1. Plans layout of piping for fuel delivery, oil lines, and hydraulic, pneumatic, cooling, heating, water, fire systems, following blueprints, templates, or oral instructions from supervisor.
  2. Measures and cuts pipe to specified length. Cuts access holes in bulkheads, walls, shell plates, structural members, and decks for installation.
  3. Makes cuts primarily with a 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 a pipe bender or by placing it in a jig and heating it to obtain the 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 a 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. May perform other tasks, including transporting tools, materials, supplies, and parts. The pipefitter may also use overhead cranes and operate company vehicles.

Working Conditions

Scheduled workdays cover Monday through Friday with weekends and holidays as required. Works in all kinds of weather. May be required to perform work at remote locations other than at shipyard facility. May be required to perform work alone in confined spaces. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Subject to ultraviolet light, electrical hazards, vibration, noise, and a variety of other physical conditions, such as a proximity to moving mechanical parts, working on scaffolding and ladders at heights greater than six feet, working over water, and subject to very dramatic temperature changes, such as when entering or exiting a tank. Also present are fumes, smoke, dust, gases, chemicals, and hydrocarbons. Protective clothing, hearing and eye protection, hard hats, safety shoes or boots, and respiratory protection are to be worn accordingly.

Essential Job Requirements

The pipefitter must:

  • Be able to read and write alphabetically and numerically.
  • Be able to pass company-specified performance or standards test.
  • Have attended vocational school, technical school, or high school or have completed commercial, shop, technical, or on-the-job training.
  • Be able to provide verifiable references of past work history.

Physical Requirements

The pipefitter position requires repetitive sequences that require balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, 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.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Company-paid short-term disability

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability

Return to main employment page