Profession Pipe fitter

Pipe fitter

Pipe fitters assemble, install and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems.

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Personality Type

Tasks pipe fitter

  • Select pipe sizes, types and related materials.
  • Measure and mark pipes for cutting and threading.
  • Cut, thread and hammer pipes according to specifications.
  • Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings and related equipment according to specifications using techniques such as welding, brazing, cementing, soldering or threading joints.
  • Cut and bore holes in structures (e.g. bulkheads, decks, walls and mains) using hand and power tools.
  • Attach pipes to walls, structures and fixtures using tools and equipment such as brackets, clamps or welding equipment.
  • Check the work and repair and correct faults.
  • Examine and test installed systems and pipe lines (e.g. using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation or other methods).
  • Modify, clean and maintain pipe systems, units, fittings and related machines and equipment.

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Source: Sisyphus ODB