Profession Pipe fitter

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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

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional

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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