Pipefitter Journeyman

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A Journeyman Pipefitter performs and knows how to fabricate butt weld pipe, threaded pipe, and socket weld pipe; is able to identify and install above, underground and specialty piping, hangers and supports, valves and inline specialties; and understands how to perform stress relieving aligning and testing. A Journey Level Pipefitter masters mathematical functions and knows their applications to pipefitting. They are also able to properly identify and master hand tools, power tools, and equipment, including equipment for rigging and their procedures.


Varies by location. Must have open availability any time, any day of the week. Length of employment is limited to job assignment and/or project duration.


  • Pipefitting Safety – work safely around the hazards associated with the Pipefitting field.
  • Pipefitting Tools – use hand, electric, pneumatic and hydraulic tools in a safe manner.
  • Construction Math – Demonstrates a level of competency in construction math as required in trade practice, including fractions, decimals, geometry, use of formulae, and trigonometry.
  • Drawing and Detail Sheets – Identify parts and types of drawings and interpret drawing indexes and line lists.
  • Advanced Blue Print Reading – Correctly identify piping arrangement drawings. Read and correctly interpret GPS coordinates, control points, elevations, P&ID’s plan views and section views. Identify isometric drawings.
  • Identifying and Installing Valves – correctly identify the purpose of valves, including those that start, stop and regulate flow and regulate direction; and identify types of valve actuators. Understand and explain how to properly store and handle valves.
  • Pipe Hangers and Supports – Correctly identify types of pipe hangers and supports. Identify and interpret drawings and symbols, and accurately determine placement of hangers. Competently identify, explain, install and maintain variable and constant spring can supports.
  • Stress Relieving and Aligning – Understand thermal expansion, anchors and cold springing. Have a knowledge of stress-relief procedures. Be able to successfully align pipe flanges to rotating equipment nozzles.
  • Threaded Pipe Fabrication – Correctly identify and explain the materials used in threaded piping systems and explain types of threads. Read and interpret screwed fitting joint drawings. Calculate offsets.
  • Socket Weld Pipe Fabrication – Correctly identify fittings and read/interpret socket weld pipe drawings. Correctly determine pipe lengths between socket weld fittings and supports.
  • Butt Weld Pipe Fabrication – Correctly identify butt weld piping materials and fittings and read/interpret butt weld piping drawings. Correctly determine pipe lengths between fittings and supports.
  • Advanced Pipe Fabrication – Calculate piping offsets. Fabricate tank heating coils. Competently lay out three and four piece mitered turns and perform geometric lay out of pipe laterals and supports.
  • Rigging Equipment – Safely and competently identify and use basic and special rigging procedures and equipment including chain hoists, come-alongs, jacks and tuggers. Be able to competently inspect hooks, slings and other rigging equipment. Can determine sling capacities and angles. Must be proficient in the use of hand signals.
  • Testing Piping Systems and Equipment – Competently perform all pre-test requirements and hydrostatic tests. Have knowledge of steam blow tests.
  • Underground Pipe – Correctly identify and explain the different types and use of underground piping materials and fittings, and identify pipe size classifications.
  • Above Ground Pipe – Correctly store pipe and materials. Identify types of flanges, and explain the location of flange bolt holes.
  • Special Piping – Be able to install flared and compression joints using copper tubing. Solder and braze joints using copper tubing. Demonstrate ability to bend pipe to a specified radius. Competently install grooved pipe couplings.
  • Oxyfuel Cutting – safely perform the following oxyfuel cutting tasks: straight line and square shapes, piercing and slot cutting, bevels, and washing.
  • Work within precise limits and standards of accuracy.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Work within company policies (including Safety and Human Resources policies), client policy and OSHA safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor as needed.


  • Four (4) years minimum heavy industrial field experience as a Pipefitter.
  • Able to correctly execute material take offs, figure offsets, take off to fittings and rigging.
  • Completion of pre-hire and post-hire substance abuse testing as required by company and/or client.
  • Completion of Safety related certifications such as OSHA 10 or Safety council programs as required by company and/or client.
  • Ability to work with others to achieve job goals.
  • Read, write and communicate using English language sufficient to perform job functions as required by client and/or facility policy.


  • Stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Use arms and hands to reach for, handle or manipulate objects.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally lifting items weighing more than 50 pounds with assistance.
  • Climb up and down ladders, scaffolds and other objects.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
  • Acceptable eyesight – naturally or with correction.
  • Eye-hand coordination.
  • Good physical fitness.
  • Good sense of balance.
  • Work at great heights is required.


  • Torpedo Level
  • 12’ measuring Tape
  • 25’ Measuring Tape
  • 12” Adjustable Wrench
  • 10” Adjustable Wrench
  • 6” Adjustable Wrench
  • 12“ Pipe Wrench
  • 14” Pipe Wrench
  • 18” Pipe Wrench
  • ¾” Combination Wrench
  • 7/8” Combination Wrench
  • 15/16” Combination Wrench
  • 1 1/16” Combination Wrench
  • 1 1/8” Combination Wrench
  • 1 ¼” Combination Wrench
  • Spud Wrench or Line-up Bar
  • Leather Gloves
  • Flat Screw Drivers
  • Phillips Screw Drivers
  • Tool Box with Lock
  • 10” Channel Lock Pliers
  • #9 Side Cutters
  • 4’ Wrap Around
  • 16 oz. Hammer
  • 32 oz. Hammer
  • Pipefitter Blue Book
  • 2’ Pipefitter’s or Framing Squares
  • 12” Tri-square
  • Smart Level
  • 24” Level
  • Plumb Bob
  • ¾ “ x 6” Cold Chisel
  • Center Punch
  • Degree Finder
  • Protractor
  • Line Up Dogs
  • Hickey Bar
  • Rain Coat or Poncho
  • Steel toed or Composite toed Work Boots


Construction workers perform physically demanding work including lifting and carrying heavy objects, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling in awkward positions. Some work at great heights, or outdoors in all weather conditions. Some jobs expose workers to harmful materials or chemicals, fumes, odors, loud noise or dangerous machinery. Some workers may be exposed to lead based paint, asbestos, or other hazardous substances during their work especially when working in confined spaces. To avoid injury, workers in these jobs wear safety clothing/personal protective equipment such as gloves, hard hats, protective chemical suits, and devices to protect their eyes, respiratory system and hearing. While working in underground construction, Construction workers must be especially alert to safely follow procedures and must deal with a variety of hazards.

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