Steamfitter – Pipefitter

Duties

Steamfitter – pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.

To install a typical piping system in a commercial building or industrial plant, steamfitter – pipefitters:

  • Study blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the type of pipe and tools to use, and lay out the sequence of tasks
  • Sometimes make detailed sketches for pipe and equipment fabrication and installation, as required
  • Measure, cut, thread, groove, bend, assemble and install metal, plastic and fibreglass pipes, valves and fittings
  • Join pipe sections, related equipment and secure in position
  • Use testing equipment to check systems for leaks

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