Pipefitter job duties include but not limited to:

  • Ensure work accomplish required job
  • Ensure yard safety rules and regulations are carried out
  • Layout, fabricate, assemble, install, repair and modify piping systems
  • Ability to silver braze and thread is a plus.

Requirements include:

  • Must possess the ability to perform threading, soldering, gluing, welding and/or brazing of pipes and fittings
  • 2+ years working experience in a shipyard/ship repair environment
  • Must be able to obtain DBIDS credentials to work on Military bases
  • Must be able to lift 50 to 70 lbs.
  • High School Degree or Equivalent


Pipefitter Improver

Job duties include but not limited to:

  • Inspect and prepare the area for work, taking special care if hot work is required. Verify gas free certifications and tag-outs, before commencing any work.
  • Run lines and leads required to accomplish work. Accomplish drop test if using flammable or oxygen depleting gases.
  • Inspect work for defects before turning the job over to welders. Correct fit-ups as required. Confer with supervision or journeyman before correcting deficiencies.
  • Document existing conditions before commencing work and report conditions to the journeyman or supervisor.
  • Remove damaged pipe in accordance with specifications and as directed by the journeyman or supervisor.
  • Measure or template pipe for fabrication.
  • Blank systems in accordance with standard Item 009-24 or other applicable safety standards.
  • Fit up the new pipe using the proper fit up type in accordance with specifications.
  • Ensure a strain free fit-up to pumps or other connecting equipment.
  • Blank tanks and accomplish boundary air tests.
  • Accomplish or verify Lock-out Tag-out requirements before commencing.

Requirements include:

  • Good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
  • Must have four (4) years of pipefitting experience, two (2) of which in the maritime repair environment.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Silver Brazing theory
  • Must be able to interpret specifications and Navy/MSC/ABS standard items and manuals.
  • Must have a working knowledge of ship repair terminology and ship compartment naming convention.
  • Sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
  • Work at heights above 12’ from ladders, scaffolding, and manlifts.
  • Lift/push/pull 50 lbs to 75 lbs

Company Information

Tidewater Staffing Offers:

  • Weekly Pay
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Temp-to-Hire Job Opportunities
  • Free Training Programs
  • Direct Deposit | Money Network Cards
Tidewater Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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