Pipe Fitters & Steamfitters
Also called: Pipe Fitter, Pipefitter, Welder, Steamfitter
In the Navy: Hull Maintenance Technician; Hull Maintenance Technician Basic; NAMTS Pipefitter; Utilitiesman; Utilitiesman Basic
What they do:Lay out, assemble, install, or maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems.
On the job, you would:
- Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair, according to specifications.
- Inspect, examine, or test installed systems or pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
- Select pipe sizes, types, or related materials, such as supports, hangers, or hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
Engineering and Technology
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer aided design CAD software
Analytical or scientific software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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