Pipe Fitter


North Charleston, SC


Depends on value to firm (hourly)


Full-time employment

Career Path

Potential to move into a supervisory position


Written Test and Practical Test

Tools (personal) 

Torpedo level, Tape Measure, Tri-square, Ball-peen hammer, Wrap around, Framing square, Pencil, Pipe center finder


  • Safe Driver (DMV record must meet the requirements of the Company insurance provider)
  • Respects safety policy and promotes the safety for self and others
  • High regard for quality and efficiency
  • Physical ability (including vision) to perform required tasks
  • Able to work in confined spaces
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to travel for work out-of-town
  • Willingness to work extended hours, varying shifts and emergent work
  • Able to work in high-pressure situations with little or no supervision
  • Willingness to take responsibility for assigned equipment and inventory
  • Working as part of the crew when your core competency is not required

Understanding and experience with

  • Coordination with a job site manager to configure pipe system layout
  • Requisitioning proper pipes and other materials
  • Selecting type and size of pipe
  • Proper use of measuring equipment, transit, square, and plumb bob, etc.
  • Proper use of wedges, turnbuckles, jacks, hammers, cutting torch, file, and power grinder
  • Assembling and installing pipe systems, pipe supports, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.
  • Installation of pipe for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems
  • Cutting, threading, and hammering pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, and pipe threaders and benders
  • Assembling and securing pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, and threading joints
  • Attaching pipes to walls, structures and fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools or welding equipment
  • Inspecting, examining, and testing installed systems and pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods
  • Measuring and marking pipes for cutting and threading
  • Lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, and related equipment, following blueprints
  • Selecting type and size of pipe, and related materials and equipment, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications
  • Bending pipe, using pipe bending tools and pipe bending machine
  • Securing pipes to structure with brackets, clamps, and hangers, using hand tools and power tools
  • Installing and maintaining hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment, such as pumps and cylinders, using hand tools
  • Repairing cracks and leaks

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