Pipefitter Job Description Template

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Pipefitter Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a pipefitter to build and maintain pipe systems.

You’ll get to read blueprints, set specifications, lay out plans for installation, and prepare pipes. You should be able to use pneumatic and hydraulic tools following safety guidelines. Ideally, we’d also like you to have experience in both residential and industrial settings, and with pipes of different materials (steel, PVC, etc.).

If you also have strong numerical and communication skills, and you find great excitement in seeing the systems you built work, we’d like to meet you.


  • Review blueprints to understand requirements
  • Set and modify specifications
  • Inspect and prepare sites for construction operations
  • Measure and cut pipes according to requirements
  • Weld, assemble, and lubricate pipes
  • Install and secure pipes (e.g. with clamps)
  • Test functionality of hydraulic and other systems
  • Repair malfunctions, breakages, or leaks
  • Use and maintain tools (e.g. pneumatic drill, saws)
  • Collaborate with other workers (e.g. plumbers, painters) to produce finished constructions
  • Follow safety guidelines and use protective equipment (e.g. goggles)


  • Proven experience as a pipefitter
  • Knowledge of health and safety guidelines when dealing with dangerous equipment or chemicals
  • Good numerical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to work in shifts and/or overtime
  • Valid licens

What does Pipefitter do?

A pipefitter typically performs the following tasks on a day-to-day basis:

  1. Reading blueprints and technical drawings to understand the layout and specifications for the installation or repair of piping systems.
  2. Cutting, measuring, and threading pipes using various tools and techniques to ensure they fit and connect properly.
  3. Installing and assembling pipe systems, including joining pipes using welding, brazing, soldering, or other methods.
  4. Fabricating or modifying pipes and pipe fittings as needed to meet specific requirements.
  5. Installing and aligning valves, pumps, and other equipment related to the pipe system.
  6. Testing piping systems for leaks and assessing any potential issues or malfunctions.
  7. Performing routine maintenance and repairs on existing pipe systems.
  8. Collaborating with other construction professionals, such as plumbers, HVAC technicians, or electricians, to ensure proper coordination and efficient installation or repair of piping systems.
  9. Maintaining accurate records of work performed, including materials used and any changes made to the original plans.
  10. Adhering to safety standards and regulations to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment.

Please note that the specific responsibilities of a pipefitter may vary depending on the industry or project they are working in.

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