Pipefitter Job Profile and Description

A Pipefitter is one who installs, fixes and maintains pipes in a facility. Unlike plumbers, pipefitters work mostly in industrial facilities and are accountable for the upkeep of the water and electrical pipes in manufacturing and other industrial units. Though there is no professional qualification required for this job, individuals are often given an on the job training before commencing their work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintenance and overhaul of all electrical and water pipes in a facility.
  • Ensuring that there are no breakdowns and all production processes are smoothly carried out.
  • Regular inspection of all pipes and detecting malfunctions and damages if any.
  • Maintaining a service cycle record.
  • Efficiently completing all tasks as assigned by the supervising manager.
  • Complying with industry safety norms and standards of working.
  • Assembling new pipes and planning the layout of the same.
  • Reading blueprints of the facility to plan work processes.
  • Coordinating work with other fellow workers and other departments of the organization.
  • Reporting all damages, issues and other matters relating to the pipe systems to the supervising authority.

Skills and Specifications

  • Should have the ability to read blueprints and layout plans.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and complete all delegated work within the specified time.
  • Knack of working in a team and coordinating work with fellow workers.
  • Knowledge of appropriately using and handling repair tools and equipments.

Education and Qualifications

  • High school degree, diploma or a GED equivalent qualification from an accredited institution.
  • Vocational training as a pipefitter, with about 2 to 3 years of experience.