â¢ Four years of experience in the trade, including apprenticeship.
Special Required Qualifications
Fusion welding certification for natural gas system, within 12 months of employment., Grade 1 operator Water Distribution License, within first 6 months of employment.
Experience installing or operating steam systems. Experience operating domestic water systems. Experience installing large piping in trenches. Experience operating excavation equipment. Experience reading blueprints or drawings for utilities. Demonstrated knowledge ofÂ OSHAÂ regulations (confined spaces, asbestos, excavation,Â PPE, traffic control). Experience trouble shooting complex issues.
Under general supervision, applies knowledge and skill at the journey level to install and repair piping, fixtures, appliances and appurtenances related to steam, water and drainage systems, and performs other duties related to incidental thereto.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
â¢ Installs and repairs sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters and softeners and garbage disposals; install and repairs radiators, convectors, autoclaves, traps, valves, pumps, meter, and related piping and equipment.
â¢ Installs heating and cooling coils, traps, and refrigeration piping.
â¢ Installs and maintains water and steam distribution piping and control equipment; fire hydrants and related distribution system equipment; installs and maintains sanitary and storm sewer systems,
installs and maintains natural/propane gas systems, installs and maintains chilled water systems.
â¢ Draws layouts, and reads and interprets blueprints and drawings.
â¢ Performs general sheet metal work as required.
â¢ Welds using arc, gas, heliarc, and spot welding techniques.
â¢ Participates in an after hours on-call rotation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
â¢ Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the pipefitting trade.
â¢ Knowledge of tools and equipment of the trade and skill in their safe use.
â¢ Knowledge of welding techniques and equipment.
â¢ Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
â¢ Knowledge of applicable building code requirements.
â¢ Ability to plan and perform work involving the installation, modification, and repair of new and existing piping systems.
â¢ Ability to follow instructions, specifications, and blueprints.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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