Pipefitter 2nd Class (Non-Local)

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Pipefitter 2nd Class (Non-Local)

Jacksonville, Florida




Job Description

A pipefitter Improver is responsible, with some supervision, for removing, repairing, targeting, laying out, fabricating, installing, and testing marine piping systems such as Auxiliary Salt Water, Fire Main, Potable Water, Hydraulic, Compressed Air, Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, Engine Exhaust etc. in accordance with work item specifications, NAVSEA/Military standards and drawings or other regulatory body standards such as ABS, Military Sealift Command, etc. Repair and fabrication include the use of various shop equipment such as table saws, pipe threading machines, bending machines (power as well as hand operated), drill presses and brazing equipment. Additional tasks associated with this position include blanking and pressure testing of tanks (structural boundary testing). The Improver is also responsible for providing direction to helpers as directed by the supervisor. The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard. 




1. Must be able to comprehend instructions and general correspondence. 

2. Must have a working knowledge of ship repair terminology and ship compartment naming convention. 

3. Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) 

4. Must be able to effectively confer job related information verbally and in writing including providing recommended corrective action. 

5. Must have working knowledge of different types of joint fit-ups. 

6. Must have a working knowledge of Silver Brazing theory. 

7. Must be able to certify in: a. MT Braze (B-1) 

8. Must be able to interpret specifications and Navy/MSC/ABS standard items and manuals. 

9. Must possess a working knowledge of equipment and work processes used in marine pipe fabrication, repair, and targeting. 

10. Must be able to operate and care for equipment, portable power tools, and hand tools used to accomplish assigned work. 

11. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Must understand the US customary and metric measurement systems. 

12. Must have four (4) years of pipefitting experience in the maritime repair environment. 



1. Provide direction to a pipefitter Helper if assigned. 

2. Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the schedule and pipe shop supervisor. 

3. Work shifts and overtime as assigned. 

4. Be accountable for completion of daily work assignments. 

5. Comply with OSHA standards.

6. Keep your work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift. 

7. Ensure the work site is ready for hot work before commencing hot work. Communicate with the Fire Watch and provide direction as necessary. 

8. Provide quality work and Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) as required by the work specifications or assigned by the supervisor. 

9. Comply with the Company’s “Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. 10. Confer with the supervisor and Journeyman to resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task. Carry out written or oral instructions. 


Work Tasks Include: 

a. Inspect and prepare the area for work, taking special care if hot work is required. Verify gas free certifications and tag-outs, before commencing any work. 

b. Run lines and leads required to accomplish work. Accomplish drop test if using flammable or oxygen depleting gases. 

c. Inspect work for defects before turning the job over to welders. Correct fit-ups as required. Confer with supervision or journeyman before correcting deficiencies. 

d. Document existing conditions before commencing work and report conditions to the journeyman or supervisor. 

e. Remove damaged pipe in accordance with specifications and as directed by the journeyman or supervisor. 

f. Measure or template pipe for fabrication. 

g. Blank systems in accordance with standard Item 009-24 or other applicable safety standards. 

h. Fit up new pipe using the proper fit up type in accordance with specifications. 

i. Ensure a strain free fit-up to pumps or other connecting equipment. 

j. Blank tanks and accomplish boundary air tests. k. Accomplish or verify Lock-out Tag-out requirements before commencing. 


Must be DBIDs eligible and have OSHA 10 and fire watch prior to starting work.

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