Lays out, assembles, installs, or maintains pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Cuts, threads, or hammers pipes to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, or pipe benders.
- Lays out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, or related equipment, according to blueprints.
- Inspects, examines, or tests installed systems or pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
- Plans pipe system layout, installation, or repair, according to specifications.
- Attaches pipes to walls, structures, or fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools, or welding equipment.
- Modifies, cleans, or maintains pipe systems, units, fittings, or related machines or equipment, using hand or power tools.
- Selects pipe sizes, types, or related materials, such as supports, hangers, or hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
- Assembles pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.
- Installs pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers or water heaters, or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools.
- Installs automatic controls to regulate pipe systems.