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Job Description

Hagerstown, Maryland
Job type:
Date Posted:
Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Pipe welders are welding professionals who employ various techniques to permanently join metal pipes together. Their job description entails laying, fitting, and bonding pipes such as those found in plumbing, gas and other industrial applications.

-Assemble and install metal pipes and pipe fittings for stainless and carbon steel projects
- Use clamps, brackets, and hangers to secure pipes to structures
- Remove slags and rough spots from workpieces by operating grinders or scrapers to ensure smooth work surface
- Employ their knowledge of metallurgy to determine materials and equipment most suitable for a welding project
- Clean and prepare workpieces using chemical solutions etc. to remove foreign matter such as grease, rust etc.
- Use heating furnaces to preheat metal pipes prior to welding or bending
- Cut and shape metal components to set specifications using power saws, chipping knives or other hand tools
- Fill holes, cracks, and dents on metal workpieces or pipe products
- Use micrometers, calipers and other precision measuring instruments to check gap allowances, grooves or angles
- Assemble metal and non-metal pipes and pipe fitting using threading machine
- Study schematics, diagrams, and blueprints to determine the layout of pipes
- Measure and fabricate pipe routings to match existing in-line piping systems
- Control and turn valves or regulators to adjust flames and ensure proper use of welding gas
- Wear appropriate protective gear and ensure compliance with established health/safety regulations
- Troubleshoot a piping system and conduct diagnosis to identify and fix pipe problems.

Working hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
-Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor and other employees of organization.
-Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. All applications necessary to adequately perform required tasks.
-Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing this job, the employee is constantly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally push and/or pull a maximum force of 200 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Close mental and visual applications required to interpret drawing, layout and plan work. Good judgment in determining best method and procedure to be followed. Able to work on jobs while applying safety rules at all times.

High School

1-4 years

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the kn