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You might hire a pipefitter to:

  • Develop pipe installation plans

  • Cut, assemble, and install pipes
  • Repair pipe malfunctions

  • Test piping systems for safety and functionality

Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Knowledge of pipe cutting and welding methods
Deep understanding of hydraulic and other plumbing systems
Capability to read and comprehend pipe blueprints
Strong grip on safety procedures when handling dangerous equipment or chemicals on the job
Experience with equipment such as pneumatic drills, welder’s gauges, and flange aligners
Superb attention to detail
Ability to work in tight or awkward spaces
Great communication skills
Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs Sharp arithmetic and problem-solving skills