- Should have 1 - 3 years of experience as a Pipefitter Helper or similar experience
- Should have 1-2 years experience as a journeyman Pipefitter or Boilermaker
- 2 years of formal Pipefitter training may substitute for up to 2 years of helper experience
- Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- The employee must be able to use standard and/or metric rule to measure.
- Demonstrate ability to use whole numbers, fractions and decimals to add, subtract, multiply and divide and be able to accurately follow instructions.
- Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Some types of jobs will require special training. Examples: The fusion welding of "Polyethylene" pipe; the handling and assemble of "Gifford/Hill Concrete Pipe," the assembly of various lined pipes and testing according to manufactures data.
- The employee must understand rigging and cable selection. Must be able to determine the weights of various pipes by using the industry approved weight tables.
NOTE: The location of most job sites are within the confines of a chemical plant environment. Prior to working at the job site, specific training will be provided as to the nature of the products in that area, the safety requirements, the necessary protective equipment needed, procedures to follow should abnormal conditions arise.
Certain jobs will require that "Process Blinds" be installed. The use of various test meters will be required when working in "Confined Space" job locations.