Pipe welders have a physically intensive job in which they perform a variety of tasks, including assembling, installing and maintaining pipes for various processing systems; moving and handling objects; and communicating with colleagues on work-related tasks. They are also responsible for inspecting and repairing equipment, organizing and planning work activities, and operating vehicles, machinery, and equipment. Additionally, pipe welders may be responsible for training colleagues, and they must document any work they have performed.
Pipe Welder Tasks
Install pipe hangers, valves, support structures, and other elements of pipe systems.
Select pipes of the proper type, size, and material for project, cut them to the correct length.
Arrange pipes according to blueprint and weld them together using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
Follow safety procedures when operating equipment.