A pipefitter is a tradesperson who lays out, puts together, produces, maintains, and repairs mechanical piping systems. The pipefitter will install, inspect, and maintain - as well as repair or replace, as needed - such equipment as pipes, pipelines, filters, steam traps, strainers, and valves. The tradesperson must be able to visually inspect pressure gauges and vacuum gauges to recommend any necessary repair work. Responsibilities also include testing equipment and piping for potentially dangerous and destructive issues such as excessive pressure or leaks.
Visually inspect pressure and vacuum gauges and recommend repair work if necessary.
Install, inspect and maintain repairs or replace pipes, pipelines filters, steam traps and strainers valves.
Handle and install pipes of various materials.
Test equipment and piping for pressure and leaks.