Pipe Fitter and Steamfitter

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A Day In The Life

Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair, according to specifications. Inspect, examine, or test installed systems or pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods. Select pipe sizes, types, or related materials, such as supports, hangers, or hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications. Measure and mark pipes for cutting or threading.

Attach pipes to walls, structures, or fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools, or welding equipment. Assemble or secure pipes, tubes, fittings, or related equipment, according to specifications, by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, or threading joints. Lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, and related equipment, following blueprints.

Turn valves to shut off steam, water, or other gases or liquids from pipe sections, using valve keys or wrenches. Cut, thread, or hammer pipes to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, or pipe benders. Remove and replace worn components.

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Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

Certificate (High School + 0-4 years, Certificate awarded)
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Percent Job Growth:

12% - Average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $38,530 - $68,770

Hourly: $19 - $33