Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine layout requirements
Cut, thread, and hammer pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, and pipe threaders and benders.
Cut openings for pipe in walls, floors and ceilings using hand or power tools or machines
Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, and threading joints.
Select type and size of pipe required
Weld, braze, cement, solder and thread joints to join pipes and fabricate sections of piping system
Install supports, valves, piping and control systems
Test system for leaks using testing equipment
Clean and maintain pipe units and fittings and flush system
Remove and replace worn components and reactivate system
May prepare cost estimates for clients.
Inspect work sites for obstructions and to ensure that holes will not cause structural weakness