CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Maintenance Pipefitter

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Maintenance Pipefitter
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Lay out, assemble, install, or maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems. Cut, thread, and hammer pipe to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, and pipe threaders and benders.
 
Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, and threading joints.
 
Attach pipes to walls, structures and fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools or welding equipment.
 
Inspect, examine, and test installed systems and pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
 
Measure and mark pipes for cutting and threading.
 
Lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, and related equipment, following blueprints.
 
Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair according to specifications.
 
Select pipe sizes and types and related materials, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
 
Cut and bore holes in structures, such as bulkheads, decks, walls, and mains, prior to pipe installation, using hand and power tools.
 
Modify, clean, and maintain pipe systems, units, fittings, and related machines and equipment, following specifications and using hand and power tools.
 
Install automatic controls used to regulate pipe systems.
 
Turn valves to shut off steam, water, or other gases or liquids from pipe sections, using valve keys or wrenches.
 
Remove and replace worn components.
 
Prepare cost estimates for clients.
 
Inspect work sites for obstructions and to ensure that holes will not cause structural weakness.
 
Operate motorized pumps to remove water from flooded manholes, basements, or facility floors.
 
Dip nonferrous piping materials in a mixture of molten tin and lead to obtain a coating that prevents erosion or galvanic and electrolytic action.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Maintenance Pipefitter
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Maintenance Pipefitter
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Maintenance Pipefitter
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Maintenance Pipefitter
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 4 years, up to and including 10 years
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Maintenance Pipefitter
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Air Conditioning Installer
Aircraft Hydraulic Equipment Mechanic
Aircraft Plumbing and Hydraulic Mechanic
Coppersmith
Coppersmith Apprentice
Corrosion Control Fitter
Diesel Engine Pipe Fitter
Equipment Service Associate (ESA)
Fire Control System Installer
Fire Hydrant Mechanic
Fire Sprinkler Installer
Fitter
Gas Fitter
Gas Fitter Apprentice
Gas Line Installer
Gas Line Repairer
Gas Line Servicer
Gas Main Fitter
Gas Pipe Layer
Gas Plumber
Gas or Water Meter Installer
Green Pipefitter
Heating Unit Installer
Hydrant Setter
Hydraulic Plumber
Industrial Gas Fitter
Instrument Fitter
Irrigation System Installer
Irrigation Technician
Journeyman Pipe Fitter
Journeyman Pipefitter
Locomotive Pipe Fitter
Machine Repairman
Maintenance Pipe Fitter
Manhole and Underground Steamline Inspector
Marine Pipefitter
Marine Plumber
Marine Steam Fitter
Meter Setter
Millwright
Pipe Fitter
Pipe Fitter Apprentice
Pipe Welder
Pipe or Steam Fitter Furnace Installer
Pipefitter
Piping Designer
Plumber
Plumber and Tinner
Plumbing Installer
Plumbing Technician
Service Technician
Sprinkler Fitter
Sprinkler Installer
Sprinkling System Installer
Steam Fitter
Steam Heating Installer
Steam Pipe Fitter
Steam Service Inspector
Steam Trap Man
Steam Trap Worker
Steamfitter
Steamfitter Apprentice
Water Hydrant Installer
Water Mechanic
Water Meter Installer
Water Pipe Installer
Water Regulator and Valve Repairer
Welder
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance
Benchmark Title: Maintenance Pipefitter
 
 
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