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Pipe Fitter Helper (42266)

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Job Description

A pipefitter Helper assists with the removal, repair, targeting, laying out, fabricating, installing, and testing of marine piping systems Repair and fabrication includes the use of hand and power tools. Additional tasks associated with this position include assisting with the blanking and pressure testing of tanks (structural boundary testing). The qualifications and general capabilities listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired by the shipyard.


  • Must be able to comprehend instructions, and general correspondence.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of ship repair terminology and ship compartments.
  • Must be fire watch certified.
  • Must be physically and medically capable to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) required for the job as prescribed under OSHA standards. PPE includes hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.)
  • Must be able to effectively confer job related information verbally and in writing
  • Must have a basic knowledge of pipe fitting theory.
  • Must be able to operate and care for equipment, portable power tools, and hand tools used to accomplish assigned work.
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Must understand the US customary and metric measurement systems.
  • Must have two (2) years of related experience, some of which in the maritime repair environment


  • Arrive at the designated work site at the assigned time and end the shift as directed by the schedule and pipe shop supervisor.
  • Work shifts and overtime as assigned.
  • Be accountable for completion of daily work assignments.
  • Comply with OSHA standards and BAE best safety practices.
  • Keep your work area clean and safe at all times, especially at the end of the shift.
  • Ensure the work site is ready for hot work before hot work commences.
  • Comply with the Company’s “Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy” which expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace will be businesslike and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment.
  • Confer with the Supervisor, Improver, and Journeyman to resolve unexpected events related to your assigned task. Carry out written or oral instructions.

Work Tasks Include:

  • Inspect and prepare the area for work, taking special care if hot work is required. Verify gas free certifications before commencing any work. Confer with Journeyman or Supervisor about Tag Out before commencing work
  • Run lines and leads required to accomplish work. Accomplish drop test if using flammable or oxygen depleting gases.
  • Notify the Supervisor or Journeyman of unusual conditions.
  • Remove damaged pipe as directed by the Improver, Journeyman, or Supervisor
  • Assist with measuring and templating pipe.
  • Blank systems in accordance with standard Item 009-24 or other applicable safety standards as directed by supervision.
  • Assist with fitting pipe and strain free alignment.
  • Blank tanks and accomplish boundary air tests as directed by supervision.
  • Assist with Lock-out Tag-out requirements.


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