Journeyman Pipefitter

Reporting to the Foreman and Lead Hand of the Assembly department this position is responsible for installing process and utility piping systems for natural gas and process plants while working within time schedules and maintaining quality standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret blueprints, select pipe sizes, types, and materials such as supports, hangers or hydraulic cylinders according to specifications, fabricate supports for clamping pipe
  • Assemble and install process spooling, fit and install threaded socket weld pipe according to specs using welding, brazing, cementing, soldering or threading joints
  • Inspect, examine, or test installed systems or pipe lines using pressure gauge or other methods
  • Measure and mark pipes for cutting or threading
  • Cut, thread or hammer pipes using cutting torches, pipe threaders or benders and power and hand tools
  • Install automatic controls used to regulate pipe systems
  • Cut or bore holes in structures such as bulkheads, decks, walls or mains for pipe installation
  • Follow written and oral instructions from the Foreman/Lead Hand
  • Communicate with Foreman/Lead Hand to identify material or equipment deficiencies
  • Communicate with other workers to ensure timely job progression
  • Direct, coach, and mentor apprentices as required
  • Organize and keep work area and equipment clean and functional
  • Participate in Compass Quality Control and Safety Program including accident investigations and inspections
  • Wear PPE and observe Health & Safety polices at all times
  • Work and operate equipment in a safe and competent manner
  • Assist in other areas of shop as required and assigned by Foreman/Lead Hand

Education, Skills and Requirements

  • Journeyman Pipefitter Ticket or Indentured Apprentice
  • Compression industry and rigging experience
  • Must have own tools as per the Compass Tool List for Tradesmen
  • Knowledge and understanding of Quality Control procedures: CWB, ASME, ABSA where applicable
  • Knowledge and understanding of OH&S, rigging, sling, and crane operation procedures
  • Strong organizational, time management, and problem solving skills
  • Team player with attention to detail
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, climb and work at heights over 10 feet, crouch, and lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis, change room and lunch room require the use of stairs
  • Able to work in a noisy, smoky, dusty shop environment with varying temperatures

Duties are subject to change at any time according to the needs of the location or company. Other duties may be assigned, in addition to or in lieu of, those described above.

Compass prefers to promote from within wherever possible and will interview all interested internal candidates. This position may also be advertised externally. Employees are encouraged to refer any external candidates who may be qualified for the position. Compass reserves the right to choose the most suitable candidate for the position.


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