Pipefitter – Journeyman

Harper Limbach, LLC

Orlando, FL, USA

Full time

$26-32 (monthly)

Oct 23

The incumbent performs skilled pipefitting tasks in the installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC pipeline systems. S/he may occasionally oversee and direct the work of a small group of laborers.


  • Measures and marks pipes for cutting, threading, and welding.
  • Lays out full-scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, and related information from blueprints.
  • Plans pipe system layout, installation, and repair according to specifications.
  • Selects pipe and related materials for projects, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic systems.
  • Inspects and tests installed systems and pipelines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other approved methods.
  • Assembles pipe sections, tubings, and fittings using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, and/or welding equipment.
  • Fills pipes with water/air and observes pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
  • Reviews blueprints and specifications to determine work details and procedures.
  • Locates and marks the position of pipe installations, connections, penetrations, and fixtures in structures using measuring instruments such as rulers and levels.
  • Measures, cuts, threads, and bends pipe using hand power tools or machines.
  • Cuts openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings using hand and power tools.
  • Hangs steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place.
  • Installs underground storm, sanitary, and water piping systems.
  • Uses specialized techniques, equipment, or materials to perform computer assisted welding of small pipes, and work with special piping used in microchip fabrication.
  • Inspects equipment, structures, and materials to identify the cause of errors, safety hazards, or other issues, and solutions or escalates them appropriately.
  • Facilitates knowledge transfer and teaches trade skills to less experienced tradespeople.


  • Work tasks for this position are regularly performed in indoor/outdoor environments, intermittently in confined spaces, and routinely require the use of tools such as pipe dies, power threading and cutting machines, hammers, wrenches, torches, and channel locks.
  • Depending on the work location, the incumbent may be exposed to extreme temperatures, inclement weather, noise, poor ventilation/lighting, and other hazards or conditions typically associated with a construction job site.


  • This position may require up to 15% travel.


  • Graduation from high school, vocational school, or training equivalent.
  • 5+ years of related experience in pipefitting work on a variety of installations.
  • Ability to work from blueprints, sketches, and oral instructions under limited supervision.
  • Must be construction-document and drawing literate, with knowledge of all phases of construction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, tools, and equipment employed in the joining, jointing, cutting, bending, threading of all types of HVAC piping.
  • General knowledge of the hazards of the trade and necessary precautionary measures.
  • Willingness and ability to work nights and overtime on an as-needed basis.
  • Capacity to leverage leadership skills to facilitate learning, teamwork, and collaborative relationships.
  • Valid Driver’s License.


  • Rigging and Signaling Certification.
  • Forklift Certification.
  • Aerial and Scissor Lift Certification.
  • Completed OSHA 30-Hour Training.
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certification.
  • Qualified candidates are asked to apply to this position directly via our Open Opportunities page at https://harperbuildingsystems.com/careers/open-opportunities.

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