Walashek | Norfolk, VA, 23500, US
Salary Range:$40,000 – $67,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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The Pipefitter is responsible for comprehending and utilizing blueprints, sketches, drawings, technical manuals, and work process instructions in order to measure, cut, thread and bend pipe (of multiple material types) to required shape using hand and power tools. This position must also have the ability to install prepared pipe into systems. This role reports directly to the Lead man or Foreman as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the following: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lays out and fabricates piping and possess the ability to install into established piping systems within technical guidelines.
  • Read and interpret basic drawings, technical manuals and weld symbols.
  • Pass tack-weld test procedure
  • Ability to work tack-weld standards
  • Inspection of work, identification of potential problems, initiation of corrective actions.
  • Increase awareness of Quality procedures within department  
  • Perform as a productive working team member that meets daily goals set by the supervisor.
  • Must possess experience in the trade and knowledge of ship terminology
  • Must have working knowledge of procedures, strong mechanical aptitude and the ability to follow directions
  • Use and read a tape measure
  • Lay out material
  • Fit -up material
  • Prepare for rigging of material
  • Comprehensive Torch and Tac-Weld Work
  • Use a radius gage
  • Use hand power tools
  • Conduct Lock-Out/ Tag-Out
  • General Knowledge of USN Standard Items
  • Possess the ability to bend Pipe mandrel pipe bender
  • Proficiency in brazing
  • Understand rolling off set


Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency (desired)
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and measure using the metric system
  • Must be TWIX card and DBIDS credential eligible



Working Conditions:


  • Open-air conditions such as noisy, hot, cold, as well as in an office controlled environment.
  • May have to visit projects aboard ships, rigs both on and offshore as well as confined spaces. Must wear hearing, eye, head protection and proper PPE when required.
  • Visits may require standing on a variety of surfaces and at differing angles, bending over, crouching and climbing up and over obstructions such as scaffolding, ladders, and internal barge and boat structural members.
  • Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.
  • Perform prolonged standing.
  • Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
  • Lift/push/pull 50lbs on an occasional basis.
  • Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.
  • Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
  • Ability to work at heights above 12' while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.
  • Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.
  • Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.
  • Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.
  • Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.
  • Ability to enter 18" x 36" openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time within OSHA guidelines.
  • Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
  • Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
  • Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.
  • Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.
  • Some travel required



We provide paid holidays, vacation, paid medical & dental and 401(k) benefits.

Walashek Industrial & Marine Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.


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