Steamfitter – pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.
To install a typical piping system in a commercial building or industrial plant, steamfitter – pipefitters:
Study blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the type of pipe and tools to use, and lay out the sequence of tasks
Sometimes make detailed sketches for pipe and equipment fabrication and installation, as required
Measure, cut, thread, groove, bend, assemble and install metal, plastic and fibreglass pipes, valves and fittings
Join pipe sections, related equipment and secure in position
Use testing equipment to check systems for leaks
Steamfitter – pipefitters also remove and replace worn components, do general maintenance work and may work on plant shutdowns.
Steamfitter – pipefitters work both indoors and outdoors at physically demanding tasks that often require climbing. They work approximately 40 hours per week, with overtime sometimes required to meet construction deadlines.
There is some risk of injury involved in working with power tools and heavy equipment.
Project: Suncor / Syncrude / Shell Scotford
Shift: 10-hour shift – Days/Nights
Fort McMurray Pay Rate: $46.45
Fort Saskatchewan Pay Rate: $45.70
Notes: Camp Accommodation – Fort McMurray
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Positions available in Fort McMurray and Fort Saskatchewan.