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Position:  Welder/Pipefitter
Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
Job Id:  150
# of Openings:  1

Job Title:        Welder/Pipefitter
Location:        Colorado Springs, CO
SUMMARY: Review and plan layout, install and/or demo, test and repair all types of piping systems in accordance with applicable plans, specifications, codes, and industry standards.
  • Coordinate with job site manager to configure piping system layout(s)
  • Develop a complete understanding of the contract plans and specifications as well as C.A.D. documents and be able to plan, lay-out, install and/or repair all types of piping system application
  • Utilizes all industry standard(s) for pipe fitting techniques and methods for different types of piping systems and pipe connections including butt weld, socket weld, threaded, grooved, flanged, compression, glued and fused joints
  • Understand and implement lockout/tag-out procedures for safe and secure task(s)
  • Read and understand orthographic and isometric drawings and visualize two-dimensional drawings in three dimensions
  • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions. Check grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometers, calipers, and precision measuring instruments
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material
  • Develop templates and models for welding projects, using mathematical calculations based on blueprint information
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to comprehend documents to include but not limited to, safety rules and regulations, installation & maintenance instruction and procedure manuals, ability to write daily reports and correspondence. The ability to understand information, ideas, direction and be able to perform the task or assigned project and to be able to ask questions to insure you understand the information given
  • Must have a working knowledge of pipefitting techniques and methods
  • Must be able to work with carbon steel, stainless steel, PVC, poly/HDPE, copper, and various high pressure/temperature alloys
  • Must be proficient in the use of bevellers, threaders, groovers and other end prep machines.
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately
  • This position may require knowledge and experience in multiple Piping system applications to include but not limited to following: Heating water, Chilled Water, Condenser water, Lab & Medical gasses, Refrigeration applications, Fuel & Oil applications and High & Low-pressure Steam applications
  • This position may require knowledge and experience in multiple Piping material applications to include but not limited to the following: Steel/carbon pipe, Copper Pipe, PVC/PCV pipe, Poly Pipe applications, Stainless Steel pipe and Aluminum pipe
Promotes Company Welfare and Stewardship:
  • Promote a positive learning environment in mentoring  and directing of apprentices
  • Maintain all tools and equipment in serviceable condition
  • Use materials and other resources conservatively to promote project success and profitability
  • Participate in  the orientation of new employees on your job site
  • Collect and retain recyclable scrap byproducts for procession through Company channels
  • Prevent theft of personal and Company property by promoting a secure work environment
  • Develop and maintain positive job site relationships among all craft workers and contractors
  • Understand that exceptional customer satisfaction is a core value and culture at HPE
  • Share innovative ideas for improvement with regard to new products and installation/productivity methods
Promotes and Maintains a Safe Work Environment:
  • Wear the proper personal protective equipment as required at all times
  • Report any unsafe conditions, near misses, or injuries promptly through the proper channels
  • Maintain a neat, clean, organized, safe work environment at all times
  • Promote, attend, and actively participate in all scheduled job site safety meetings and training
  • Lead by example with regard to job site safety
  • Accept responsibility for your own personal safety, the safety of co-workers, and liability exposure of the Company
Ensure HPE’s Pride and Quality:
  • Install all systems and products per code, specifications, submittals, and contract documents
  • Utilize CAD and other internal coordination drawings as intended
  • Provide applicable input promptly to maintain current “As-Built” record drawings
  • Perform testing of all rough-in installations as required and immediately provide record information to lead
  • Immediately report any substandard craftsman ship to lead
  • Perform to the best of your ability at all times, and take pride in both your work and your company
Promotes and contributes to “One Team”:
  • Support the general welfare of your co-workers
  • Develop  good listening skills by being  open minded and receptive to optional methods and procedures
  • Share lessons learned when and where appropriate
  • Share trade knowledge and skills with co-workers, especially apprentices
  • Share the workload responsibilities equally by consistently reporting for work on time, in the proper attire, prepared for work
  • High School Diploma (or GED, High School Equivalence Certificate)
  • Minimum 4 years Pipefitting experience
  • Steamfitters license a plus but not required


See Environmental, Health, & Safety for a Job Analysis
This description is intended to be sufficient to identify the job level and to be illustrative of the duties that may be required.  It shall not be interpreted to describe all the duties the incumbent may be required to perform.
Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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