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    Position Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair industrial or domestic high-temperature water and high-pressure piping systems and equipment. This position reports to the Central Plant Supervisor.  


    The location of this position is Department of the Air Force, 66 Air Base Group, Civil Engineering (66th ABG/CEO), Hanscom AFB, MA 01731


    Hanscom AFB, MA is located in a "high cost of living" area.

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    As a Pipefitter, you will:

    • Installs, modifies, and repairs new and existing high-pressure piping systems and equipment such as steam heating, steam generation, and hydraulic systems, steam generators, flash and expansion tanks, condensate, vacuum, and circulating pumps, and radiators.
    • Plans and lays out installation, repair, and/or modification of high pressure piping systems and equipment applying and interpreting information in blueprints, charts, and sketches. 
    • Troubleshoots/inspects high-pressure piping systems and equipment and determines need for modification and/or repair to insure proper and safe operation.
    • Performs various operational repairs and preventive maintenance on steam and chilled water distribution systems.
    • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains safe and clean work environment.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT:  Employee makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places.  Must stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions.  Frequently lifts parts and equipment that weight up to 50 pounds.  Occasionally lifts items that weight over 50 pounds with assistance from other workers.

    · Work is done inside and outside, and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy.  Sometimes required to make installations and repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present.  Frequent exposure to the possibility of uncomfortable heat conditions.  Frequently exposed to the possibility of strains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, and infections.  Occasionally exposed to the possibility of broken bones.

    · Employee uses and maintains prescribed safety/protective clothing and equipment such as the following:  hard hat, safety glasses, shoes, belts, face shields, respirators, gas masks, ear protection devices, gloves, coveralls, and foul weather gear.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    4204 Pipefitting

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