Pipefitter Helper


  • Mid Atlantic Fabrication LLC


  • Pipefitter Helper


  • Operations


  • Fairmont, WV

Direct Report:

  • Welding Manager


  • This position will work under the direction of a pipefitter or piping foreman to assist with the layout of pipe within the shop environment in order to maximize workflow of welding operations.


  • Read and understand plans and specifications including blue prints and isometric drawings
  • Visualize two dimensional isometric drawings in three dimensions
  • Use appropriate hand and power tools to fit, install, disassemble, and/or remove:
    • Specified type and size of pipe
    • Pipe hangers and brackets on walls and ceilings to hold pipe
    • Install valves
    • Couplings and other fittings
    • Utilize threading machines for the installation of small bore screw pipe
    • Utilize pipe cutting mechanisms including beveling machine to cut large bore pipe to specified lengths
  • Lift, position and secure materials and work pieces during installation
  • Utilize pipe fitting techniques and methods for different types of piping systems and pipe couplings including: butt welded, socket welded, threaded, grooved, and fused joints
  • Assist with the lay out the installation of large bore and small bore pipe around structural and mechanical elements by clearly communicating objectives with welders and fitter helpers
  • Follow established job-site safety and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work area
    • Understand and implement lockout/tag out procedures in a safe manner.
    • Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize hazards
  • All other duties as assigned by the site superintendent

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent walking and climbing (stairs, ladders, terrain)
  • Frequent lifting (up to and including 50 pounds)
  • Frequent bending, twisting and standing
  • Exposure to working outdoors in all-weather conditions
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours in any given week including weekend assignments as required
  • The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to work or visit within areas where it is required.  This includes: hard hat, safety glasses, reflective vest, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, or other protective equipment as required by the location
  • Remaining calm during emergencies and respond appropriately as dictated by the circumstance of the incident which includes within and around locations and when required to climb and descend stairs to access available exits


  • Must have two or more years of experience fitting screw, small bore, and/or large bore industrial piping
  • Candidates should have previous experience with rigging of pipe for construction applications
  • Must be able to read ISOs and create spool drawling
  • Must have strong mathematical abilities
  • Must be the capability to calculate tie in points and other site construction efforts in a high paced environment
  • Must have a working knowledge of pipe fabrication


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Licenses or Certifications:

  • OSHA 10 Certification preferred


  • Mid Atlantic Fabrication LLC (Mid Atlantic) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


  • Mid Atlantic Fabrication offers competitive salaries, benefit programs and a high paced professional workplace conducive to professional growth and development.

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