COMPANY SUMMARY: A third generation family-owned business, Shapiro & Duncan has been serving customers in DC, Maryland and Virginia since 1976. The company is known for their award-winning company culture and complex commercial, government and institutional design-build projects that require first-rate performance, work quality and customer service. We specialize in full service mechanical solutions which include engineering, coordination, prefabrication assembly, construction, service and maintenance.

JOB SUMMARY: Install Pipe systems (Plumbing/HVAC) with an emphasis on quality, productivity, training, and teamwork.


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in commercial Pipefitting.  
  • Able to work Monday-Friday with occasional overtime during afternoons, evenings and weekends as needed.  Hours may involve start times as early as 5:00 a.m.  NOTE:  Specific project requirements that may require afternoon or evening/night shifts.  
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, including ability to resolve conflict professionally with the assistance of management.
  • Interface effectively, ethically and professionally with all levels of individuals:  internal and external executives, internal and external professionals, owners and their staff, line employees, subcontractors, vendors, etc.
  • Communicate effectively in English (aural, verbal, and written).
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (experience may be substituted for education)
  • PREFERRED: Welding Certification that meets the requirements of Section IX of the ASME Code.
  • Able to sit, stand, bend, walk, climb, and remain in static positions for duration of shift.
  • Able to lift up to seventy-five pounds (75 lbs.) without assistance.
  • Possess current, valid driver’s license (not under suspension or limitation).
  • Able to withstand temperature extremes and exposure to elements (rain, snow, etc.).
  • Possess strong desire, willingness and ability to learn new tasks.
  • Read and comprehend CADD drawings and diagrams, blueprints, sketches, fabrication drawings and submittals.
  • Able to cut and label cuts accurately.
  • Able to layout work ahead of welders.
  • Knowledge of how mechanical equipment works
  • Basic arithmetic skills, including calculating offsets, including for miter pipe and/or fittings.


  • Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe to required angle, using hand or power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, or pipe-bending machines.
  • Install pipe accordingly.
  • Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels.
  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.
  • Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, fixtures using hand or power tools.
  • Direct helpers engaged in pipe cutting, preassembly, or installation of plumbing systems or components.
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipefittings, using hand or power tools.
  • Install underground storm, sanitary, or water piping systems, extending piping as needed to connect fixtures and plumbing.
  • Complete all tasks in a timely matter.
  • Miscellaneous tasks as directed.

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