Richard Construction Inc. (RCI) is currently seeking experienced Industrial Journeyman Pipe Fitters.

Position Summary

Industrial Pipe Fitters will assemble, layout, install, and maintain piping systems on steam, fluid, or gas systems. The pipe systems may include but not be limited to: pipe, flanges, supports, valves, gauges, hangers, and angles. Pipe Fitter may work in all parts of the construction or maintenance site including in buildings, outside, and inside structures, i.e., tanks or boilers. Functional knowledge of pipe material differences (such as carbon steels, chromes, stainless steels), piping components, and the care required to maintain their integrity.  The work may also include working in underground (excavation) areas or working at heights up to 300 feet in elevation.

RCI has various levels of Pipe Fitter positions based on experience and skills ranked as follows:

  • Pipefitter Leadman: NCCER Certified Pipefitter that has demonstrated competency in installing, assembling, fabricating, maintaining, and repairing mechanical piping systems. Direct assistant to Foreman.
  • Pipefitter I: NCCER Certified. Same as "Pipefitter Leadman" but with 95% ability or greater. Must have 5+ years of industrial piping experience.
  • Pipefitter II: NCCER Certified. Same as "Pipefitter Leadman" but with 90% ability or greater. Must have 3 to 5 years of industrial piping experience.
  • Pipefitter III: Same as "Pipefitter Leadman" but with 85% competency or greater.  Applies to 2nd year apprentice in Pipefitting trades.
  • Pipefitter IV: Same as "Pipefitter Leadman" but with 80% competency or greater.  Applies to 1st year apprentice in Pipefitting trades.

Qualification Highlights:

  • Must be able to read prints and illustrate thorough knowledge of pipe fitting procedures and skills
  • Must have good leadership and communication skills
  • Must have experience on an industrial construction project
  • Must be able to regularly and reliably show up at the assigned job site
  • Must meet all safety and security requirements at the assigned job site

Position Responsibilities:

  • Read engineered drawings and specifications to determine the scope of work: locations in space (coordinates), quantities, and sizes of materials required
  • Identify all tools required for tasks
  • Identify safety risks and precautions required to eliminate those risks
  • Prepare, fabricate, install, and fit pipe to specifications
  • Install valves, hangers, supports, flanges inside piping system according to plans and applicable specifications
  • Perform tests (e.g., hydrotests) to ensure the quality of the pipe and piping system
  • Hoist loads using slings, chains, shackles, hooks, cables, and other rigging equipment

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated industrial construction/maintenance history experience
  • Ability to read prints and construction drawings
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, manufacturers manuals, and instructions
  • Demonstrated knowledge on the pipe fitting processes for industrial piping (refineries, chemical plants, etc.) and boiler components for a combined cycle power plant
  • Must have 4+ years of experience with the pipe fitting processes
  • Good problem-solving abilities and pipe fitting math skills
  • Good aptitude and manual dexterity
  • Good reading comprehension
  • Ability to work with others - Team player
  • Ability to work independently - minimal supervision, reliable performer
  • Good communication skills with co-workers and supervisors
  • Commitment to Richard values, safety rules, and regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Richard Construction Inc. (RCI) former employee from a Reduction of Force (ROF)
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certification as an Industrial Pipe Fitter
  • Formal/Technical education

Candidate Possession of Required Tools:

  • 1 - Metal Box with Lock
  • 2 - Torpedo Magnetic Levels
  • 1 - 25' Tape Measure
  • 1 - Canvas Bolt Bag
  • 2 - 12" x 24" Framing Square
  • 2 - 6" x 12" Squares
  • 1 - String Level
  • 1 - 8" Crescent Wrench
  • 1 - 14" Pipe Wrench
  • 1 - 24" Pipe Wrench
  • 1 - Pipefitter's Blue Book
  • 1 - 420 Channel Locks
  • 1 - Torch Lighter (Striker)
  • 1 - Chalk Line
  • 1 - Set of Allen Wrenches
  • 1 - Line Up Bar
  • 2 - Combination Open/Box End Wrenches (7/8", 15/16", 1-1/16", 1-1/8", 1-1/4")
  • 1 each Combo 3/8" thru 3/4"
  • 1 - Screwdriver (Flat End)
  • 1 - Screwdriver (Phillips Head)
  • 1 - Set of Tip Cleaners
  • 1 - 24" Level
  • 1 - Pair of Cutting Goggles
  • 1 - Center Finder
  • 1 - 4" Wraparound
  • 1 - 12" Cresent Wrench
  • 1 - 18" Pipe Wrench
  • 1 - Center Punch
  • 1 - Wire Cutters
  • 1 - Plumb Bob
  • 1 - Set Blinding Wedges - Small
  • 1 - 3lb to 4lb Ball Peen Hammer
  • 1 - 32oz. Ball Peen Hammer
  • 1 - Combination Set: Tri-Square, Protractor, and Center Finder
  • 1 - 3/8" Rachet Drive with 3/8" through 1" set
  • 1 - Construction Calculator
  • 1 - Safety Toed Boots

Physical Requirements:

  • Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting
  • Will talk and hear in order to communicate effectively
  • Must have good dexterity with hands and fingers to perform the precision adjustments of tools, machinery parts and controls
  • Able to use arms and hands to signal, grad, hold, turn, and push or pull objects such as materials, controls, and tools
  • Will be required to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs in weight
  • Will occasionally work at heights, climb ladders and stairways, and work off platforms
  • Will work at heights up to 300 feet utilizing proper fall protection devices
  • Will use vision abilities to focus, see short distances, see colors, possess depth perception and peripheral vision
  • Must be capable or working outdoors in the elements including but not limited to the heat, cold, rain, snow, and wind
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, earplugs/muffs, safety vests, gloves, steel toe/safety toe boots, and masks/respirators

RCI is dedicated in providing a SAFE and Drug Free environment.

RCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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