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Pipefitter / Welder Massachusetts


The Pipefitter/Welder will participate in the installation or maintenance and inspection of HVAC, Utility and Process piping systems.


  • Regular attendance at assigned location; may include A/Z office or other project site;
  • Works on systems that include Heating Hot Water, Chilled Water, Steam, Condensate, Compressed Air, Process Fluids, Chemical, Fuel Oil, Gasses, and other related systems;
  • Works with materials that include carbon steel, stainless steel, plastics, fiberglass, copper, (brazed, soft soldered and pro-press);
  • 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;
  • Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes or fixtures in structures using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels;
  • Test pipes or fixtures for leaks using various methods;
  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing or fittings using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, soldering or brazing equipment;
  • Perform proper fit-up of pipe, fittings and flanges for open root butt welding and socket welding.
  • Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances or fixtures using hand or power tools;
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors;
  • Clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat-bend, grind or bolt component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding.
  • Remove rough spots from work pieces, using portable grinders, hand files, or scrapers.
  • Chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter, using hand scrapers or power chippers, portable grinders, or arc-cutting equipment.
  • Weld pipe and components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions using open root butt weld, socket weld and/or fillet weld.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding.
  • Recognize, set up, and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment.
  • Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits.
  • Examine work pieces for defects and measures work pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications.
  • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease, or other foreign matter.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
  • Select and install torches, torch tips, filler rods, and flux, according to welding chart specifications or types and thicknesses of metals.
  • Fill holes, and increase the size of metal parts.
  • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notify supervisors.
  • Determine required equipment and welding methods, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques.
  • Connect and turn regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure so that desired flames are obtained.
  • Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers.
  • Repair products by dismantling, straightening, reshaping, and reassembling parts, using cutting torches, straightening presses, and hand tools.
  • Clean or degrease parts, using wire brushes, portable grinders, or chemical baths.
  • Mark or tag material with proper job number, piece marks, and other identifying marks as required.
  • Position and secure work pieces, using hoists, cranes, wire, and banding machines or hand tools.
  • Analyze engineering drawings, blueprints, specifications, sketches, work orders, and material safety data sheets to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations.
  • Dismantle metal assemblies or cut scrap metal, using thermal-cutting equipment such as flame-cutting torches or plasma-arc equipment.
  • Preheat work pieces prior to welding or bending, using torches or heating furnaces.
  • Hammer out bulges or bends in metal work pieces.
  • Develop templates and models for welding projects, using mathematical calculations based on blueprint information.
  • Check grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometers, calipers, and precision measuring instruments.
  • Cut, contour, and bevel metal plates and structural shapes to dimensions as specified by blueprints, layouts, work orders, and templates, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knives.
  • Estimate consumable materials needed for production and manufacturing and maintain required stocks of materials.
  • Set up and use ladders and scaffolding as necessary to complete work.
  • Use fire suppression methods in industrial emergencies.
  • Direct helpers or apprentices in appropriate tasks;
  • Read and interpret blueprints, isometric drawings, plans or specifications to determine work details or procedures;
  • Must maintain strict adherence to safety rules and quality;
  • Participate in site housekeeping;
  • Interact with co-workers in an attentive courteous manner;
  • Additional duties as directed by management.


  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Experience: 5 years of Field Experience, trade school or apprenticeship;
  • Knowledge of materials, methods and tools involved in industrial construction;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to keep hand and arm steady;
  • Be highly focused on customer satisfaction expectations;
  • Good documentation and record keeping;
  • Preparation of miscellaneous paperwork including time sheets, daily reports and material requests;
  • Competency in Permit Required Confined Space;
  • Understanding of and strict adherence to daily Job Hazard Analysis (JHA);
  • Appropriate state certification or license;
  • OSHA 10 certification.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to perform tasks in all aspects of construction sites; ability to climb ladders and crawl as needed; ability to work from aerial lifts; ability to lift and manipulate objects of up to 50 lbs.


  • Industrial manufacturing facilities
  • Power generating facilities
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Healthcare & Institutional
  • Pharmaceutical facilities including GMP – Aseptic and non-Aseptic Areas and Non GMP Areas
  • Commercial and offices spaces

A/Z Corporation offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays and vacation.

An AA/EOE Employer