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This is manual work at the journeyman level in the installation, maintenance, and modification of all parts of a steam distribution and return system.

An employee in this class should possess expertise in all phases of pipe fitting. The methods of performing assigned tasks are usually left to the journeyman STEAM FITTER. Work assignments, both oral and written, are received from a supervisor; progress and completion are reviewed.


Installs, maintains, modifies, improves, and repairs all parts of the steam distribution/condensate return piping system.

Prepares assemblies for installation; performs cutting, threading, welding, and pipe-bending operations.

Installs strainers, regulators, traps, pumps, insulation, valves, etc.

Follows through on written orders and completes required paper work.

Solders and welds fittings, valves, piping, etc., to insure proper order.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and considerable experience as a journeyman STEAM FITTER/welder; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of the welding/steamfitting trade.

Considerable knowledge and ability in pipe-fitting, threading, soldering, and welding in relation to pressurized steam systems.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to read and work from simple sketches, diagrams, and broken parts.

Skill in the use and care of the tools and equipment common to the steamfitting\welding trade.



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