Pipefitters work in the heavy manufacturing industry. If you enjoy laying out, installing, and maintaining piping systems that provide steam heat, power, water, hydraulic pressure, air pressure, and oil, this could be the job for you!
Pipefitters bend, cut, weld, and bracket pipe; repair, pack, and adjust valves; and test installed equipment for leaks. If ensuring that piping systems meet government specifications excites you, then read further to see how you can join an industry and profession that will keep you challenged and engaged for years.
Pipefitters work primarily in manufacturing plants and sometimes in shops. Conditions may be noisy, or warm or cold to extremes. Welding fumes and dust are often present. A pipefitter’s protective gear is awkward and heavy. If the idea of working a traditional 9-5 desk job in a cubicle doesn’t appeal to you, pipefitting would give you an opportunity to be on your feet and working with your hands. Fitters also get to experience new projects each with their own unique challenges, so no day is ever the same.
As the industry grows and the demand for pipe fitters, pipe fitting is an excellent career choice for anyone who is interested in a steady career that is both personally and financially rewarding. If you are interested in being a pipefitter for Midsouth Mechanical give us a call at (706)-884-3206 to see if we have open positions!