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Pipe Fitter and Steamfitter Jobs New Orleans LA

Although plumbing, pipelaying, pipefitting, and steamfitting are sometimes considered a single trade, workers generally specialize in one of five areas. Plumbers install and repair the water, waste disposal, drainage, and gas systems in homes and commercial and industrial buildings.

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
(800) 474-4253
909 Poydras St Ste 1425
New Orleans, LA

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Temps Unlimited
(504) 482-8367
7979 Earhart Blvd Ste C
New Orleans, LA

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A Secretarial and Business Service
(504) 288-7638
1310 Gardena Dr Ste 101
New Orleans, LA

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Delta Personnel Inc
(504) 833-5200
2709 L And A Rd Ste 100
Metairie, LA

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Labor Finders
(504) 828-9208
1018 Central Ave
Metairie, LA
 
East Bank Orleans Career Solutions Center - JOB 1
(504) 658-4500
2330 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA
 
JOB One Career Solutions
(504) 364-5625
3520 General DeGaulle Drive
New Orleans, LA
 
West Jefferson Career Solutions
(504) 227-1283
1900 Lafayette Street
Gretna, LA
 
Supported Employment Network Of Louisiana Inc
(504) 833-0284
3801 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA
 
East Jefferson Career Solutions Center
(504) 838-5678
1801 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA
 
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Pipe Fitter and Steamfitter Jobs

Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters

Nature of the Work

Most people are familiar with plumbers who come to their home to unclog a drain or fix a leaking toilet. Plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems. Some of these systems move water from reservoirs to municipal water treatment plants and then to residential, commercial, and public buildings. Other systems dispose of waste, supply gas to stoves and furnaces, or provide for heating and cooling needs. Pipe systems in powerplants carry the steam that powers huge turbines. Pipes also are used in manufacturing plants to move material through the production process. Specialized piping systems are very important in both pharmaceutical and computer-chip manufacturing.

Although plumbing, pipelaying, pipefitting, and steamfitting are sometimes considered a single trade, workers generally specialize in one of five areas. Plumbers install and repair the water, waste disposal, drainage, and gas systems in homes and commercial and industrial buildings. Plumbers also install plumbing fixtures—bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets—and appliances such as dishwashers, waste disposers, and water heaters. Pipelayers lay clay, concrete, plastic, or cast-iron pipe for drains, sewers, water mains, and oil or gas lines. Before laying the pipe, pipelayers prepare and grade the trenches either manually or with machines. After laying the pipe, they weld, glue, cement, or otherwise join the pieces together. Pipefitters install and repair both high-pressure and low-pressure pipe systems used in manufacturing, in the generation of electricity, and in the heating and cooling of buildings. They also install automatic controls that are increasingly being used to regulate these systems. Steamfitters install pipe systems that move liquids or gases under high pressure. Sprinklerfitters install automatic fire sprinkler systems in buildings. Plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters use many different materials and construction techniques, depending on the type of project. Residential water systems, for example, incorporate copper, steel, and plastic pipe that can be handled and installed by one or two plumbers. Municipal sewerage systems, by contrast, are made of large cast-iron pipes; installation normally requires crews of pipefitters. Despite these differences, all plumbers, pipelayers, pipefitters, and steamfitters must be able to follow building plans or blueprints and instructions from supervisors, lay out the job, and work efficiently with the materials and tools of their trade. When plumbers working construction install piping in a new house, they work from blueprints or drawings that show the planned location of pipes, plumbing fixtures, and appliances. Recently, plumbers have become more involved in the design process. Their knowledge of codes and the operation of plumbing systems can cut cost...

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