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Job Title: STEAMFITTER, SENIOR*
Job Code: 0572
Job Level: 08
Revised Date: 06/07/2004
Job Family: JF 21
Perform general repairs and preventive maintenance on all steam distribution, chilled water, domestic water, air, gas and vacuum systems under the supervision of a qualified mechanic.
Clean mechanical rooms, pick up and deliver parts. Assist other mechanics as required/directed. Perform basic calculations and conversions. Perform basic steamfitting maintenance tasks given by higher level mechanic and/or supervisor. Use hand and power tools associated with the trade. Process hot work permits. Perform safety duties as a fire watch. Fill out paperwork including but not limited to work orders, inventory and preventive maintenance forms. Assist qualified mechanic with identifying and performing maintenance on various steam valves rated 150lbs to 300lbs. Assist qualified mechanic with performing minor maintenance tasks on low pressure steam components. Perform intermediate math calculations including ratios and proportions, solve basic algebra, area, volume and circumference problems, and use Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangle problems. Select, inspect, use and maintain block and tackle, chain hoists, come-alongs, jacks and tuggers for use in rigging. Install the appropriate pipe hangers for piping systems and read and interpret pipe support drawings and symbols. Read and interpret blueprints including plot plans, equipment location plans, P&IDs, piping orthographic drawings, structural steel plans, piping ISOs, detail sheets, line indexes, drawing indexes and instrument summaries. Read and interpret pipefitting standards, codes, and specifications and identify pipe and components according to specifications. Perform trade related calculations including thermal expansion, the use of tables of equivalents and conversion tables and right angle trigonometry. Identify types of pipe, flanges, gaskets and bolts and install pipe sleeves and floor penetrations. Assist qualified mechanic with installation and maintenance of different types of steam and condensate valves. Test piping systems including pretests, service flow tests, head pressure tests, hydrostatic tests and steam blow tests. Install and remove threaded and flanged valves, replace valve stem O-rings and bonnet gaskets, and valve packing. Prepare base metals for cutting or welding. Perform oxyfuel cutting tasks including straight line, piercing, bevels, washing and gouging. Use fit-up gauges and other measuring devices used to align plate and pipe fit-up. Connect welding current and setup arc welding equipment and clean welds. Read welding detail drawings and symbols. Install and replace safety relief valves including pressure and temperature devices. Install, connect, remove and maintain condensate pumping systems. Assist qualified mechanic with installation and maintenance of steam heat coils and associated components. Assist qualified mechanic with installation and maintenance of radiators and associated components. Assist qualified mechanic reading and analyzing steam and condensate meters. Use and install fire-stopping materials Perform air carbon arc cutting and gouging tasks. Read welding detail drawings including lines, fills, object views and dimensioning. Preheat metals, maintain interpass temperatures and postweld heat treatment. Install and maintain steam traps including mechanical, thermostatic and thermodynamic as well as strainers. Identify and maintain components of condensate return systems. Install and maintain the various types of steam control valves. Install and maintain flash tanks and related components. Install and maintain steam and condensate metering devices. Assist qualified mechanic with maintenance tasks on chilled water systems including piping and valves . Perform plasma arc cutting tasks including piercing, slotting, squaring and beveling metals. Perform basic shielded metal arc welding tasks including stringers, weaves, overlapping beads and fillet welds and be able to detect and correct arc blow. Use gas tungsten arc welding to make multi-pass V-butt open-groove welds with carbon steel filler metal. Install and maintain pressure reducing steam valves. Install and maintain pilots including temperature and pressure type. Install and maintain steam pressure powered pumping systems and components. Install and maintain steam converters and components. Install and maintain vacuum systems and components. Install and maintain steam reheat systems and components. Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires an educational background normally acquired through a high school education with course work in skilled crafts, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Possess a valid North Carolina driver's license. Received training on general OSHA standards and requirements. Received training on the use of portable fire extinguisher. Received training on hazardous waste awareness. Received training on asbestos hazards and safety. Completed Fleet Safety training. Received training on Computerized Maintenance Management System. Received training on Communication etiquette including phone, radio and customer service. Received training on hot work permits. Received training on fire watch safety procedures. Received training on confined space entry procedures. Received training on Lock-out/Tag-out procedures. Satisfied testing requirements for Steamfitter, Level 8.
Work requires five years of experience as a steamfitter mechanic or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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