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Field Plumbing Leadmen

Reports to: Installation Manager

Position Summary:

Field Plumbing Leadmen are expected to lead and direct a crew of plumbers/pipefitters to meet project schedule dates efficiently and successfully. Other responsibilities include practical layout and installation of piping, fittings, valves, pumps, floats, heat exchangers, tank penetrations and misc. system equipment for our industrial finishing systems. Plumbers must be fluent and able to read and interpret plumbing schematics and detail drawings. Plumbers must also be experienced with the fitting and joining of PVC, CPVC, black steel, and stainless-steel plumbing materials using threaded, glued, flanged and welded connections.

General Responsibilities:

  • Read and understand schematics and detail drawings for layout, installation and troubleshooting

  • Read and do layout with tape measures, levels, square, dividers, rule, plumb bob, string lines, etc.

  • Common cutting tools such as the band saw, cut off saw, hand plasma torch, tubing cutter, saws-all, hole saw, drill, etc.

  • Cut pipe threads with hand and electric powered pipe thread cutting tools

  • Use hand tools to assemble pipe

  • Safe use of powered lifts and ladders

  • Proper use of pipe cement, pipe thread compound, sealing tape etc.

  • Identify and correct improper operation of installed plumbing systems

  • Proper use of GMAW(MIG) and GTAW(TIG) welding and brazing equipment.

  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with Mechanical and Electrical Leadmen and Project Management

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for a minimum of up to 11 hours per day, with frequent kneeling, squatting, crawling or climbing ladders.

  • Frequent bending, twisting, reaching and grasping

  • Frequently lift parts up to 50 lbs.

  • Must have good eyesight with the ability to read drawings, small print, and see workpieces clearly


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 5 – 10 years of pipefitting experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment

  • Completion of a formal apprenticeship program or technical education certificate or degree preferred

  • State license preferred

  • Ability to travel and work in the field a minimum of 75% of the year.

  • Ability to travel internationally.

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