• Location: Hammond, Indiana
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #14592
  • Salary: $80,724.80

Lead Pipe Fitter

Pay: $34.17/hr.
Week 1: 11pm to 7am – Work 7 days (Wed – Tue.), off 1 day (Wed)
Week 2: 3pm to 11pm – Work 7 days (Th – W), off 2 days (Th & Fri)
Week 3: 7am to 3pm – Work 7 days (Sa – Fri), off 4 days (Sa – Tue.)
Week 4: Start rotation over at week 1 (11p to 7am)
Location: Hammond, Indiana

Job Summary-
Responsible for leading and directing work. Maintain and install various types of pipelines, fittings, hydraulics, and pneumatics as required for Maintenance.

Job Responsibilities-

  • Lead and direct work assignments.
  • Accompany loss control representatives and building inspectors on tour of facility piping equipment.
  • Order and maintain adequate inventories of replacement parts.
  • Assist the Maintenance Planner in coordinating the preventive and predictive maintenance program.
  • Lead and direct plant shutdowns in piping area.
  • Lead other Maintenance personnel, as needed.
  • Develop working procedures and material requirements for the job.
  • Calculatedimensions and bends required for piping.
  • Install bends, cuts, threads, and cut-off piping in shapes; fabricate pipe to particular requirements for the job.
  • Start up and shut down equipment lines with Company and OSHA safety procedures.
  • Inspect and maintain facility piping systems, heating systems, refrigeration & air conditioning systems, water treatment & sewer systems, and burners & heaters.
  • Setup and operate various bending, threading and cut-off equipment.
  • Install various types of insulation of pipe coverings; remove and dispose of old coverings in line with Company hazardous waste procedures, EPA and OSHA requirements.
  • Make hydraulic pressure tests on piping installations. Check and adjust controls, gauges, and valves to achieve control flow or pressure.
  • Post and maintain current records on safety checks and inspection dates for assigned equipment; including, but not limited to MainSaver.
  • Notify Supervisor of potential piping systems dangers and corrective actions taken and/or documented.
  • Plan and perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of piping theory and principles, specifications, properties of various materials, and principles of operation.
  • Consults with Electrical personnel for electrical concerns/issues.
  • Work with/assist project teams and outside contractors.
  • Plan working procedure details to determine material or replacement needs and determine a logical approach to repair problems.
  • Perform plant-wide piping maintenance, making adjustments as required.
  • Follow blueprints, diagrams and service manuals to repair broken parts, realign and adjust mechanical components, and to dismantle machines to gain access to problem areas.
  • Make sketches of parts and layouts. Design and construct adaptations of component parts or standard parts, as required.
  • Maintain Company required performance and maintenance records for all piping equipment. 
  • Analyze mechanical and operational problems on assigned equipment; plan and perform corrective actions.
  • Make necessary corrections and running adjustment to maintain maximum production and quality.
  • Review production schedule and when equipment is not scheduled for manufacturing, change equipment to new sizes or perform scheduled maintenance.
  • Test equipment to check operation prior to going back into production.
  • Make preventative maintenance checks and reports.
  • Notify department Supervisors of recurring equipment failures.
  • Instruct and direct any maintenance trainee(s) assigned.
  • Train other personnel on the Lead Person Piping job functions, as necessary.
  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Develop an understanding of the need for a team environment and commitment to high quality and productivity amongst assigned personnel.
  • Actively participates in departmental Safety Audits.
  • Ensure proper care/use of all Company tools and equipment.
  • Actively supports and participates in Continuous Improvement (CI).
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area(s).
  • All other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Essential Physical Requirments-

  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs., standing, walking, climbing, bending, twisting, crouching, push/pull, reach above shoulders a great amount of time, hand/finger (manual) dexterity, and visual acuity (corrected) to read directions/ prints required.
  • Overtime is required (as necessary)
  • Call-ins are required (as necessary)
  • All other requirements, as noted in the Job Demand Profile.

Education and Experience-

  • Certified pipe welder req’d.
  • High School Diploma or GED req’d.
  • 5-7 yrs pipe-fitting & welding work experience req’d.
  • Strong mechanical systems knowledge along with demonstrated knowledge and ability in welding.
  • Industrial mechanical skills in general plant production maintenance and repair.
  • Ability to read/interpret blue prints.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written.
  • High degree of precision working with minimum tolerances required.
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