Pipe Fitter 1st Class

Company Name Senseco Marine, LLC
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted June 26, 2022
Job Type Full-time



A pipe fitter 1st class must lay out, fit, and tack weld metal components.  The work is performed in a variety of positions including but not limited to flat, vertical, and overhead.  There are also a variety of methods used to weld, such as gas, stick, and tack.  He/she must comply with all safety procedures and guidelines, and comply with all company issued policies, procedures, rules and regulations.  He/she must also have excellent work ethic including excellent attendance, punctually, and the desire to complete designated work in a timely fashion.



  • Must have 5 years experience in the pipe fitting industry.
  • Must be a self starter able to perform their job duties with little or no supervision.
  • Must be able to read and understand construction drawings or blueprints.
  • Must be able to use a one line diagram to develop a piping system.
  • Must be able to layout, fit, and tack pipe spools together.
  • Must have excellent math skills, and the ability to communicate with supervisors and or subordinates.
  • Must have a good understanding of valves, and all terminology of the trade.
  • Must be proficient in the use of a hand torch and do tack welds.
  • Must be able to cut and install piping through bulkhead penetration.
  • Must have the ability to turn over a completed and clean job.
  • Must be capable of teaching and assisting other class fitters the basic fundamentals of the industry.
  • Must have a willingness to learn new techniques and automated or semi-automated processes for increased productivity and the ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Must be able to identify and report any and all problems and discrepancies to the appropriate department.
  • Must have knowledge of pipe fittings tools, including but not limited to benders, bevellers, and saws.


  • Must have own tools, and be skilled in their use, including but not limited to: 25 foot tape measure, 50 foot tape measure, plumb bob, square, adjustable square, bevel square, 18 inch level, 2 pound ball peen hammer, 5 pound sludge hammer, 12 inch adjustable wrench, weld shield, flash light, pipe wrap and chalk line.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by Senesco job hazard analysis.
  • Must be physically able to work in all areas of the shipyard.
  • Must complete any other task or assignment as directed by a supervisor.


Physical Demands

  • The employee must have correctable vision to 20/40, however contact lenses are not permitted in certain production area positions.
  • The employee must pass the Ishihara test for color blindness and have the ability to read and understand safety symbols and colors, (i.e. red, yellow, green, etc.).
  • The employee must pass a pulmonary function exam for positions requiring respiratory protection.
  • The employee must be able to stand, sit, walk, squat, kneel, stoop, or climb stairs or a ladder.
  • The employee must be able to perform overhead work, as necessary, with a full range of motion.
  • The employee must not be claustrophobic and may be required to work in confined spaces.
  • The employee must have the capability to maneuver through openings as small as 18 inches by 23 inches, and would need to be able to move and crawl into awkward positions.
  • The employee must be able to work in static positions for extended periods of time.
  • The employee must have good balance and the capability of standing on each foot for a period of 30 seconds or more.
  • The employee must not have a fear of heights and may be required to work in an elevated environment (which could include heights of more than 50 feet) on scaffolding, from staging, planking, or a mechanical lift.
  • The employee must be able to carry tools and or equipment to their designated work area.  They could include but are not limited to the tools associated with their trade, or others as designated by their responsibilities.  The approximate weight could be as much as 50 pounds.

Work Demands

  • The employee is required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to respirator, hardhat, face shield, safety goggles, safety shoes (steel toe), safety harness, gloves or other protective clothing as determined by a Senesco Marine Job Hazard Analysis.
  • The employee must report all accidents or injuries to their supervisor and the Environmental Safety and Health Department.
  • The employee must report to their supervisor any and all damages to equipment, or broken and misused tools.
  • The employee may be working in several different areas and environments; this includes work inside and outside of buildings or structures.
  • The employee needs to work at a pace consistent with meeting company deadlines.