Steamfitter Job Description

steamfitter job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Steamfitter Job Description

A steamfitter is a person who installs, maintains, and repairs steam-powered machines and equipment, such as boilers, steam turbines, or steam engines.

A steamfitter typically installs and maintains boilers, the tanks in which steam is stored, piping, pumps, valves, and turbines.

A steamfitter also repairs and maintains parts such as turbines, valves, and piping.

A steamfitter also installs and maintains heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Steamfitter who is available to start work on Monday. The job will involve installing pipes and fittings on a construction site.

Steamfitter Duties:

  • Construct, install, and repair steam and hot water heating systems
  • Install and repair piping systems and boilers
  • Fabricate and install fittings and pipe joints
  • Install and maintain steam traps, piping, valves, and other safety devices
  • Clean, inspect, and test boilers and other equipment
  • Conduct routine preventative maintenance on boilers and related equipment
  • Procure necessary materials and equipment and supervise the installation and maintenance of equipment
  • Perform related work as required

Steamfitter Responsibilities:

  • Perform all tasks related to the installation of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems (e.g., piping, sheet metal fabrication, and electrical work)
  • Use pipe threaders, benders and welding equipment to install piping systems, and inspect installed systems to ensure they are functioning properly
  • Perform pipe fitting tasks, including soldering and brazing
  • Build and test duct systems, and inspect ducts for leaks
  • Keep work areas clean and organized, keeping all tools and equipment available and in working condition
  • Perform all other tasks necessary for the installation and maintenance of HVAC equipment, including:
  • Soil sampling
  • Maintenance
  • Testing and calibration
  • Other maintenance tasks
  • Assist with hiring and training and supervising less-experienced employees

Requirements And Skills:

  • BS degree preferred
  • 3+ years experience in steamfitter’s trade
  • Knowledge of steam fitting methods and technologies
  • Knowledge of applicable safety practices
  • Proficient in reading blueprints, blueprints symbols, and directions
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. They encourage applications from all types of people, including those of different races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages.

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