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NOC 7252 Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

Example Titles
apprentice pipefitter
apprentice pipefitter-steamfitter
apprentice sprinkler system fitter
apprentice steamfitter
fire prevention and automatic suppression systems installer
fire protection mechanic
fire protection piping installer
fire protection piping system installer
fire sprinkler fitter
journeyman/woman pipefitter
journeyman/woman sprinkler system installer
journeyman/woman steamfitter-pipefitter
maintenance pipefitter
marine pipefitter
marine steamfitter
pipefitter
pipefitter – shipbuilding
pipefitter-steamfitter
radiator pipe installer
railway car and locomotive pipefitter
ship pipefitter
ship steamfitter
sprinkler and fire protection installer
sprinkler fitter
sprinkler system fitter
sprinkler system installer
sprinkler system installer (non-construction)
sprinkler system installer apprentice
steam heating installer
steam main servicer
steam pipefitter
steamfitter
steamfitter – shipbuilding
steamfitter/pipefitter (non-construction)
steamfitter-pipefitter
turbine pipefitter
welding pipefitter

Lead statement
Steamfitters and pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair piping systems carrying water, steam, chemicals and fuel in heating, cooling, lubricating and other process piping systems. Sprinkler system installers fabricate, install, test, maintain and repair water, foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemical sprinkler systems in buildings for fire protection purposes. Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers are employed in maintenance departments of factories, plants and similar establishments, and by pipefitting and sprinkler system contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Steamfitters and pipefitters

Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine layout requirements
Cut openings for pipe in walls, floors and ceilings using hand or power tools or machines
Select type and size of pipe required
Measure, cut, thread and bend pipe to required shape using hand and power tools
Weld, braze, cement, solder and thread joints to join pipes and fabricate sections of piping system
Install supports, valves, piping and control systems
Test system for leaks using testing equipment
Clean and maintain pipe units and fittings and flush system
Remove and replace worn components and reactivate system
May prepare cost estimates for clients.

Sprinkler system installers

Read and interpret drawings, specifications and fire codes to determine layout requirements
Install clamps, brackets and hangers to support piping system and sprinkler and fire protection equipment, using hand and power tools
Select, measure, cut, ream and thread pipe, install sprinkler heads and mount prepared pipe in supports
Join pipes and piping sections using soldering and welding equipment
Connect piping system to water mains, supply tanks, pumps, compressors and control equipment
Installs valves, alarms and associated equipment
Test system for leaks using air or liquid pressure equipment
Service and repair sprinkler system
May prepare cost estimates for clients.

Source: Canada website