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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

23790 Pipefitter, Maintenance

Installs or repairs water, steam, gas or other types of pipe and pipefittings. Work involves most of the following: Laying out work and measuring to locate position of pipe from drawings or other written specifications; cutting various sizes of pipe to correct lengths with chisel and hammer, oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting machines; threading pipe with stocks and dies, bending pipe by hand-driven or power-driven machines; assembling pipe with couplings and fastening pipe to hangers; making standard shop computations relating to pressures, flow and size of pipe required; and making standard tests to determine whether finished pipes meet specifications. In general, the work of the maintenance pipefitter requires rounded training and experience usually acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience.

Workers primarily engaged in installing and repairing building sanitation or heating systems are excluded.