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1054 - Instrument Fitter - Journeyman

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, 33312

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Job Summary

Plan, lay-out, install, test and perform all process requirements for installation of instrumentation in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes and industry standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • . Use appropriate hand (ie wrench, screwdriver) and power tools (ie power drill, pipe cutters, threaders, tubing benders and welding instruments) to properly measure, cut, assemble and install instrumentation, air distribution systems, process tubing and support systems and install all other items in accordance with the applicable plans and specifications 
  • Install and connect power supply for instrumentation; test all installed work and make necessary repairs or adjustments as necessary; install and connect power supply for instrumentation; test all installed work and make necessary repairs, if any . Perform hydrostatic and pneumatic testing of pipe systems 
  • Install multi-tubing and junction boxes 
  • Layout, fabricate and install hard drawn copper tubing, fittings and steam tracing 
  • Perform layout and mounting of panel instruments and devices 
  • Layout, fabricate and install instrumentation systems  
  • Perform pipe assembly for socket weld pipe tubing fittings and for butt-weld pipe and fittings 
  • Perform tube identification and testing (continuity) 
  • Use and care of hand and power tools 
  • Installation of hand valves . Participate in all safety related processes and programs as requested  
  • Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries  
  • Understand that no job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised  
  • Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional  
  • If needed, use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved . Report all accidents and near misses to supervisor; participate in investigation process as needed . Participate in all pre-job work planning and safety discussions  
  • Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate and/or mitigate hazards . Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (ie back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens) . Understand, support, and follow lockout tag out procedures  
  • Attend site specific training and assure you follow all procedures as out lined in training . Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment . Use effective verbal and written communication skills 
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately . Listen to co-workers suggestions, safety concerns, and recommendations giving full attention to what they are saying and take the time to understand the points being made, asking questions and providing feedback when appropriate . Coordinate work with other crafts and co-workers on the job . Provide on-the-job training and/or mentoring to helpers and laborers you are working with . Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards . Read and understand plans and specifications, including P 
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  • ID's, instrument indexes, instrument and support standards  
  • Visualize two-dimensional drawings in three dimensions . With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications and plan, lay-out, diagram, and install instrument tubing and instruments 
  • Management Responsibilities

    Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more of the following certifications: NCCER Instrumentation NCCER Electrical and Instrumentation Technician NCCER Electrician NCCER Pipefitter NCCER Rigger 
  • Minimum Qualifications

    4 years of experience working as an instrument fitter or similar craft, and a strong working knowledge of the Instrument Fitter craft. Must have working knowledge of welding for fabrication of supports and brackets. Ability to fabricate and install tubing for instrument power supply. In addition, must have all necessary tools (see Instrument Fitter tool list). Must be at least 18 years of age. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


    NCCER Instrumentation NCCER Electrical and Instrumentation Technician NCCER Electrician NCCER Pipefitter NCCER Rigger

    Work Environment/Physical Demands

    Physical Demands:

    • Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move in and around confined and cluttered places, and uneven areas, see and hear naturally or with correction.
    • Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties.
    • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure.
    • Requires repetitive movement.
    • Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds.
    • Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions.


    Work Environment:

    • Typical construction site environment.
    • Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.
    • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc.
    • Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.
    • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
    • Work around hazardous equipment.
    • This position is considered a safety sensitive position.


    Salary Plan

    IST: Instrumentation

    Job Grade


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