Website Colonna's Shipyard

Pipefitter Job Highlights

Title Pipefitter
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Norfolk, VA, United States
Company Colonna’s Shipyard

Company Profile

Colonna’s Shipyard is a diversified industrial company, with multiple divisions and affiliates delivering the highest quality ship repair, machining, and steel fabrication services to both the commercial and government markets.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Pipefitter to join its Pipe Shop.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Brazing certifications (a plus)

Work Experience

  • Possess a minimum of 5 years of experience in shipboard pipefitting
  • Industrial pipefitting experience (a plus)


  • Able to properly use hand tools and power tools associated with the trade
  • Adherence to industry codes, specifications, and regulations
  • Conduct actions and work behaviors according to safe shipyard practices
  • Construct dimensionally correct mock-up for offsite prefabrication
  • Evaluate joint allowance and build the piping systems within the required tolerances
  • Fabricate and design pipe hangars
  • Fits pipe and properly prepares joints for welding to meet the specific requirements of the system on which work is being done
  • Install simple systems without blueprints
  • Lay out all piping systems
  • Lays out and figures off-set bend and rolling offset bends
  • Make up flanges Proper sequence and material required
  • Performs layout, fabrication, installation, testing, and repair of pipe systems
  • Read blueprints and drawings related to the job
  • Run pipe-bending machines
  • Set up and operate the burning torch
  • Tack weld, silver braze, soft solder, and burn
  • Test piping systems and air and water
  • Train subordinates and supervise the crew and senior mechanic
  • Work with all materials and sizes of pipe and tubing
  • Work with all types of pipe joints, welded, screwed, soldered, glued, and all types of materials
  • Works from blueprints and makes fabrication sketches from which another mechanic could fabricate a unit of pipe
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities


  • The ability to obtain a DBIDS is a plus
  • Ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the Pipefitting trade
  • Able to read blueprints and tack weld
  • Willing and capable of working on government and commercial vessels


  • 401K
  • Annual performance evaluations
  • Employee perks/gifts and more
  • Free and close proximity parking
  • Legal Services
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • On-site Gym
  • On-site Human Resources
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Employer’s Statement

Colonna’s Shipyard and affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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