Who are they and what do they do? The pipe fitter makes, installs, repairs or reconstructs pipes of all kinds.
What are the activities of the job? Assembly, repair and manufacture of sections of piping from thin and thick walled metal, plastics or glass, etc. - assembly and disassembly of valves, flanges, expansion joints, separators and vessels - joining with screws, welding, gluing etc. on construction sites - assembling pipework and overseeing the installation of it - these may be pipes designed to carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel, etc. in cooling, heating, lubricating or other processes. Pipefitters also assemble overland pipelines - e.g. to carry oil or gas - and carry out tests of the system.
Where is it done and under what conditions? In workshops where parts and sections are assembled as well as in factories or other places where entire pipe assemblies are installed and put into operation, and in the open air
Dirt, noise and sometimes work in confined spaces must be expected, with exposure to chemicals, high temperatures or changing weather when outdoors.
What tools/equipment do they use? Wrenches, threaders, welding machines, solder guns, benders, lathes, drills, lifters, pressure measurement gauges.