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Traveling Pipefitter


Norfolk , VA 23324

$Based on experience per hour


2 years pipefitting experience

High School Diploma or Equivalent



Refrigeration Recruiting Services is looking to place a Pipefitter for a nationwide traveling position.  This person will be responsible for various types of weld preparation to manufacture product to customer drawings and specifications. Advancement opportunities are available. Travel is required; the company pays for and arranges travel.

Refrigeration Recruiting Services is partnered with a locally-owned, premier custom refrigeration system company that strives to provide a one-stop shop for our valued customers. We are proud to provide everything from custom designed refrigeration systems to upkeep and maintenance for our clients. Because of our continuous growth, we are looking for qualified, dedicated, passionate new teammates who share our drive and vision.

About the Position:

  • Job Security: Long-term, permanent position with benefits and year-round work
  • Weekly pay
  • Travel schedule that typically has you home every other weekend for 4 days. (Fri-Mon)
  • Application takes 5-10 minutes, receive feedback in 2-3 business days

Key Duties:

  • Ability to read P&ID, isometric and shop drawings
  • Ability to field measure, cut and fit up carbon steel pipe and fittings using tools of the trade
  • Ability to tack weld and weld flat plate
  • Oxygen/Acetylene Torch cutting, grinding and beveling pipe.
  • Fit up Butt-weld/ Socket-weld 90s, 45, flanges etc
  • Perform rigging using chain hoist, slings and shackles, fork lifts and cranes
  • Operate pipe threading machine 300 machine, port a pony etc
  • Install pipe hangers, stands and trapezes
  • PVC and copper piping
  • Assist the jobsite team in the following areas as needed: insulation, electrical, and painting
  • Other duties as needed on the job sites


  • Minimum of 3 years’ industrial pipe fitting experience
  • Prefer Foreman, Lead Man, or other leadership experience
  • Extensive travel required (typical tour is from the Tuesday of 1st week to the Thursday of 2nd week, with 12 hour days)
  • Companies are a tobacco-free workplace and, as such, no tobacco products are allowed during the workday on the jobsite(s)
  • General welding skills-tack weld pipe, fittings, and valves as well as flat plate
  • Use Oxygen/Acetylene torch
  • Ability to climb 40-foot extension ladders and work on all types of ladders
  • Ability to operate scissor lifts, fork trucks, boom lifts, lulls and other industrial equipment safely
  • Must be able to work at heights in a safety harness
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be capable of driving up to 10 hours
  • Ability to see and hear industrial equipment moving around the job site
  • Requires communication and contact with others (face to face, telephone, email, or otherwise)
  • Capable of working alone up to 12 hours carrying out assigned tasks
  • Capable of lifting 75lbs frequently during the day
  • Must be able to stand, stoop bend, kneel and squat for extended periods of time
  • Requires working in very hot (above 100F) or very cold (below 10F) temperatures and the ability to wear all required safety PPE in these conditions.
  • Position requires pre-employment drug screening, felony screening, and DUI screening


  • Health Insurance - Company pays 75% of monthly premiums for employees and their families
  • Dental Insurance
  • Competitive vacation & holiday pay
  • Supplemental insurance available
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan - Company matches dollar-for-dollar up to 15%
  • Short-term and Long-term disability
  • Accidental death/dismemberment
  • Life insurance
  • Travel, travel time, lodging, and per diem company paid
  • Employee referral incentives
  • Opportunities for advancement, professional development, training opportunities, and apprenticeship programs available
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, rental vehicles, and other company discounts (if applicable)

Rev.  3/5/2018

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