Capitol Boiler Works Inc Pipefitter/Welder in Baltimore, Maryland

Position Title: Welder/Fitter (WE NEED 3!)

Department: Operations

Classification: Mechanic

Approved By: President


Position Reports To: Service Manager/Advisor

Positions Supervised: Apprentices


Assumes responsibility for assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems according to specifications and welding or plumbing codes. Maintains parts inventory, completes work order records, and files all related paperwork. Assists area staff as required, responds to special requests, and keeps management well informed of area activities and of any significant problems.


  1. Job Tasks for Welder / Fitter

    Lays out, positions, and secures parts and assemblies according to specifications, using straightedge, combination square, calipers, and ruler. Tack-welds or welds components and assemblies, using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment. Cuts workpiece, using powered saws, hand shears, or chipping knife. Melts lead bar, wire, or scrap to add lead to joint or to extrude melted scrap into reusable form. Installs or repairs equipment, such as lead pipes, valves, floors, and tank linings. Observes tests on welded surfaces, such as hydrostatic, x-ray, and dimension tolerance to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications. Inspects grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper, and precision measuring instruments. Removes rough spots from workpiece, using portable grinder, hand file, or scraper. Welds components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions. Heats, forms, and dresses metal parts, using hand tools, torch, or arc welding equipment. Ignites torch and adjusts valves, amperage, or voltage to obtain desired flame or arc. Analyzes engineering drawings and specifications to plan layout, assembly, and welding operations. Develops templates and other work aids to hold and align parts. Determines required equipment and welding method, applying knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques. Primarily uses stick welding 60-10 and 70-18. Need to be able to certify in 6G position.

We prefer persons with pipe fitting and boiler experience.

2. Assumes responsibility for maintaining related records.

a. Documents test and inspection dates and results.

b. Maintains inventory records for welding supplies used and utilized on jobs.

c. Completes work orders, lists materials issued and used, and documents work repairs.

3. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with area staff and with management.

a. Assists area staff as needed.

b. Ensures that management is appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems.