Steamfitter/Pipefitters lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes.

To install a typical piping system in a commercial building or industrial plant, Steamfitter/Pipefitters:

  • Study blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the type of pipe and tools to use, and lay out the sequence of tasks
  • Sometimes make detailed sketches for pipe and equipment fabrication and installation, as required
  • Measure, cut, thread, groove, bend, assemble and install metal, plastic, and fibreglass pipes, valves and fittings
  • Join pipe sections, related equipment and secure in position
  • Use testing equipment to check systems for leaks

Steamfitter/Pipefitters also remove and replace worn components, do general maintenance work and may work on plant shutdowns.

Working Conditions:

Steamfitter/Pipefitters work both indoors and outdoors at physically demanding tasks that often require climbing. They work approximately 40 hours per week, with overtime sometimes required to meet construction deadlines.

There is some risk of injury involved in working with power tools and heavy equipment.


  • Suncor
  • Syncrude
  • Shell Scotford


10-hour shift - Days/Nights

Camp Accommodation

Preferred Skills:

  • Journeyman