Journeyman Pipe Fitter

DL Jones Construction | Wahpeton, ND

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Posted Date 6/30/2024

DL Jones Construction is looking for Pipe Fitter’s for a project located in Wahpeton, North Dakota. 


  • $30 - $34 per hour based on experience


  • Minimum 3 years progressive experience in the role

Shift Information: 

  • Work Schedule (6) 12 hr days M-S 
  • Must be willing to work weekends and some nights may be required 

Position Summary:

The Pipefitter is responsible for fabrication, assembly, installation and maintenance of piping, piping systems and piping supports, as well as the equipment for industrial piping systems based on knowledge of system operation and study of building plans or working drawings. All work is conducted in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and in alignment with company goals and strategies. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assembles component layout by applying knowledge of geometry, physical metal properties and weld shrinkage
  • Performs basic mathematical calculations pertaining to the craft such as rolling offsets, cutback of fittings, and takeout between welds and other fits
  • Select type and size of pipe and related materials according to job specifications 
  • Inspect worksites to determine presence of obstructions and to ascertain that holes will not cause structural weakness
  • Plan the sequence of installation to avoid obstructions and activities of other construction workers
  • Prep material for welding by cutting or grinding using porta-band, pipe cutters, hammer, and chisel, cutting torch, and/or grinder
  • Thread pipe using threading machine
  • Secure pipes to structure with bolt up, clamps, brackets, tack welding and hangars using hand tools and machines
  • Test piping system for leaks by increasing pressure in pipes and observing gauges attached to pipes for indication of leaks
  • Compare and recognize differences in the size, shape and form of lines, figures, and objects
  • Reads and understands plans, isometrics, arrangement drawings, details, specifications, erection manuals and/or blueprints and make decisions based on measurable criteria
  • Visualizes objects in three dimensions from plans and drawings
  • Work within precise limits and ASNI and ASME standards of accuracy 
  • Attends training sessions, seminars and appropriate educational classes required by department.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma, or equivalent required. Vocational training/certification or other post-secondary education directly relative to position is preferred.
  • Work Experience: Three (3) years’ experience as industrial Pipefitter

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

  • Knowledge of geometry and physical metal properties
  • Ability to do material takeoffs, figure offsets, takeoff of fittings, and rigging
  • Knowledge of ANSI and ASME standards for Pipes and Fittings
  • Ability to read and understand plans, isometrics, drawings, specification and/or blueprints
  • Basic understanding of rigging to move pipe into proper location
  • Ability to read maps, and navigate to remote locations 
  • Ability to plan and organize within a work schedule 
  • Possess good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to take direction, and adapt to rapidly changing priorities 

Physical Demand/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to see, talk and hear.
  • This position will require one to frequently sit, stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, work at heights without fear, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • This position will one to occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
  • Visual Acuity: must be adequate to perform all required tasks in a safe manner. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and may require use of ear plugs on occasion.
  • Work condition is outside environment (job site/field site) that may have inclement weather conditions.
  • The incumbent is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, vehicles, and equipment.


The above job description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not however, be construed as a complete job listing of all duties, which may be required from day-to-day. 

Salary34.00 Hour
Per Diem
Per Diem Offered
Per Diem Amount
Hrs per week
Project length
2 Months
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