Looking for a multifaceted career that involves troubleshooting, diagnosing, repair, installation, servicing and maintenance? Pipefitters install, maintain, and repair high and low pressure steam systems, high and low pressure hot water systems, snow-melting systems, refrigeration systems, heating, gas and oil piping, pneumatic electronic controls and air conditioning units. They also provide instrumentation and valve repair. Pipefitters’ skills are used working in residential, commercial, and industrial installations. They also install systems in high or enclosed spaces and in all types of weather conditions.
Service technicians must have a good understanding of electricity, science, refrigeration, heat transfer and temperature control. In some programs, service applicants may be required to have additional post-secondary schooling as a pre-requisite.