Dec 28, 2022

Pipe Fitter-Kingsport, TN

  • TEC Industrial
Skilled Trades

Job Description

Pipefitter – Kingsport, TN

  • Lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production, and processing systems,
  • Apply knowledge of system operation and follow blueprints. 
  • Select type and size of pipe and related materials and equipment. 
  • Inspect work site to determine presence of obstructions and to ascertain that holes cut for pipes will not cause structural weakness.
  • Plan installation or repair to avoid obstructions and to avoid interfering with activities of other workers. 
  • Cut pipe, using saws, pipe cutter, hammer, and chisel, cutting torch, and/or pipe cutting machine.
  • Thread pipe, using pipe threading machine and bend pipe, using pipe bending tools and pipe bending machine.
  • Assemble and install a variety of metal and non-metal pipes, tubes, and fittings, including iron, steel, copper, and plastic.  Connect pipes. 
  • Secure pipes to structure with brackets, clamps, and hangers, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Install and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment, and refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. 
  • Increase pressure in pipe system and observe connected pressure gauge to test system for leaks. 
  • Must be able to perform basic rigging practices as well as flagging practices based on OSHA 1926.1428.  Must be able to safely use hand and power tools. Must be able to work safely and follow Company and site safety policies.


T E C Industrial has been building a team for more than 75years and offer our employees a full slate of benefits including:

  • Medical FSA-HSA
  • Dental             
  • Vision  
  • STD/LTD           
  • Group Life/Voluntary Life
  • 401k plan with Company match
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment   
  • Accident plan
  • Critical Illness plan
  • Whole Life insurance

Additional Functions

  • Monitor and maintain building systems as assigned
  • Execute various minor construction projects as required
  • Willingness and ability to work various shifts and overtime on short notice, to meet businesses’ needs.
  • Maintain equipment & clean around workstations.
  • Interface with supervisor &/or manager to give progress updates as required
  • Able to work outdoors in the elements
  • Work in tight spaces – physically able to climb up and down safely in proximity of manufacturing and process equipment.
  • Elevated work > 4’ – fall protection required


General Educational Development Requirements

  • Education: High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • NCCER is preferred


  • Arrive at work on time, as scheduled, consistently, reliably, & complete each shift
  • Follow all safety rules and standards for the company and for the site
  • Understand and follow Instructions from the direct supervisor

 Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 Physical Profile Requirements: 

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.

The job requires occasionally remaining on one's feet in an upright position without moving for long periods of time, occasionally moving about on foot for long periods of time, remaining in a seated position for long periods of time, and/or climbing stairs, step-ladders, extension ladders and scaffolding ladders. The job also requires the ability to raise or lower an object of approximately 5-50 pounds from one level to another, the ability to transport an object of up to 50 pounds a distance of up to 10 yards, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder, the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force constantly so that an object moves away from the force, and/or the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force constantly so that an object moves toward the force.

Must be capable of operating a standard 1/2 ton pick-up for occasional delivery and pick-up of materials and personnel and hold a valid, unrestricted motor vehicle operator's license issued by the state of residence, and the manual dexterity necessary to operate a standard desktop computer keyboard.


AAP/EEO Statement: 

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to foster a work environment that includes and embraces racial, ethnic and gender diversity and other individual differences. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps us attract and retain the best talent, enables employees to realize their full potential, and drives high performance through innovation and collaboration. 


T E C Industrial is a Drug-Free, E-Verify, Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

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