Pipefitters lay out, assemble, install, and maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, and related equipment for the transfer of fluids and systems such as oil, water, heating, cooling and processing on oil and gas and construction sites. Their role can vary depending on the site and job, but some of their responsibilities can include:

  • Assembling piping and valves
  • Reading blueprints and layout
  • Working with other trades to determine placements of pipes and other systems
  • Joining pipe sections and related equipment, and securing in place
  • Testing equipment to check systems for leaks
  • Education:
    To work in Alberta, Pipefitters must be either a registered apprentice, an Alberta-certified journeyperson or someone who holds a recognized related trade certificate. The term for apprenticeship is three years and includes a mix of on the job and in-school training.
    Each province has its own regulations for Pipefitters. Learn more about becoming an apprentice Electrician in Alberta by visiting Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

    Find an Pipefitter job by checking out our Job Postings.

    Did you know?

    Pipefitters are one of the most in-demand trades occupations in the oil sands industry, with almost 5,000 jobs becoming available between 2015-2019.