Pipefitter – Kodiak, AK, US


Pipefitter – Kodiak, AK, US


Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: Kodiak, AK, US

NIKA is hiring for a Pipefitter for a base operations support services contract at the US Coast Guard Base in Kodiak, AK!

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to operate and manage their real property. Our operations management, engineering, and project management services provide our customers with the value and expertise to ensure operational readiness for complex and mission-critical facilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for fitting pipe consisting of various materials such as steel, cooper, copper-nickel and stainless along with the appropriate valves and fittings utilizing various tools and equipment in accordance with drawings, arrangements and blueprints. Pipe fitters install, inspect, maintain and repair the systems that deliver water needed to produce products or energy in plants, and heat or cool building systems. Pipefitters also install and maintain gauges, valves, and switches that operate these systems.
  • Repair boilers, furnaces, oil fired water heaters, and component parts to include gas and oil fired burners, boiler sections, fireplaces, flues, smoke collars, stacks, valves, fuel oil pumps, day tanks, plenums, insulation, mixing boxes and fans.
  • Repair and/or replace snowmaking equipment to include high volume air compressors, high-pressure coolant injection systems, cannons, air eliminators, bearings, belts, shafts, seals, contactors, radiators, linkage, hydrants, piping, hoses, valves and heat exchangers.
  • Lay out work and measure to locate position of pipe from drawings or other written specifications.
  • Cut various sizes of pipe to correct lengths with chisel and hammer, oxyacetylene torch or pipe-cutting machines.
  • Thread pipe with stocks and dies or bend pipe by hand-driven or power-driven machines.
  • Assemble pipe with couplings and fasten pipe to hangers.
  • Make standard shop computations relating to pressures, flow and size of pipe required and making standard tests to determine whether finished pipes meet specifications.
  • Ensures work orders when complete are properly filled out and returned to work management.
  • Supports the project Safety Plan through personal involvement in all aspects of safety, including training and attention to the adherence to safety requirements pertaining to particular trades or skills.
  • This position may be part of an emergency management/response team as required by the company to meet contract requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Pipefitter Journeyman level certification.
  • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a background and drug screening.

NIKA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, NIKA takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.