RK Mechanical Journeyman Pipefitter in Denver, Colorado

Journeyman Pipefitter

Denver, Colorado



Candidates will perform lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs and maintains piping systems, pipe supports, fixtures, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water fixtures and equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling and industrial production and processing systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Selects type and size of pipe and related materials and equipment, such as supports, hangers, and hydraulic cylinders, according to job specifications.* Inspects worksite to determine presence of obstructions.* Plans sequence on installation to avoid obstructions and activities of other workers.* Cuts pipe using hacksaw, pipe cutter, hammer and chisel, cutting torch and pipe cutting machine.* Threads pipe using threading machine.* Bends pipe by hand or with pipe-bending tools and machine.* Mounts pipe hangers and brackets on walls and ceiling to hold pipe.* Assembles and installs a variety of metal or nonmetal pipes and pipe fittings, using threaded caulked, soldering, brazen, fused, or cemented joints, and hand tools.* Secures pipes to structure with bracket, clamps, and hangers, using hand and power tools.* Installs and maintains refrigeration and air conditioning systems, including compressors, pumps, meter, pneumatic and hydraulic controls and piping,* Test piping systems for leaks by increasing pressure in pipes and observing gauges attached to pipes for indication of leaks.* Welds pipe supports to structural steel members.* May observe production machines in assigned area of manufacturing facility to detect machinery malfunctions. May operate machinery to verify repair.* Loads, transports and unloads material, tools, equipment and supplies.* May assist in lifting, positioning and securing of material and work pieces during installation.* Performs minor maintenance of cleaning activities of tools and equipment.* Respiratory protection is common and may be required.* Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules. Perform other duties as required.


  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.* All employees are accountable for safety and health and are empowered to stop work if an unsafe condition is present. Employees should immediately notify their supervisor so that the hazard may be corrected.* RK Mechanical employees and subcontractors are required to implement and maintain all safety and health systems practices including the training requirements of RK Mechanical Orientation, shop specific orientation, CPR/First Aid/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Identification and Reporting, and OSHA 10.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Work outside, inside, and in dusty, noisy and hazardous areas.* Work in high places, tight places, confined spaces and/or other adverse locations.* Climb, balance, squat, kneel and crouch.* Work in all types of weather.* Must have working knowledge of all trade materials and tools.* Ability to lift and carry 51 to 75 lbs. occasionally, and/or 31 to 45 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 16 to 22 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Principal Career Level:

  • Receives direct supervision.* Performs technical responsibilities.* Contributes to the development and improvement of concepts, techniques and procedures.* Coordinates own tasks with a specific range of responsibilities under established procedures.* Contributes to a team under general supervision of an experienced professional or manager.* Skilled specialist.* Role specific skills and experience required.* Requires judgment or initiative in resolving issues and making recommendations.

RK Mechanical, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law