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20 Pipefitter Interview Questions
Question 1 of 20
Why do you want to work at our facility?
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What drove you to apply to work with this particular company? Talk to the hiring manager about why their facility is somewhere that you would like to work.

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"I have heard that your facility is a very safe, organized, and positive place to be. After meeting with you, I can definitely see these things to be true. I would be more than happy to be able to work here."
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Question 2 of 20
How important is safety to you?
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Discuss with the hiring manager what safety means to you. Emphasize the importance of safety in the workplace.

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"To me, safety is the basis of everything that we do. If you are not safe on the job, you could lose everything. I am sure to practice best safety regulations at all times."
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Question 3 of 20
How do you determine the pipe thickness needed in a line?
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Walk the interviewer through your process of determining pipe thickness needed in a line.

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"I always refer to the ASME B31.3 pipe thickness calculator when I am determining what pipe thickness is needed in a line."
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Question 4 of 20
How much experience do you have reading piping isometric diagrams?
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How much experience do you have when it comes to reading piping isometric diagrams? Talk to the hiring manager about your level of comfortability in this task and how often you come across this task in your current role.

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"Currently, I am responsible for reading piping isometric diagrams on a daily basis. In total, I have approximately 4 years' of extensive experience in doing so. I am very comfortable with this task."
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Question 5 of 20
What is a butterfly valve, and what situations would you use one?
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When you answer this question, keep it simple and to the point. Display to the hiring manager that you are able to easily and simply relay basic concepts of pipe fitting.

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"A butterfly valve is a valve consisting of a pair of semicircular plates that are attached to a spindle across a pipe and hinged. They are used to allow flow to go only one way."
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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 03/13/2014
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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About Pipefitter

August 30th, 2018

A pipefitter is a tradesperson who installs, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs mechanical piping systems. Pipefitters usually begin as helpers or apprentices. Journeyman pipefitters deal with industrial/commercial/marine piping and heating/cooling systems. Typical industrial process pipe is under high pressure, which requires metals such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and many different alloy metals fused together through precise cutting, threading, grooving (Victaulic), bending and welding. A plumber concentrates on lower pressure piping systems for sewage and potable water (tap water), in the industrial, commercial, institutional, or residential atmosphere. Utility piping typically consists of copper, PVC, CPVC, polyethylene, and galvanized pipe, which is typically glued, soldered, or threaded. Other types of piping systems include steam, ventilation, hydraulics, chemicals, fuel, and oil.