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Pipefitter Interview

20 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 30th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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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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Why do you want to work at our facility?
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.

Rachelle's Answer
"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."
How important is safety to you?
Discuss with the hiring manager what safety means to you. Emphasize the importance of safety in the workplace.

Rachelle's Answer
"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."
How do you determine the pipe thickness needed in a line?
Walk the interviewer through your process of determining pipe thickness needed in a line.

Rachelle's Answer
"I always refer to the ASME B31.3 pipe thickness calculator when I am determining what pipe thickness is needed in a line."
How much experience do you have reading piping isometric diagrams?
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.

Rachelle's Answer
"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."
What is a butterfly valve, and what situations would you use one?
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.

Rachelle's Answer
"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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