Apprentice Pipefitter

October 13, 2021

31831 West Highway 12, Wallula, WA


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Job Summary:

We are currently seeking resumes for two Apprentice Pipefitters who will be committed to a 4-year state certified apprenticeship program at our Wallula, WA facility. After completion of the 4-year apprenticeship the successful candidates will receive a state journeyman card and then must complete a 4-year working commitment to PCA. The apprentice pipefitter position is a mechanical craft position within our maintenance department. The majority of our pipefitters work a Monday through Friday 8-hour day work schedule. In addition to on the job training additional unpaid classroom time will be required to achieve state certification.

Job Responsibilities:

Provides troubleshooting and repair of mechanical equipment in technical support of the PCA Wallula Pulp and Paper Mill operation.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • All candidates will be required to pass the company's standardized aptitude test for initial consideration.
  • Previous mechanical experience.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills, good planning and organizing skills, and a high degree of self-motivation.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationship with coworkers.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work safely in a labor-intensive environment.
  • Ability to learn quickly and with attention to detail.
  • Must be able to acquire and retain a multi-craft skill set.
  • The candidate must be able to acquire the skills of both Journeyman Millwright and Pipefitter.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of shop math including arithmetic of right angles, areas, volumes, pipe bends, pipe offsets, and blue print readings.
  • Hand and power tools associated with pipefitting.
  • Working knowledge of materials associated with pipefitting including gaskets, packing, metals and plastics.
  • Pipe layout and fabrication, hangers mitered joints and offsets.
  • All forms of piping i.e. flanged, screwed, welded, bell & spigot, fire systems, tubing and hoses.
  • Be proficient in burning and welding techniques.
  • Welding to include arc welding, rod selection, TIG, brazing, and silver solder.
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders and control valve maintenance and adjustment.
  • Knowledge of steam joints, siphons and traps.
  • Candidates must have their own complete set of tools.
  • Candidates that have worked in a heavy industrial environment.

Compensation:  $28.27 / hour

How to Apply:

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