Fitter-Layout I

CA - Adelanto

Posting Date


FLSA Status


Business Unit

Steel Pressure Pipe

Close Date

open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Fitter Layout I to join our Northwest Pipe team in Adelanto, CA.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

Under ongoing supervision, measures, aligns cuts, fits elbows and welds, cleans and grinds fabricated products.  May assist in coordinating activities of welders and fabricators for special welding techniques and/or procedures.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Lays out, positions, aligns, and fits components together according plans and specifications.
  • Performs cleaning and grinding as required.
  • Grinds welds and end finish.
  • Cuts products with torch and other tools.
  • Tacks product according to plans and specifications.
  • Completes proper documentation.
  • Moves pipe with overhead crane.
  • Reading tape measuring.
  • Blueprint reading.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the lead or supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent and interpret bar graphs.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • SMAW weld qualified
  • FCAW weld qualified
  • SAW weld qualified
  • Welding machines (wire & stick)
  • Grinders
  • Arc gouging equipment
  • Torches
  • Overhead crane
  • Lock-out Tag-out
  • Small forklift
  • Shear
  • Misc. hand tools
  • One-year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • On the job training by other fitters who have experience, knowledge and insight into the job.  Qualified by performance.


FITTER-LAYOUT I – this level of Fitter-Layout is responsible for performing quality welds, and requires little or minimum experience – the candidate must be FCAW-certified and be able to pass a weld test.   Individuals in this position operate, work with and around various hand tools and welding equipment.  Duties are routinely carried out under close supervision; however, supervision is not always available for routine and repetitive tasks, which can be carried on without difficulty once they are learned.  As work experience is gained and additional welding certification are obtained, the employee may be assigned to tasks that are more difficult in nature and require more responsibility.

Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

Sounds Like You?

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