Jacobs Pipefitter in Hampton, Virginia



Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years. While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). The Center Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering (CMOE) contract comprises of three major categories of work – operations, maintenance, and engineering (OME), as described below.

  • Maintenance – Research and institutional facility maintenance includes, but not limited to, preventive maintenance, trouble calls, repairs, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Facility Condition Assessment (FCA), and maintenance/operation of central utilities (e.g., electrical power distribution, potable water, storm water drainage)

  • Operations – Facilities Operations support includes, but not limited to, wind tunnels, laboratories, and test stands testing, instrumentation calibration/repair; plant and utilities (e.g., high pressure air, Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and Steam Plant); technology development and administration, including, but not limited to, Facility Automation Systems (FAS) and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS)

  • Engineering – Facility engineering includes, but not limited to, engineering studies, design, construction, construction management, configuration management, tactical engineering, pressure system recertification, project management/planning support.


  • Lays out, assembles, installs and maintains pipe systems, pipe supports and related hydraulic, pneumatic and high pressure systems for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling and industrial production and processing systems

  • Selects type and size of pipe, and related equipment such as hangers and hydraulic cylinders to meet specification

  • Inspects work site to determine presence of obstructions and to ascertain that holes cut for pipe will not cause structural weakness

  • Plans installation and repair of pipe using saws, pipe cutter, hammers and chisels, cutting torch, and pipe cutting machines

  • Threads pipe, using pipe threading machine

  • Assembles and installs variety of metal and non-metal pipes, tubes and fittings

  • Connects pipe using threaded, caulked, soldered, brazed, fused or cemented joints and hand tools

  • Increases pressure in piping system and observes connected pressure gauge to test system for leaks

  • Some plumbing work


U. S. citizenship required. Six years experienceor any equivalent combination of experience and training in a designated field,craft, or trade that can be documented by a certificate or diploma from areputable organization, school, or trade program. Must be able toeffectively communicate with others.

Essential Functions:

Work Environment

Test environment-May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardouspropellants, explosives, chemicals and industrial facilities (90%).

Travel between various facilities and during test operations required and maybring exposure to loud noise and potentially hazardous equipment operations(10%)

Physical Requirements:

Visualand physical (hands on) contact of test related systems, hardware and articles.Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sitfor extended periods as well as climb various heights, crawl in confined spaces, and lift up to 35 lbs(100%).Ability to distinguishbasic colors (10%).Corrected vision andhearing at all times (100%).

Must be able to use the following:

  • Platform or A-frame ladders up to 12 Ft (30%)

  • Extension ladders up to 24 Ft (10%)

  • Personal or one man aerial lifts up to 30 Ft. (10%)

  • Articulating or boom aerial lifts up to 35 Ft. (10%)

Equipment and Machines:

Will use hand tools/power tools/mechanical/electrical control devices.(40%) Personal computers and related equipment (20%).

Safety and personal protective equipment (100%).


Regular attendance mandatory (100%).

Occasional overtime/work outside normal schedule may be required (<20%).

Other Essential Functions:

U. S. citizenship is required. Valid driver's license is required. Must be ableto work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior thatenhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dressmust be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazardto the employee or others. Must be able to obtain and maintain a securityclearance as required. CMOE maintenance employees will exercise diligence whendeveloping a Safe Plan of Action (SPA) for each task performed. Your SPA is aCompany provided tool to be used for the prevention of incidents, accidents andinjuries; as such, it is the most important tool that you are required touse.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Hampton

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: AER00016J