Pipeliners, also known as pipeline welders, join and repair tubular products and metallic pipe components and assemblies as part of the construction of buildings, vessels, structures, and stand-alone pipelines.
What Does a Pipeliner Do?
In the oil and gas industry, a pipeliner is responsible for the installation and maintenance of pipelines. These pipelines are used to transport crude oil, natural gas, and other petroleum products from one location to another.
Pipeliners typically work for oil and gas companies, but they may also be employed by government agencies or private contractors.
Pipeliners typically start their careers as apprentices, working under the supervision of experienced pipeliners. As they gain experience, they are able to take on more responsibility and eventually become journeyman pipeliners.
Journeyman pipeliners typically earn higher wages than apprentices and are able to work independently. Pipeliners typically work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
They may be required to work long hours, including evenings and weekends. Pipeliners typically work in remote locations, such as oilfields, gas fields, and pipelines that run through forests or mountains.
Pipeliners typically use a variety of tools and equipment, including chain saws, welding equipment, and hydraulic jacks.
They may also use specialized equipment, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), to inspect and repair pipelines. Pipeliners typically receive on–the–job training. Many pipeliners also complete formal training