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NAP Piper

RAE Corporation

RAE Corporation

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

summary of position

The piper is responsible for mounting all major components, installing interconnecting piping, soldering and pressure testing for commercial/industrial HVAC & refrigeration equipment.

Essential functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Read and understand engineering drawings and instructions.
  • Read and understand bills of material.
  • Operate pipe cutters, threaders, torch, and all equipment required.
  • Solder.
  • Check work and ensure quality.
  • Match equipment serial numbers to engineering drawing/bill of materials ensuring 100% accuracy.
  • Sign off all administrative paperwork when job is completed.
  • Locate all equipment, tools, and parts needed for job.
  • Determine appropriate unit layout based on engineering drawing and equipment functionality.
  • Maneuver in and around unit and sustain awkward positions in order to accurately place components on unit.
  • Layout equipment so that all parts are easily serviceable.
  • Contribute to team effort by working with others and accomplishing related functions as needed.
  • Complete any task as assigned by supervisor as needed.
  • Comply with government regulations, laws, company policies and company procedures.
  • Work overtime as necessary.
  • Attend work as required.
  • Arrive for work on time.
  • Charge time accurately in time and attendance system on computer to ensure accurate labor distribution and payroll.
  • Follow manufacturing instructions, work by oneself without constant supervision, be self-motivated and complete job assignments on time.
  • Care for tools and equipment. Advise maintenance of equipment that is not working properly.
  • Clean work area as required.

Desired qualifications

Education & Experience: A high school level of education is preferred for this position in order to continue upward advancement in the company. The employee must be able to understand directions from superiors.

Skills: Effective communications skills, good listening skills, ability to read and comprehend written instructions, basic mathematical skills, including the ability to read a tape measure down to 1/16 of an inch, ability to control operations of equipment or system, monitoring/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals or organization to make improvements or take corrective action, good people skills in order to work in teams with others in the organization.

Certificates, licenses or training: on-site training


1 – Beginning level piper meets minimal quality standards, needs more time to complete work than estimated for job

2 – Proficient level piper meets quality standards, able to complete work within estimated hours for job

3 – Proficient level piper meets quality standards, able to complete work in less time than estimated for job

Interaction with others

Answers to NAP Supervisor. Must be able to accurately receive, understand and follow instructions from supervisor/lead. It is essential that the employee be able to work with all employees of the RAE team and show a spirit of cooperation with others in the organization. To accomplish this teamwork, it is important that the employee be able to get along well with coworkers and be willing to ask and to answer questions as needed.

working environment

Work is performed in an industrial production area for a manufacturer of refrigeration and HVAC equipment. The employee is constantly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is high in some areas. Exposed to extreme temperatures in both winter and summer. Possible stress caused by the pressure of meeting deadlines and product quality standards and seasonal variations in hours worked based on production demands.

tools & equipment used

Air Impact

Air Ratchet


Hand Tools

Tape Measure


Zap/Screw Gun

Grinder – Bench and Hand held

Pipe Cutters – hand held

Cold Saw/Tube Saw

Overhead Crane


Power Tools

Hole Pullers

Mig Welder

Clamps and Vices

Pipe Threading Machine

Lifting Straps/Chains



Ear plugs (when required)

physical demands

Physical Demands








Handling / Fingering


Reach Outward


Reach Above Shoulder






Squat or Kneel






10 lbs or less


11-20 lbs


21-50 lbs


51-100 lbs


Over 100 lbs



12 lbs or less


13-25 lbs


26-50 lbs


51-100 lbs*


*Evaluate if assistance is needed.

N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

Other Physical Requirements: Sustained use of eyesight for functions such as visual inspection, reading, measuring and operating hand tools, along with the ability to see objects and detect motion at wide angles (peripheral vision) in order to maintain employee safety, ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (i.e. safety glasses, hearing protection), substantial movement of wrist, hands, fingers.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

RAE Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer