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Bolt Up Fitter



Optimized Process Designs, LLC (OPD) is an engineering/construction company headquartered in Katy, TX with an expertise in the natural gas, natural gas liquids, and petrochemical industries. OPD is part of the larger Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) organization which provides a variety of capabilities across many industries. Originally incorporated in 1980, OPD has developed a strong reputation for honesty, integrity, and ability to successfully execute projects. OPD has a key advantage in being able to supply construction services as well as engineering/procurement. This enables clients to have a ''one stop shop'' for the overall project, providing increased efficiency and avoiding potential interface problems. OPD's industry experience, flexibility, and personal attention have made us a preferred partner to our customers and our tight knit, highly productive, team atmosphere makes OPD a great place to work.

The jobsite located in Dodge City, KS has an opening for a Bolt Up Fitter.

The Experience You Will Bring

Some core responsibilities for a Bolt Up Fitter include:

  • Tighten and loosen bolts on flange connections per ISO drawings and work plan
  • Assist with installation/removal of blinds as needed for pressure testing purposes
  • Possess skilled knowledge of pipe fittings, bolts, valves, etc. as required
  • Assemble and secure pipes, tubes, fittings, and related equipment according to specifications
  • Use impact wrenches, combination wrenches, and line up pins to install valves and piping spools

We expect all shop employees to:

  • Actively participate in a strong safety culture
  • Recognize safety hazards and risks
  • Participate in onsite safety meetings
  • Follow OPD and client safety policies and procedures
  • Be on time to the jobsite each day ready for work
  • Display a positive attitude and be able to work in a team environment
  • High attention to detail to avoid reworks and errors

Some physical demands of being a bolt-up fitter include:

  • Capable of working in outdoor weather and environmental conditions including cold and hot weather
  • Lifting and carrying awkward objects up to 60 pounds
  • Standing for extended periods of time up to 12 hours per day
  • Moving the entire body. Considerable use of arms, legs, climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, crawling, twisting, reaching, and bending on a regular basis
  • Must be able to work on elevated platforms and maintain balance when stepping on narrow platforms such as beams and pipes
  • Must be able to perform these activities while wearing an approved full-body harness and lanyard
  • Use hands to handle, control, and feel objects and/or tools


The Experience You Will Bring


  • At least 1.5 years of experience as a helper, bolt-up fitter, or boilermaker
  • Must be willing and able to work shifts up to 12 hours per day and 7 days per week
  • Must be willing and able to meet all physical demands of the job
  • Must be able and willing to attend mandatory safety meetings
  • Must be a safety role model

    What Will Put You Ahead

    What Will Put You Ahead

    • Previous experience in a gas plant construction environment or manufacturing environment
    • 3 years of experience as a bolt-up fitter
    • Able to communicate in English

    Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

    At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
    Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
    This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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