plumbing, pipefitter

James Betzold

Plumber / Pipefitter


I am a plumber with 14
years of experience in residential, commercial, mechanical, and industrial
plumbing. I am a service
oriented, hands-on leader, with a proven record of managing a variety of
functions for multiple locations in small and large companies for plumbing
installations. I solve practical problems by getting personally involved in the
direction and implementation of the project. I have a preference for mechanical
and industrial pipe work.





  • Pipe
           sections, tubing and fittings assembly

  • Use of
           couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, and caulking

  • Use
           of copper, brass, PVC, and gas pipes

  • Brazing,
           Soldering, Welding

  • Read
           blueprints, building codes, and specifications

  • Inspect
           structures to assess material and equipment needs

  • Establish
           the sequence of pipe installations, and to plan installation around
           obstructions such as electrical wiring




  • Use of pressure
           gauges to detect and locate leaks

  • Use
           of measurements and math to cut pipes to length and for proper

  • Heavy machine operation, including
           excavators, trenchers, and lifts

  • Pipefitting,
           product installation, product testing

  • Knowledge
           of materials, methods, and tools in the construction or repair of
           houses, buildings, or other structures

  • Knowledge
           of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and safety strategies




Work Experience


Grus Construction – Contract
Plumber / Pipefitter                                 September 2014 – November 2014

Grus Construction is a commercial and industrial contracting firm specializing
in skilled tradesmen. At Grus Construction, I was assigned to work on a bakery
factory new construction mechanical/industrial plumbing project. Working to rough-in
new copper piping according to building plan, install drain waste, boiler
piping, chiller piping, eye wash stations, supply water to manufacturing
machinery, industrial sinks and washing stations.


Tech Trades – Contract Plumber /
Pipefitter                                           September 2013 – September 2014

Tech Trades is a commercial and industrial contracting firm specializing
in skilled tradesmen.  Working for Tech
Trades I was assigned to Gordon
on a ground up project at Ironworks
at 86th and Keystone, installing all plumbing from a start to finish
installation.  Working to rough-in
new piping according to building plan, install fixtures, water softeners, water
heaters, for kitchen and bath construction for 5 floors of apartment homes, while
trouble shooting for implementation problems with other trades on project


Building and Industrial Systems
– Contract
Plumber / Pipefitter             May 2013 – September 2013

UTC is a company that provides
maintenance and plumbing/pipefitting contractors to commercial and industrial
companies.  During my time at UTC I
worked mainly in factories doing maintenance and black pipe work. 


White River Mechanical -
Plumber / Pipefitter                                                     September 2000 – May 2012

White River Mechanical was a company
specializing in plumbing for new construction and refurbishment of older
structures. Projects included: Hospitals, Hotels, Grocery/Drug Stores,
Warehouses and Apartment Buildings 

  • Responsible
    for working with project managers to determine proper methods and procedures to
    coordinate activities and layout of the projects.

  • Responsible
    for overseeing crews at several sites and quality control / safety at those

  • Responsible
    for working with local inspectors to make sure projects are to code

  • Diversified
    work on commercial and non-commercial projects

  • Worked
    on projects that included: Underground piping systems, gas pipe systems,
    medical gas pipe systems, sewer line, and water lines.


Dryer Yahama / Honda - Assisted Lead
Mechanic                            October 1989 – September 2000

  • Overseeing shop and mechanics

  • Working to satisfy customers and retain
    a positive, growing customer base




American Motorcycle Institute                                                                                                                             1988 - 1989

Coursework in Motorcycle Mechanics,
graduating with a mechanics certification


Barrington High School – Barrington, IL                                                                                                  1983 - 1987

  • ID#: 86521
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN , 46280

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