Industrial ConstructionPlumber

Plumbers install and maintain piping systems that carry water, gas, and other materials.

Plumber

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Do you like to work with your hands to solve problems? Do you like knowing the inner workings of buildings and other structures? You might enjoy a career in the Construction industry as a Plumber.

Plumbers specialize in installing and repairing pipes that carry water, gas, or wastewater. You’ll help decide what pipes should be laid and take care of the installation of those pipes. Teamwork is important as you work with electricians and other Construction Craft professionals.

Plumbers typically get training in skills such as pipe cutting, soldering, draining, and local plumbing codes. Next you’ll probably train as an apprentice and then move on to become a licensed plumber.  

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This job may require shift work.

Critical Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Calculate Dimension/Tolerance
  • Conform to Specifications
  • Construction Knowledge
  • Coordination with Multiple Departments
  • Equipment Selection
  • Inspect Equipment
  • Mathematics Knowledge
  • Mechanical Tools, Equipment, and Systems
  • Read Technical Drawings and Blueprints

Key Responsibilities

  • Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances or fixtures using hand or power tools
  • Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe to required angle, using hand or power tools or machines
  • Apply knowledge of safety procedures and plumbing codes
  • Use pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, or pipe-bending machines
  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment
  • Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures
  • Work with construction personnel in a team environment
  • Estimate time, material, or labor costs for use in project plans

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Required Education

Certificate in plumbing 

Preferred Education

Plumbing license


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