Plumbers lay out, install, test and maintain pipes, fixtures, metal roofing, fittings, gas meters and regulators.
Duties & Tasks
Plumbers may perform the following tasks:prepare and/or study plans and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials needed
find and mark positions for connections, measure pipes and mark cutting or bending lines, then cut holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes
cut, thread and bend pipes, assemble and install piping, valves and fittings, and join pipe sections and secure pipes
test lines as required by local plumbing regulations
install equipment such as boilers, chillers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters and solar water heating systems, and fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and industrial processing units
weld and braise pipework (steel, copper, plastic and stainless steel)
system testing and commissioning
maintain and repair plumbing systems.
enjoy practical work
good hand-eye coordination
able to work independently
able to work at heights and in various weather conditions
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
good interpersonal skills