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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.
  • Personal requirements
  • 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
  • good mobility.
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