Also called: Plumber, Journeyman Plumber, Drain Technician, Plumber Gasfitter
In the Army: Plumber
In the Marine Corps: Water Support Technician
In the Navy: Utilitiesman; Utilitiesman Basic
What they do:Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.
On the job, you would:
- Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe to required angle, using hand or power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, or pipe-bending machines.
- Study building plans and inspect structures to assess material and equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, and to plan installation around obstructions such as electrical wiring.
- Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Word processing software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
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