Also called: Drain Technician, Journeyman Plumber, Master Plumber, Plumber
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:
- Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.
- Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers or water heaters, or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools.
- Keep records of work assignments.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Safety and Government
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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