Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

Plumber's Helper

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Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Apprentice; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Craftsman; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Craftsman, Fuel Systems Maintenance; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Helper; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Journeyman; Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Journeyman, Fuel Systems Maintenance
Damage Controlman; Marine Safety Specialist Engineer; Material Maintenance Specialty
Water Support Technician
Fire Controlman; Fire Controlman (AEGIS); Hull Systems Maintainer; Hull Systems Technician; Utilitiesman
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What they do:
Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Measure, cut, thread and assemble new pipe, placing the assembled pipe in hangers or other supports.
  • Cut or drill holes in walls or floors to accommodate the passage of pipes.
  • Perform rough-ins, repair and replace fixtures and water heaters, and locate, repair, or remove leaking or broken pipes.


Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction
  • mechanical


  • customer service
  • management

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady


  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Office suite software

  • Microsoft Office software Hot Technology

Word processing software

  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Job Outlook

Below Average
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
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