Every time you flush a toilet or take a drink of fresh water from your kitchen tap, you have a Plumber to thank. Plumbers are the ones who install, repair and maintain the pipes, fixtures and other plumbing equipment that we depend on every day.
As a Plumber, you could be responsible for laying new pipe at a construction site, repairing a bathtub in someone’s home, or locating a gas leak at a factory. The pipes you’re dealing with might be made of copper, steel, cast iron, concrete or plastic, and could be carrying water, steam, waste, chemicals or natural gas. Depending on your job, basic welding, electrical and gasfitting skills could also come in handy.
Prepare and assemble plumbing components
Install sanitary and storm drain systems
Install private sewage systems
Install water service and distribution
Install fixtures and appliances
Install natural gas and propane systems
Able to install Hydronic heating and cooling Systems
40 hours per week, potential for on-call and shift work
What you learn:
How to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and project specifications
How to install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems
How to select, measure, shape and join pipes
How to locate, prevent, repair and test pipes for leaks
Who you work for:
Most Plumbers start out working for a plumbing company or contractor, with some going on to start their own businesses.
Types of Workplaces
Construction Contracting Firms
Plumbing Repair Shops
Large Plumbing Organizations
Who you‘ll work with:
You’ll be paired with a Plumbing expert who has experience and knows how to plan, install and service plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls. They will also be experienced with plumbing systems that transport water, waste, gases or hot liquids.