WHAT YOU DO
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.
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.Find an Employer Sponsor