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Job Description

Plumbers maintain and install water, gas and sewage systems. They inspect pipes and fixtures on a regular basis or make repairs as needed. They bend, cut, and install pipes. They test systems and make adjustments safely and following regulations.
They place sanitary equipment.

Alternative/Related

  • commercial plumber
  • pipeworker
  • gas fitter
  • plumbber
  • domestic plumber
  • gasfitter
  • plumbeer
  • pipe worker
  • plummer

ISCO Code

7126-13

Essential Skills and Competences

  • attach PEX pipe
  • check water pressure
  • clear out drains
  • follow health and safety procedures in construction
  • inspect construction supplies
  • install PVC piping
  • install metal gas piping
  • install plumbing systems
  • interpret 2D plans
  • interpret 3D plans
  • place sanitary equipment
  • prepare copper pipes for use as gas lines
  • replace faucets
  • snap chalk line
  • transport construction supplies
  • use measurement instruments
  • use safety equipment in construction
  • use welding equipment
  • work ergonomically

Essential Knowledge

  • plumbing tools
  • types of piping

Optional Skill and Competence

  • answer requests for quotation
  • apply a protective layer
  • apply proofing membranes
  • calculate needs for construction supplies
  • consult technical resources
  • cut metal products
  • cut wall chases
  • install solar water heater
  • keep personal administration
  • keep records of work progress
  • maintain work area cleanliness
  • monitor stock level
  • order construction supplies
  • process incoming construction supplies
  • protect surfaces during construction work
  • set up temporary construction site infrastructure
  • set up water filtration system
  • use metal bending techniques
  • use sander
  • work in a construction team

Optional Knowledge

  • water pressure

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