Technician – Plumber

Job Description


Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.

High Level Job Functions:

  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
  • Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures.
  • Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels.
  • Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe to required angle, using hand or power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, or pipe-bending machines.
  • Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers or water heaters, or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools.
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipe fittings, using hand or power tools.
  • Anchor steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place.
  • Maintain or repair plumbing by replacing defective washers, replacing, or mending broken pipes, or opening clogged drains.
  • Direct helpers engaged in pipe cutting, preassembly, or installation of plumbing systems or components.
  • Install underground storm, sanitary, or water piping systems, extending piping as needed to connect fixtures and plumbing.
  • Install green plumbing equipment, such as faucet flow restrictors, dual-flush or pressure-assisted flush toilets, or tankless hot water heaters.
  • Keep records of work assignments.
  • Estimate time, material, or labor costs for use in project plans.
  • Inspect structures to assess material or equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, or to plan installation around obstructions such as electrical wiring.

Detailed Job Functions:

Getting Information

  • Read blueprints
  • Read specifications
  • Read tape measure
  • Read technical drawings

Performing General Physical Activities

  • Apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings
  • Build or repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
  • Clean rooms or work areas
  • Cut, bend, or thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, or water lines
  • Cut, shape, fit, or join wood or other construction materials
  • Install underground storm, sanitation, or water piping systems
  • Move or fit heavy objects

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

  • Determine project methods and procedures

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

  • Understand construction specifications

Handling and Moving Objects

  • Assemble and install pipe sections, fittings, or plumbing fixtures
  • Fabricate, assemble, or disassemble manufactured products by hand

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

  • Pressure test piping system or equipment for leaks

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

  • Adhere to safety procedures
  • Perform safety inspections in construction or resource extraction setting

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

  • Maintain or repair work tools or equipment
  • Repair or replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures

Controlling Machines and Processes

  • Braze metal parts or components together
  • Solder metal parts or components together
  • Use acetylene welding/cutting torch
  • Use arc welding equipment
  • Use braze-welding equipment
  • Use hand or power tools
  • Use measuring devices in construction or extraction work
  • Use pipe fitting equipment
  • Use pressure gauges
  • Use soldering equipment
  • Weld together metal parts, components, or structures

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

  • Use basic plumbing techniques
  • Use building or land use regulations
  • Use combination welding procedures
  • Use oral or written communication techniques

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

  • Determine installation, service, or repair needed
  • Determine material or tool requirements

Physical Requirements:

  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body
  • Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions
  • Spend Time Standing
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls
  • Spend Time Walking and Running

Job Details

Posted On: February 18, 2024
Valid Through: May 31, 2024
Job City: Johnstown
Job State: PA