A plumbing superintendent supervises the work of plumbers and other plumbers, giving direction on projects and reviewing completed work to guarantee it meets quality standards.
They are also responsible for estimating, planning and performing commercial plumbing installation jobs. This involves reading blueprints, specifications and other documentation to create time, cost and labor estimates.
In addition, you will assign duties such as scheduling plumbing work, preventative maintenance checks and emergency repairs while attending walk-through and scope review meetings when necessary.
How to Become a Superintendent
In order to become a superintendent, you need experience in the industry and an in-depth knowledge of permits and code regulations.
Furthermore, leadership and management capabilities are necessary that are proven through previous experience.
In many cases, you need a degree or certificate in plumbing or construction management.
Plumbing Superintendent Job Description
- Responsible for overseeing and effectively managing team of plumbers
- Review and approve job site plumbing work
- Ensure proper permits are in order
- Liaison with local and state governments to meet licensing requirements
- Complete daily reports on progress and communicate with project managers
How Much Does a Plumbing Superintendent Make?
The average general plumbing superintendent salary is between $85,000 – $105,000, depending on location and company size.
This job can be demanding as you must manage an extensive team while also working closely with clients in order to finish projects on schedule, so it pays well compared to other plumbing jobs.