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Plumber

Plumbers are responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining pipes and other equipment related to a building’s water and waste disposal systems.

JOB DUTIES

  • Read blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine layout of plumbing system, water supply network and waste and drainage systems

  • Install, repair and maintain domestic, commercial or industrial plumbing fixtures and systems

  • Locate and mark positions for pipe connections, passage holes and fixtures in walls and floors

  • Cut opening in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings

  • Measure, cut, bend and thread pipes using hand and power tools or machines

  • Join pipes using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement or soldering, brazing and welding equipment

  • Test pipes for leaks using air and water pressure gauges

  • May prepare cost estimates.

REQUIRMENTS

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.

  • Completion of an apprenticeship program or equivalent experience in the trade.

  • Trade certification for plumbers is mandatory in most provinces.

  • Some experience may be required.

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