Installs maintain and repairs pipes and fixtures associated with heating, cooling, water distribution, and sanitation systems in residential and commercial structures. Fixes domestic appliances, such as dishwashers and gas cookers. Responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing electrical systems in commercial and residential settings: from homes to stores, schools, manufacturing facilities, and more.
Duties and responsibilities
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
Interprets blueprints and building specifications to map layout for pipes, drainage systems, and other plumbing materials
Installs pipes and fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, for water, gas, steam, air, or other liquids
Installs supports for pipes, equipment, and fixtures prior to installation
Assembles fittings and valves for installation
Modifies length of pipes, fixtures, and other plumbing materials as needed for a building
Installs heating and air-conditioning systems, including water heaters.
Tests plumbing systems for leaks and other problems
Analyses problem and identifies appropriate tools and materials for repair
Chooses plumbing materials based on budget, location, and intended uses of the building
Read blueprints on electrical wiring
Install, repair, and maintain electrical systems and components (lighting, wiring, transformers, outlets, circuit breakers, etc.).
Identify electrical problems.
Adhere to best practices when wiring, re-wiring or repairing existing electrical systems.
Follows health and safety standards and complies with building codes
Writes report documenting the problem and summary of actions taken
Assist the supervisor in performing inspections of plumbing systems to identify and replace worn parts
Assist in preparation of bids and schedules and oversees other workers, such as apprentices and helpers
Assist in studying the sketches for Electrical and plumbing layouts and determine types and quantities of materials necessary.
Determine time and cost estimates for Electrical and Plumbing jobs.
Maintain Electrical and plumbing tools and equipment
Perform all related work as required.