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JobsPeopleDo - Job of the Month

Posted on December 7th 2018

JobsPeopleDo Job of the Month: Plumber

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Working as a Plumber you would be:

  • Cutting an opening in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings
  • Install, repair and maintain domestic, commercial or industrial plumbing fixtures and systems
  • Join pipes using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement or soldering, brazing and welding equipment
  • Locate and mark positions for pipe connections, passage holes and fixtures in walls and floors
  • May prepare cost estimates. 
  • Measure, cut, bend and thread pipes using hand and power tools or machines
  • Read blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine layout of plumbing system, water supply network and waste and drainage systems
  • Test pipes for leaks using air and water pressure gauges.

What you need:

  • Completion of a four-five year apprenticeship program or a combination of over five years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in plumbing for trade certification.
  • Interprovincial trade certification (Red Seal) is available to qualified plumbers.
  • Trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Useful High School subjects:

  • Industrial Arts
  • Math
  • Sciences

Useful Skills:

  • Construction/manufacturing
  • Diagrams/Blueprints
  • Maintenance
  • Physical Work
  • Water/Gas Service
  • Recommended Post Secondary Courses:
  • Construction Technologies
  • Business Administration
  • Architectural and Construction Technologies
  • Civil Engineering Technologies
  • Industrial Engineering Technologies

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