A plumber specializes in the installation and maintenance of the piping that runs in and under homes, businesses and more. The pipes carry the water necessary for comfortable living. Most plumbers run their own businesses, working on an as-needed basis in their community. Pay tends to be very high, particularly for self-employed plumbers, and educational requirements are lenient. Plumbers work in a number of capacities, doing everything from commercial wellhead installations to residential pipe laying.
Plumber Education Requirements
Plumbers only need a high school diploma or GED to get started. Most of the training comes from an apprenticeship under a more experienced plumber than can last anywhere from a few months to several years. Plumbers must be skilled at communicating with customers to determine where the problem is in the pipe and be able to navigate cramped and tight conditions. A moderate amount of strength is required as pipes are often rusted and in locations where there is little leverage.
Plumber Job Market
The job market for plumbers is expected to grow by 21 percent by 2022. This projection is above average when compared to other careers with an estimated 13,050 jobs opening each year. Plumbers often work for companies or strike out on their own to become independent service providers. Plumbers are also often employed by hospitals and universities due to the amount of plumbing systems used in buildings on these campuses.
Plumbers are paid well for their work, making anywhere from $14 to $16 an hour during their apprenticeship to $19 to $46 an hour once fully certified. The annual salary for plumbers can be as high as $77,000 to $83,000, and those who run their own companies are able to charge whatever prices they desire. Plumbers who work for companies, like a local plumbing shop, usually make slightly less than independent plumbers.
Busy Service Company hiring plumbers / drain cleaners, helpers and Septic Truck Drivers. Must have a positive attitude, a clean driving record, and ability to work nights and weekends. Plumber/Drain Cleaner position requires 4 plus years of service experience. Commercial Plumbing Experience a plus. Septic Drivers must have a CDL. Ability to operate a backhoe of combo truck a plus. Opportunity to...
Company Confidential Roswell, GA, 30076
Our company is a growing privately owned plumbing company (in business 17+ years) performing all levels of residential and commercial service work, renovations and new construction plumbing in Atlanta and the northern suburbs. We are looking for a 10+ year experienced plumber with excellent service plumbing and sales expertise as well as great communication skills. Plumbing license preferred. Vali...
Plumbers, Commercial Plumbers, Construction Plumbers – Local plumbing and heating company in the Manchester area seeks four (4) licensed plumbers to service, install, and repair residential and commercial plumbing accounts. You may also be sent to work at new construction sites. These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn a $$$ TOP SALARY $$$ based on your experience. You will...
Plumber/Plumber Helpers New residential construction. Experience preferred. Call 440-442-0100 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Service Plumber Assemble, install, and repair pipe, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes. Study building plans and drawings to determine work aids required and sequence of installation. Inspect work site to determine presence of obstructions and to ascertain that holes cut for pipe will not cause structural weakness. Plan in...
Company Confidential Horsham, PA, 19044
PLUMBING POSITIONS Plumbing Foreman, Plumber & Plumber's Helpers for new commercial work. Valid D.L. & proper hand tools req'd. Immed positions avail w/exc starting salary. Call: 215-378-6600 or fax resume 215-788-1608...
Hiring department Fac Operations & Maint Monthly salary $3,120+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Shift Posting number 14-11-19-01-5225 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date 12/08/2014 Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes Mon-Fri 2:0...
Come join a growing award-winning, woman owned and operated company. We provide service through Montgomery County and the Washington DC region. We are seeking experienced, licensed plumbers/estimators who are trustworthy and hardworking. "A" team players who are focused on customer service, exude a positive attitude and are always enthusiastic about their work come apply! Requirements •Qualifie...
Our company is looking for a self motivated individual who has a good work ethic and displays leadership qualities to get the job done. The individual must possess a drivers license, tools and be willing to work overtime when the occasion arises. Our company specializes in New commercial and residential construction, as well as service work. Email us your resume today!...
AMPAM Parks Mechanical, America's #1 choice for residential new construction plumbing is seeking plumbers and apprentice plumbers to start immediately in multiple work locations available in Orange County. Work available in Lake Forest, Irvine, and San Juan Capistrano! Steady full time work available! Submit your resume or contact information today! PURPOSE Plumbers assemble, install, and make ...
AMPAM Parks Mechanical, America's #1 choice for residential new construction plumbing is seeking plumbers, apprentice plumbers, and construction laborers to start immediately in multiple work locations including Chino Hills, CA. Steady full time work available! Submit your resume or contact information today! DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, and fixture...
KPS is looking for both Journeyman and Apprentice plumbers immediatly, with experience in commercial, residential, and some service and repair plumbing. Journeyman pay is UP TO $25.00 per hour, Apprentice pay is UP TO $18.00 per hour. Journeyman Must Have: --• ABILITY TO RUN PROJECTS (COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL / SERVICE AND REPAIR) • ABILITY TO TAKE JOB FROM GROUND TO FINISH (MUST BE HIGHLY EFFICI...
Hiring department Utilities & Energy Mgt Monthly salary $3,308+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 630AM to 500PM Posting number 14-09-24-02-5224 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 Ge...
Trillium Construction Services Appleton, WI
Job Description: Trillium Construction is seeking plumbers and plumber helpers in and around the Nashville area for long term construction projects. Pay will ultimately depend upon experience. Helpers will be 13-15/hr and journeyman will be 18-21/hr. If you meet the all the requirements, please give us a call. Job Requirements: Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen. Must have all too...
We are a thriving, family-owned company that has been in business since 1995, growing vigorously even through the recession. As we enter our busiest time of the year, we are seeking another technician who will fit into our team of hard-driving, competitive, licensed plumbers. We actively cultivate an atmosphere of respect for the plumbing trade and our customers, while working to ensure the growth...
Company Confidential Brooklyn, NY, 11231
Plumber & Boiler Mechanic Min 5 yrs exp Must have Own Tools & Van. Serious Inquiries Only! Call 718-858-7070...
PLUMBER For Established company. Minimum 5 years exp. Bilingual a plus. Uniforms, Sick/Vacation, Benefits. Call Mark 845-893-8599...
PLUMBER - Residential. Also Commercial PLUMBERS and HELPERS. all must have clean drivers lic. and be expr. Apply within: Wade Hardin Plumbing, 2520 Gillespie St...
INSTALL HELPER AND JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER OKLAHOMA CITY, OK Description Plumbers needed for new construction of single family homes. Ideally, applicants will have experience in single family new construction as a Plumber. Two levels of openings available: (1) Journeyman for State of OKC and experienced Plumber for Lead (2) Entry Level - Apprentice card and 0-4 years of experience for Install Helpe...
Licensed plumber with mechanical skills for service, repair and installation. Residential and Light Commerical. 4 to 6 years experience in service and replacement. Skills should include faucet repair and installations, replacement of storage and tankless hot water heaters and piping, sewer rodding and camera scoping, water closet replacements, hot water boiler and piping repair and replacements. E...
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$27,040.00 - $74,880.00
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Some College Coursework Completed
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Maintains the flow of water, air, and other gases, and drainage systems by assembling, installing, and repairing pipes, fittings, and plumbing fixtures according to plumbing codes.
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Attention to Detail
Locates position of pipe and pipe connections and passage holes by marking structure, using ruler, level, and plumb bob.
Cuts, threads, and bends pipe by using cutters, cutting torch, threading machine, and bending machine.
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