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Become A Plumber Helper

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Working As A Plumber Helper

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $28,740

    Average Salary

What Does A Plumber Helper Do At Tradesmen International, Inc.

* Measuring, cutting, threading and assembling new pipe, placing the assembled pipe in hangers or other supports
* Learning to comprehend schematic diagrams, blueprints and other specifications required by our client
* Cutting or drilling holes in walls or floors to accommodate the passage of pipes
* Performing rough-ins, repairing and replacing fixtures and water heaters, and locating, repairing, or removing leaking or broken pipes
* Fitting or assisting in fitting valves, couplings, or assemblies to tanks, pumps, or systems, using hand tools
* Disassembling and removing damaged or worn pipe
* Company Details

What Does A Plumber Helper Do At Barraza Plumbing Inc.

* Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.
* Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers or water heaters, or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools.
* Keep records of work assignments.
* Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
* Direct helpers engaged in pipe cutting, preassembly, or installation of plumbing systems or components.
* Maintain or repair plumbing by replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, or opening clogged drains.
* Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels.
* Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe to required angle, using hand or power tools or machines, such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, or pipe-bending machines.
* Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures.
* Anchor steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place.
* Estimate time, material, or labor costs for use in project plans.
* Install underground storm, sanitary, or water piping systems, extending piping as needed to connect fixtures and plumbing.
* Inspect structures to assess material or equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, or to plan installation around obstructions, such as electrical wiring.
* Install green plumbing equipment, such as faucet flow restrictors, dual-flush or pressure-assisted flush toilets, or tankless hot water heaters.
* Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipe fittings, using hand or power tools.
* Weld small pipes or special piping, using specialized techniques, equipment, or materials, such as computer-assisted welding or microchip fabrication.
* Install alternative water sources, such as rainwater harvesting systems or graywater reuse systems.
* Recommend energy or water saving products, such as low-flow faucets or shower heads, water-saving toilets, or high-efficiency hot water

What Does A Plumber Helper Do At Texas Employer

* Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings.
* Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances.
* Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate

What Does A Plumber Helper Do At J A Croson LLC

* Job duties include but are not limited to -
* Assists to install, connect and test complete water and sanitary piping systems
* Mobilize material as directed

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How To Become A Plumber Helper

Construction laborers and helpers learn their trade through on-the-job training (OJT). The length of training depends on the employer and the specialization. Formal education is not typically required.

Education

Although formal education is not typically required, high school classes in mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, and other vocational subjects can be helpful.

To receive further education, some workers attend a trade school or community college.

Training

Construction laborers and helpers learn through OJT after being hired by a construction contractor. Workers typically gain experience by performing tasks under the guidance of experienced workers.

Although the majority of construction laborers and helpers learn by assisting experienced workers, some construction laborers opt for apprenticeship programs. Programs generally include 2 to 4 years of technical instruction and OJT. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of OJT, accompanied by 300 hours of related instruction in such areas as signaling, blueprint reading, using proper tools and equipment, and following health and safety procedures. The remainder of the curriculum consists of specialized training in one of these eight areas:

  • Building construction
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road and utility construction
  • Tunneling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Pipeline construction

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs, which usually have only a basic age qualification—age 18 or older—for entrance. Apprentices must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent before completing their apprenticeship. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Laborers who remove hazardous materials (hazmat) must meet the federal and state requirements for hazardous materials removal workers.

Depending on the work they do, laborers may need specific certifications, which may be attained through LIUNA. Rigging and scaffold building are commonly attained certifications. Certification can help workers prove that they have the knowledge to perform more complex tasks.

Advancement

Through experience and training, construction laborers and helpers can advance into positions that involve more complex tasks. For example, laborers may earn certifications in welding, erecting scaffolding, or finishing concrete, and then spend more time performing those activities. Similarly, helpers sometimes move into construction craft occupations after gaining experience in the field. For example, experience as an electrician’s helper may lead to becoming an apprentice electrician.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Construction laborers and helpers may need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For example, an electrician’s helper must be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician.

Math skills. Construction laborers and some helpers need to perform basic math calculations while measuring on jobsites or assisting a surveying crew.

Mechanical skills. Construction laborers are frequently required to operate and maintain equipment, such as jackhammers.

Physical stamina. Construction laborers and helpers must have the endurance to perform strenuous tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for example, spend hours on their feet—often in hot temperatures—with few breaks.

Physical strength. Construction laborers and helpers must often lift heavy materials or equipment. For example, cement mason helpers must move cinder blocks, which typically weigh more than 40 pounds each.

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Real Plumber Helper Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Helper Plumber E & D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. North Arlington, NJ Nov 12, 2010 $37,629
Plumber Helper Port Plumbing-Heating Port Washington, NY Mar 27, 2012 $35,479
Plumber's Helper Ramirez Plumbing, Inc. MD Aug 12, 2013 $32,954
Plumber's Helper Ramirez Plumbing, Inc. VA Apr 15, 2014 $32,954
Helpers-Pipefileters, Plumbers Sprinkler Sales & Service, Inc. Toms River, NJ Apr 28, 2008 $32,515
Helpers-Pipefileters, Plumbers Sprinkler Sales & Service, Inc. Toms River, NJ Jul 10, 2008 $32,515
Plumbers Helper Freund Plumbing & Heating Aurora, CO Dec 18, 2008 $32,349
Helpers-Plumbers Andersen Commercial Plumbing San Dimas, CA Jul 27, 2012 $32,302
Helper Pipelayer, Plumber Harold McMahon Inc. Manhasset, NY Dec 20, 2010 $30,095
Plumber Helper Ben Lewis Plumbing, Heating & Ac, Inc. Baltimore, MD Jun 16, 2016 $29,349
Plumber's Helper Freund Plumbing & Heating LLC Aurora, CO Jan 08, 2010 $29,218
Plumbers Helper Freund Plumbing & Heating LLC Aurora, CO Jan 05, 2010 $29,218
Plumbers Helper Freund Plumbing & Heating Aurora, CO Dec 10, 2008 $29,218
Plumbers Helper Freund Plumbing & Heating Aurora, CO Aug 26, 2009 $29,218
Plumbers Helper Freund Plumbing & Heating Aurora, CO Dec 18, 2008 $29,218
Plumbers Helper Freund Plumbing and Heating Aurora, CO Sep 04, 2009 $29,218
Plumber-Helper Larry's Royal Flush Plumbing & Heating Inc. Old Tappan, NJ Aug 19, 2009 $27,131
Plumber Helper Design Plumbing & Heating Services, Inc. New York, NY May 22, 2009 $27,110
Plumber's Helper Terry Smith Incorporated FL Jan 01, 1970 $26,088
Plumber's Helper Angell Services, LLC TX Feb 05, 2014 $25,482
Plumber's Helpers Angell Services, LLC TX Feb 06, 2015 $25,336
Plumbers Helper Freund Plumbing & Heating LLC Aurora, CO Dec 11, 2008 $25,044
Plumber Helper Freund Plumbing & Heating Aurora, CO Dec 10, 2008 $25,044
Plumbers Helper Freund Plumbing and Heating LLC Aurora, CO Dec 18, 2008 $22,957
Plumber Helper Design and Build Plumbing, Inc. VA May 11, 2015 $22,090
Plumber's Helper AAA Plumbers Houston, TX Aug 26, 2010 $21,000
Plumber's Helper AAA Plumbers Houston, TX Aug 19, 2010 $21,000
Plumber's Helper AAA Plumbers Houston, TX Sep 24, 2012 $21,000

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Top Skills for A Plumber Helper

HotWaterHeatersPVCPipeAssistPlumberSewerLinesWaterLinesNewConstructionCastIronHandToolsJobSitePEXPipeSectionsNewPipeObservePressureGaugesPipeFittingsCopperPipePlasticSolventHvacWasteDrainageSystemsServiceCallsPipeSystems

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Top Plumber Helper Skills

  1. Hot Water Heaters
  2. PVC Pipe
  3. Assist Plumber
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Repair and replace domestic hot water heaters, sump pumps and sewage pumps.
  • Cut and thread black pipe, cut and installed PVC pipe and copper tubing etc..
  • Assist plumber in all custom built homes and some service type plumbing.
  • Assisted the plumber to unclog sewer lines and storm drains for residential and commercial buildings.
  • Sweat copper, replace cast sewer pipe, ran copper airlines, PVC plumbing and Ionized water lines

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