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Working As A Service Plumber

  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • $50,620

    Average Salary

What Does A Service Plumber Do At Aqua Plumbing & Air Services

* Must be able to assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes.
* Basic repairs of faucets and pipes.
* Ability to trace and analyze causes of plumbing and heating problems.
* Be thorough in inspections, and accurate in quoting replacements or repairs.
* Follow the outline of company policies and procedures.
* Adhere to instructions of supervisors and managers.
* Participate in all required staff meetings and trainings

What Does A Service Plumber Do At Roth Heating & Cooling

* Complete all plumbing related in-home service calls efficiently and accurately
* Establish customer rapport to sell the right products and services
* Educate and assist customers in choosing the best finance options and maintenance plans
* Understand your service criteria and hold yourself accountable for exceeding revenue goals
* Show yourself as professional and knowledgeable to win new referrals and repeat business
* Work along side customer service and dispatch to ensure overall success of the business
* Maintain a clean, organized job site and well inventoried truck
* Participate actively in all training exercises and weekly meetings
* Train and mentor apprentices to ensure quick, accurate repairs and installations
* Be accurate and timely with invoices, time cards, curbside feedback and option sheets

What Does A Service Plumber Do At LBA Air Conditioning & He

* Troubleshoot HVAC/R equipment, building comfort, energy efficiency, and related problems
* Present findings and options to customers, providing advice as needed/requested.
* Complete approved repairs, improvements, or installations within industry standard hours per repair pricing guide.
* Provide customer with information and pricing on service agreements, accessories, and other improvements.
* Collect for all work performed and ensure complete customer satisfaction.
* Perform equipment installations as needed.
* Must keep clean equipment/work area.
* Maintain truck inventory while keeping assigned service vehicle organized and clean while alerting management when repairs are needed.
* Brazing, soldering, and welding required.
* Will work in all kinds of indoor and outdoor conditions

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

* Inspecting structure, locating and marking positions of pipes, connections, and passage holes for pipe in walls and floors
* Cutting openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings
* Cutting, threading, and bending pipe to required angles
* Assembling and installing valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metals and non-metals
* Joining pipes by use of screws, bolts, fittings, and solder
* Testing pipes by filling them with water or air and reads gauges to determine whether system is working accurately
* Installing and repairing plumbing fixtures
* Repairing and maintaining plumbing by replacing washers in leaky faucets, mending burst pipes, and opening clogged drains
* Company Details
* We are a highly selective, committed to hiring only those Journeyman Plumbers that are highly skilled in their trade with unwavering reliability, strong work ethic, and a desire to be the best

What Does A Service Plumber Do At TD Industries Inc.

* Diagnoses plumbing system performance through observation, testing and setup.
* Disassembles and reassembles commercial plumbing equipment to perform trouble shooting and preventative maintenance.
* Operates hand tools, power tools, gauges and measuring equipment to perform service to the equipment and/or mechanical system.
* Give and receive written and verbal instructions.
* Complete work orders, task lists and documents to verify work performed as needed to conform to customer invoicing requirements.
* Completes documentation of invoicing data based on hours worked and materials or equipment used to perform the service.
* Explains the service charges and work performed to the satisfaction of the customer.
* Operates a commercial vehicle with trailer.
* Purchase materials and issue purchase order numbers to suppliers.
* Maintains inventory stock on service vehicle.
* Reconciles work order documents, vendor packing slips and weekly timesheets for supervisor review.
* Maintains personal performance agreement with immediate supervisor

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How To Become A Service Plumber

Although most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states and localities require plumbers to be licensed.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Technical schools offer courses on pipe system design, safety, and tool use. They also offer welding courses that are considered necessary by some pipefitter and steamfitter apprenticeship training programs.


Most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn their trade through a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship. Each year, apprentices must have at least 1,700 to 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training and a minimum of 246 hours of related technical education.

In the classroom, apprentices learn safety, local plumbing codes and regulations, and blueprint reading. They also study mathematics, applied physics, and chemistry.

Apprenticeship programs are offered by unions and businesses. Although most workers enter apprenticeships directly, some start out as helpers. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. To enter an apprenticeship program, a trainee must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a basic math test
  • Pass substance abuse screening
  • Know how to use computers

Some plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through specific task-oriented training. Employers provide training that enables workers to complete a variety of tasks. The Home Builders Institute offers a pre-apprenticeship training program for eight construction trades, including plumbing.

After completing an apprenticeship program, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters are considered to be journey workers, qualifying them to perform duties on their own.

With additional technical education and several years of plumbing experience, plumbers are eligible to earn master status. Some states require a business to employ a master plumber in order to obtain a plumbing contractor’s license.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states and localities require plumbers to be licensed. Although licensing requirements vary, most states and localities require workers to have 2 to 5 years of experience and to pass an exam that shows their knowledge of the trade and of local plumbing codes before they are permitted to work independently.

A few states require pipefitters to be licensed. Several states require a special license to work on gas lines. Obtaining a license requires taking a test, gaining experience through work, or both. For more information, check with your state’s licensing board.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Plumbers who own their own business must be able to direct workers, bid on jobs, and plan work schedules.

Customer-service skills. Plumbers work with customers on a regular basis, so they should be polite and courteous.

Mechanical skills. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters use a variety of tools to assemble and repair pipe systems. Choosing the right tool and successfully installing, repairing, or maintaining a system is crucial to their work.

Physical strength. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters must be strong enough to lift and move heavy pipe.

Troubleshooting skills. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters find, diagnose, and repair problems. For example, pipefitters must be able to perform pressure tests to pinpoint the location of a leak.

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  • Spanish


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Top Skills for A Service Plumber


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Top Service Plumber Skills

  1. Hot Water Heaters
  2. Sewer Lines
  3. New Construction Homes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Repaired leaky pipes, faucets and toilets, replaced hot water heaters.-
  • Find, fix and repair broken water lines, drain lines, sewer lines.
  • Job Description: To Install plumbing from rough to finish in new construction homes throughout central Florida.
  • Measured, cut, threaded and installed copper and pro press water lines and tubing.
  • Responded to commercial and residential customer service calls.

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