UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMAN & APPRENTICES OF THE PLUMBING & PIPE FITTING INDUSTRY

Plumbers
Job Description:
Plumbing involves installation and repair of a wide variety of piping systems and equipment. The majority of plumbing work is in the commercial segment of building construction. From layout (or design) preparation to the final installation of fixtures and equipment a PLUMBER practices daily all the mental and physical skills acquired through a structured learning process during the five year apprenticeship period. The layout and installation of piping materials, plumbing fixtures and mechanical equipment are learned on the job. Blueprint reading, drawing, trade math, related systems, theory and selected manipulative skills are taught in the related school program. The apprentice works under the direct guidance and supervision of a licensed plumber.

Working Conditions:
Plumbing is hard, physical work, and is performed throughout the year, in all kinds of weather, inside and out. Ditch work, elevated work, often involving jobs in uncomfortable positions. Potential hazards require constant "Good Safety" attitude and practice.