So, you think you might want to be a Plumber?

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Job Description

Plumbers install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems such as water, drain, waste and vent (DWV), low-pressure steam, residential fire, chemical, and irrigation. They also install specialized systems such as medical gas, process piping, compressed air, water conditioners, fuel piping, sewage and water treatment, and storage and flow equipment. Plumbers interpret drawings, refer to layouts of existing services, and review applicable codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures. They locate and mark positions for fixtures, pipe connections and sleeves, and cut openings to accommodate pipe and fittings.

Plumbers work primarily in BC’s Construction Sector. They may be employed by plumbing/mechanical contractors, service companies, and maintenance departments of manufacturing, commercial, healthcare and educational facilities. They may also be self-employed. Plumbers install piping and equipment in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings and sites.

Look below to find out which sectors of BC’s economy you can work in if you pursue this trade.

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For more information on how much Plumbers make, the expected number of future job openings, where the jobs are and the current workforce opportunities specifically for this trade, visit the Work BC Career Profile here.

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