The main job of a plumber is diagnosis, along with the installation and repair of pipes, where air, water or gas passes in systems of private homes or in the industrial part in companies. Therefore, they are professionals in the maintenance of drinking water, drainage, ventilation, wastewater, heating, and much more. The vast majority of plumbers work as self-employed, but they can also work as salaried employees in plumbing companies for buildings and others. In general terms, their work can be segmented into maintenance, production and engineering.
What are the main functions of a plumber?
All plumbers work in some form with the following minimum requirements –
They create sketches, plans, diagrams of the arrangement of pipelines, waste, drainage, supply networks. Above all, they must know how to interpret them in order to act on them. For this reason, it marks the passage of tubes, walls, floors, etc. With the right machinery, they can diagnose the problem to present a repair estimate.
They must know how to install and maintain clean and residual water connections in industrial and residential businesses. The tubes are measured, cut or joined using the appropriate tools and machinery by drilling holes in walls and floors.
They also detect and repair faults in air conditioning systems, backflow prevention, pressure valves, pumps, gas systems, water, fire protection, including union of pipes, bolts, welding, gluing, etc.
What is the ideal profile and characteristics of a plumber?
Have good communication
Know how to communicate the necessary information to clients both written and verbal, as well as co-workers. Communication should be clear and easy to understand. In some cases, it is necessary not to use many technicalities.
Organization and time management
This point is essential for the company to be successful. Being well organized will make you have less stress, be more productive, more efficient, etc. and of course more profitable.
Analyst and problem solving
Have the good ability to detect problems with high efficiency and be able to analyze them correctly and thus provide possible solutions.
Initiative and creativity
He must have the ability to learn new concepts or skills, being able to retrain, developing approaches and diverse perspectives.
Always hand in hand with safety
Use of materials for everyone’s safety: dust mask, boots, helmet, glasses, hearing protection, etc.
Some jobs require great physical effort, so it is highly recommended to be in high physical shape. I t will make you feel fresher and finish jobs more efficiently.
Profile of a good plumber
Plumber needs to have good practical skills. They should work carefully, following established specifications and often by interpreting blueprints and drawings. They also have good interpersonal skills. They are physically fit since the job involves staying flexed for a long time or working in small and uncomfortable spaces. They must feel comfortable working at heights. Plumbers use sharp and powerful cutting tools, so they should not suffer from medical problems, such as fainting, frequent dizziness, which could be a danger to themselves and other workers. Traveling through a local area is common, so a driver’s license can be an essential requirement of the job.