Plumber Helper Job Description

A plumber helper is a person who assists a licensed plumber.

A plumber helper may not do plumbing work of any kind.

A plumber helper is not an employee, but rather an independent contractor.

Unlike employees, a plumber helper does not need to be bonded or insured.

Generally, a plumber helper works under the direction of a licensed plumber, but may perform duties alone as well.

A plumber helper typically handles installations and repairs in residential and commercial establishments.

A plumber helper spends the majority of his or her day performing manual labor, such as setting drain traps, unclogging pipes, sorting pipe fittings, and soldering.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Plumber Helper to work with us on a variety of plumbing tasks. If you have experience with plumbing and are looking for a new challenge, then this is the job for you!

Plumber Helper Duties:

  • Help plumbers by washing out pipes, installing, repairing, and maintaining plumbing systems.
  • Assist with demolition, demolition clean up, or cleanup of plumbing fixtures, pipes, and drains.
  • Perform a variety of plumbing-related activities, such as removing clogs, installing new plumbing fixtures, making repairs, adding piping, removing debris from drains and pipes, and fabricating and installing new pipes and fixtures.
  • Fabricate and install new plumbing fixtures and pipes.
  • Install and repair plumbing systems.
  • Remove existing fixtures, such as toilets, sinks, and tub or shower valves.
  • Repair and replace damaged plumbing fixtures, such as bathtubs and sinks.
  • Install and make adjustments to plumbing systems.
  • Identify, locate, and test leaks.
  • Check in with supervisors and customers to make sure the work is being performed satisfactorily.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Plumber Helper Responsibilities:

  • Work with plumbers and plumbers apprentices to install plumbing fixtures in residential and commercial buildings.
  • Instruct plumbers and plumbers apprentices on proper use of tools and materials, problem-solving, and safety procedures.
  • Clean and maintain plumbing supply and drain lines, and troubleshoot plumbing problems.
  • Remove and replace faucets and fixtures on kitchen and bathroom sinks as well as toilets.
  • Clean and sanitize drinking water systems.
  • Remove and replace other plumbing fixtures.
  • Insure that all work meets safety standards.

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, and stoop for several hours at a time.
  • Ability to reach, bend, and stoop to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to lift up to 250lbs.
  • Ability to climb stairs.

We at [Company Name] are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is essential to building a successful business. We welcome applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender identities, gender expressions and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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