If a person is good with his hands, likes to solve problems, prefer to work during the day and wouldn't mind getting mucky then he can choose a career in plumbing. As a plumber, he can work in homes, small-to-big companies and under large contractors. In fact, plumbers can choose their specialization depending on what their interests are. He could choose to work for piped water systems, used mainly for bathrooms and rest rooms or he could work on radiators, move on to the gas industry and take on the complicated task of installing and repairing central heating/ water systems. An entry-level plumber will have to gain training/ apprenticeship under experienced plumbers and for this, he will be paid. With years of experience and knowledge, the plumber can eventually start his own business. Normally plumbers work 40 hours every week, but they may have to work overtime on weekends. Self-made plumbers can set their own rates, but those who work under experienced plumbers will get regular wages.
The main responsibility of the plumber is to install and repair the plumbing system in buildings, bathrooms, kitchens and restrooms. He must install and repair showers, tubs, sinks and toilets, and test their functionality once completed. He is expected to repair HVAC systems and service them as and when required. He must install weather-proofing materials on the joints of the walls and chimneys. He should be willing to work in bad weather conditions, due to his job nature.
• Problem-solving skills
• Whiz with tools
• Keep himself updated on the latest plumbing tools
• Proficient in water distribution and waste disposal systems