1) Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment.
2) Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
3) Review blueprints and building codes and specifications to determine work details and procedures.
4) Prepare written work cost estimates and negotiate contracts.
5) Study building plans and inspect structures to assess material and equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, and to plan installation around obstructions such as electrical wiring.
6) Keep records of assignments and produce detailed work reports.
7) Perform complex calculations and planning for special or very large jobs.
8) Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, and fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers and levels.
9) Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle, using hand and power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threading machines, and pipe-bending machines.
10) Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters, and fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools.
11) Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools.
12) Hang steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place.
13) Repair and maintain plumbing, replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, and opening clogged drains.
14) Direct workers engaged in pipe cutting and preassembly and installation of plumbing systems and components.
15) Install underground storm, sanitary and water piping systems and extend piping to connect fixtures and plumbing to these systems.
16) Clear away debris in a renovation.
17) Install oxygen and medical gas in hospitals.
18) Use specialized techniques, equipment, or materials, such as performing computer-assisted welding of small pipes, or working with the special piping used in microchip fabrication
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"Our story begins in 1985, when our CEO, Robert Walters, opened the first office in Central London. Rob has led the company ever since and has the same passion and commitment today.
Over the last 33 years the business has grown and so has our ambition. We now operate across 28 countries and employ over 3,800 people. It’s a powerful success story built on the strength of our people.
Organizations rely on us to find high quality professionals for a range of specialist roles. Professionals who are looking for a new role, whether it’s on a permanent, interim or contract basis, trust us to find them their ideal job.
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