Tasks-Assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, or welding equipment.- Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.- Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures.- Locate and mark the position of pipe installations, connections, passage holes, or fixtures in structures, using measuring instruments such as rulers or levels.- Measure, cut, thread, or bend pipe to required angle, using hand or power tools or machines such as pipe cutters, pipe-threadingmachines, or pipe-bending machines.- Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers or water heaters, or fixtures such as sinks or toilets, using hand or power tools.- Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipe fittings, using hand or power tools.-Anchor steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place.- Maintain or repair plumbing by replacing defective washers, replacing or mending broken pipes, or opening clogged drains.- Direct helpers engaged in pipe cutting, preassembly, or installation of plumbing systems or components.- Install underground storm, sanitary, or water piping systems, extending piping as needed to connect fixtures and plumbing.- Install green plumbing equipment, such as faucet flow restrictors, dual-flush or pressure-assisted flush toilets, or tankless hot water heaters.- Keep records of work assignments.- Estimate time, material, or labor costs for use in project plans.- Inspect structures to assess material or equipment needs, to establish the sequence of pipe installations, or to plan installation around obstructions such as electrical wiring.ActivitiesGetting Information- Read blueprints- Read specifications- Read tape measure- Read technical drawingsPerforming General Physical Activities- Apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings- Build or repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting- Clean rooms or work areas- Cut, bend, or thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, or water lines- Cut, shape, fit, or join wood or other construction materials- Install underground storm, sanitation, or water piping systems