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Plumbers and Pipe Fitters

Job specification

Piping and plumbing systems are also needed in military installations all over the globe so that its bulk water supply, waste and gas systems installations are in placed. The military ships, aircrafts also need pipes for its fluid pressures as well as its air pressure systems.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters who are enlisted personnel in the military chain of command include:

• Design the layouts of plumbing and piping systems in an appropriate drafting papers before it is made into blueprints for actual construction use

• Cut, bend and use various kinds of pipes which maybe made of copper, plastic and lead

• Lead in the installation of joins, connectors and fittings during work hours in construction sites

• Use soldering iron machine to join pipes during installation process

• Implements installations of plumbing fixtures, toilets and sinks

• Lead in the trouble shooting of pneumatic systems and also calibrate them

Ideal traits

The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job includes shop mechanics and math subjects. Other helpful attributes also include:

• The skills to deal with detailed piping plans to get the exact picture of the project

• The ability to accept physical and strenuous work

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in this kind of job are helpful subject matters for the enhancement of knowledge and skills. Other course content which is also helpful includes:

• Procedures and basics in pipes and plumbing installation and repair

• Proper repair and installation of pipes and fixtures

• Basics in the proper maintenance of pneumatic and hydraulic systems

• Basics in proper handling of soldering irons in cutting, welding and soldering of pipes

Work atmosphere

The Plumbers and Pipe Fitters in the military work indoors and outdoors and onboard ships.

Non-military employments

The civilian counterparts of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters work indoors and outdoors - especially in construction firms, water services companies, government offices’ maintenance department, electric and power companies, and industrial plants.

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