Plumber / Pipefitter

Men and women in this trade work with water, steam and air. Plumbers install or repair pipe systems in commercial and residential buildings. Pipefitters work on plumbing systems in institutional or manufacturing facilities. They also install air, oil, water, gas and hydraulic lines used to cool machines or power robots.

Plumbers and pipefitters use math and science to determine the type of pipe needed for a job. They must read blueprints to install pipe correctly. They must also understand building and safety codes.

Do you like solving puzzles? Do you enjoy working with metal and plastics? Maybe you would enjoy this trade. You’ll need a solid background in math and science to succeed.