Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter Helpers
On the Job
Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter Helpers perform basic plumbing duties, or assisting plumbers on the job. They may supply tools or clean work areas.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assemble products or production equipment.
- Cut metal components for installation.
- Cut openings in existing structures.
- Drill holes in construction materials.
- Install building fixtures.
- Install plumbing or piping.
- Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
- Clean equipment or facilities.
- Dig holes or trenches.
- Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working in cramped work spaces or in awkward positions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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