7126-Plumbers and pipe fitters

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Plumbers and pipe fitters
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Job Description: 
Plumbers and pipe fitters assemble, install, repair and maintain pipe systems, fittings and fixtures for water, gas, drainage, sewerage systems, and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) measuring, cutting, threading, bending, jointing, assembling, installing, maintaining and repairing pipes, fittings and fixtures of drainage, heating, water supply and sewerage systems
  • (b) installing gas appliances, dishwashers and water heaters, sinks and toilets using hand and power tools
  • (c) laying clay, concrete or cast-iron pipes in ditches to form sewers, drains or water mains, or for other purposes
  • (d) inspecting, examining and testing installed systems and pipes, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation or other methods.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Pipe fitter
- Pipe layer
- Plumber
- Drain technician


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics - 7126

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