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Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Measure, cut, thread and assemble new pipe, placing the assembled pipe in hangers or other supports.
    • Cut or drill holes in walls or floors to accommodate the passage of pipes.
    • Perform rough-ins, repair and replace fixtures and water heaters, and locate, repair, or remove leaking or broken pipes.
    • Assist pipe fitters in the layout, assembly, and installation of piping for air, ammonia, gas, and water systems.
    • Install gas burners to convert furnaces from wood, coal, or oil.
    • Cut pipe and lift up to fitters.
    • Fit or assist in fitting valves, couplings, or assemblies to tanks, pumps, or systems, using hand tools.
    • Requisition tools and equipment, select type and size of pipe, and collect and transport materials and equipment to work site.
    • Mount brackets and hangers on walls and ceilings to hold pipes, and set sleeves or inserts to provide support for pipes.
    • Excavate and grade ditches, and lay and join pipe for water and sewer service.
    • Fill pipes with sand or resin to prevent distortion, and hold pipes during bending and installation.
    • Disassemble and remove damaged or worn pipe.
    • Immerse pipe in chemical solution to remove dirt, oil, and scale.
    • Clean shop, work area, and machines, using solvent and rags.
    • Clean and renew steam traps.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    Knowledge

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 35750/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 17.19/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 860
    • Yearly Projected Openings 130

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Persistence
    • Integrity
    • Initiative
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Specialty wrenches
    • Power grinders
    • Pipe or tube cutter
    • Levels
    • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
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