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Becoming a Plumber's Assistant
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Becoming a Plumber's Assistant

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Performs routine tasks in fabricating, laying, installing and maintaining pipes, fixtures, water meters and regulators.
Training time - No data available -
Avg. weekly wage $1,524
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 10,700

What does a Plumber's Assistant do?

  • loading and unloading building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around building sites
  • erecting and dismantling temporary structures such as barricades and scaffolding
  • mixing, pouring and spreading materials such as concrete, plaster and mortar
  • cleaning and carrying out minor repairs on stormwater drains and canals, and checking for cracks and leaks in sewerage systems
  • digging holes and shovelling excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal
  • spreading and levelling soil, gravel and sand on roads and driveways, trench bottoms and similar locations
  • assisting with assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings

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