Plumbing Helper Job Description


Responsible for assisting plumber at homes and residences. Helps install, repair, and maintain pipes used for water distribution and wastewater disposal.

Primary responsibilities

  • Assist in installing and maintaining plumbing systems.
  • Read blueprints and drawings to determine exact specifications and where plumbing system will be installed.
  • Determine water supply networks and waste drainage systems.
  • Coordinate with project manager on installation.
  • Install systems used to transport water, waste, gases, or liquids.
  • Ensure legislation and policies are met and that systems are up to code.
  • Ensure systems meet all standards of building codes and safety.
  • Cut openings in structures in preparation for pipes.
  • Select all materials needed for installation, including type and size of pipe.
  • Install supports and hangers for pipe, fixtures and equipment.
  • Assemble and install valves and fittings.
  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment.
  • Install other plumbing equipment, such as sinks, tubs, toilets, water heaters, air conditioners, appliances, and trim.
  • Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe to required angle
  • Observe pressure gauges to fix leaks.
  • Test pipe systems and fix leaks.
  • Repair and maintain water treatment equipment.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance.
  • Ensure all installations, repairs and maintenance are properly sized, aligned, supported and grade.

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