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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $29,940.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 620
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 17.34 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut metal or plastic material
Perform basic plumbing
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Bend tubing or conduit
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Weld metal parts and components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Cut openings in existing structures
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Drill holes in construction materials
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Cut construction material
Don/Doff installation, maintenance, or repair related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Install building fixtures
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting
Braze metal parts or components
Spot/tack weld materials
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Weld metal structures
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured plumbing or piping products by hand
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Install gauges or controls
Install household appliances
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Paint surfaces such as walls
Perform basic carpentry
Prepare explosives for detonation
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Apply grouting or mortar
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Construct electrical parts or fixtures

Performing General Physical Activities

Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Review construction specifications
Lay pipe into trench
Dig holes or trenches
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Install prefabricated building components
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Install siding or sheeting materials
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Perform concrete fabrication
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Install insulating materials
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Identify relevant safety procedures
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Verify levelness, verticality, or alignment of structures, equipment, or materials
Measure workpieces for reference points or cutting lines
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly
Estimate construction project labor requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Determine work priorities and requirements
Calculate grades and elevations
Measure tile or masonry materials
Measure layout for construction projects
Measure work site or construction dimensions
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related material requirements
Estimate construction, extraction, or mining project material requirements
Determine project parameters or specifications
Estimate construction project costs
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Bid work projects
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related project costs
Estimate costs of design or construction materials

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Supervisory Skills
Commercial Construction
New Construction

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