Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $45,800.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 327
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -1.81 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Perform basic plumbing
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Weld metal parts and components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Weld metal structures
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut metal or plastic material
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Compact materials to create level bases
Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces
Don/Doff installation, maintenance, or repair related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Connect sections of drill pipe
Cut construction material
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured plumbing or piping products by hand
Drill holes in construction materials
Shape construction materials such as wood

Performing General Physical Activities

Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Fit construction materials such as wood
Join wood or other construction materials
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Review construction specifications
Lay pipe into trench
Dig holes or trenches
Remove tools, equipment, casings, or pipe from wells
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work

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Booster Skills & Certifications

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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.

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Customer Service
Supervisory Skills
Commercial Construction
New Construction

Related Licensing Requirements

Journeyman Plumber (18-0000000127)

860 IAC 1-3-1 Examination; journeyman plumber Authority: IC 25-28.5-1-8; IC 25-28.5-1-38 Affected: IC 25-28.5-1 Sec. 1. (a) An applicant for the journeyman plumber license must pass the examination required under this section. (b) The journeyman plumber examination shall be multiple choice. (c) An individual must obtain a passing score on the multiple-choice test in order to pass the examination.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Plumbing Commission (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Plumbing Apprentice (18-0000000128)

860 IAC 2-1-7 Apprenticeship program; approval Authority: IC 25-28.5-1-8; IC 25-28.5-1-38 Affected: IC 25-28.5-1-18.1 Sec. 7. (a) To be approved, an apprenticeship program must do the following: (1) Submit a written request for approval to the commission. (2) Submit in writing the apprenticeship program's curriculum, which must include the: (A) subjects taught; and (B) hours spent teaching each subject. (3) Provide: (A) the address of the apprenticeship program facility; (B) its phone number; and (C) the name of a contact person. (4) Submit proof of the ccreditation required by section 1(2) of this rule. (5) Require the taking and passing of a practical examination as required by section 7.1 of this rule. (b) Approved apprenticeship programs must notify the commission of any change in the items listed in subsection (a)(2) through (a)(4) within thirty (30) days.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Plumbing Commission (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Temporary Plumbing Contractor (18-0000000129)

860 IAC 1-1-8 Temporary plumbing contractor license Authority: IC 25-28.5-1-8; IC 25-28.5-1-38 Affected: IC 25-28.5-1-18.5 Sec. 8. (a) A temporary plumbing contractor license authorized by IC 25-28.5-1-18.5 shall be for six (6) month increments. (b) Such temporary license shall not enable the holder thereof to perform actual plumbing services unless he is a currently licensed journeyman or a currently licensed plumbing contractor. However, the holder of a temporary license may employ a journeyman to perform actual plumbing services pursuant to the temporary license. If the holder is a licensed journeyman, he may perform plumbing contracting under the authority of the temporary license. (c) The temporary license will be granted upon submission of the license fee in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25) for each six (6) month increment, as well as a fully executed bond on a form supplied by the commission.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Plumbing Commission (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Plumbing Contractor (18-0000000051)

Candidates for licensure must: Be at least 18 years of age. Pass the exam administered by the Commission. Either: Complete 4 years in an apprenticeship program approved by the Commission, OR Present evidence acceptable to the Commission of 4 years experience in the trade, OR Have 4 years work experience under the direction of a licensed plumber. Pay all application and examination fees. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary action that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Apprenticeships and other non-licensed plumbing jobs have differing requirements. More detailed information may be obtained directly from the Indiana Plumbing Commission.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Plumbing Commission (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Backflow Prevention and Cross Connection Control Inspector/Tester (18-0000000162)

Cross Connection Control Device Inspector means a person who has successfully completed training in testing and inspection of cross connection control devices from a training provider approved by the Commissioner; received a registration number from the Commissioner, and not been notified by the Commissioner that the registration number has been revoked in accordance with Rule 327 IAC 8-10-11(b).

- Indiana Department of Environmental Management~Office of Water Quality, Drinking Water Branch~Permit Certification and Capacity Section (3172347431)
- http://www.in.gov/IDEM/4221.htm

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