Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters:

Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinklerfitters.

Also includes

Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $57,400.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 11,884
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 4.48 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Spot/tack weld materials
Weld metal parts and components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Weld metal structures
Install household appliances
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install gauges or controls
Install alternative power sources or systems
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut openings in existing structures
Cut metal or plastic material
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
Don/Doff installation, maintenance, or repair related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Connect sections of drill pipe
Cut construction material
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured plumbing or piping products by hand
Drill holes in construction materials
Shape construction materials such as wood
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Calculate grades and elevations
Measure workpieces for reference points or cutting lines
Measure the level or depth of water or other liquids
Verify levelness, verticality, or alignment of structures, equipment, or materials
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly
Estimate construction project labor requirements
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate construction project costs
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related project costs

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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
Pipe Installation
Pipe Welding
Fire Protection
Pipe Cutters
Pipe System Maintenance
Industrial Production
New Construction

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.