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 (2021-2031) 518
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 4.56 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up production equipment or machinery
Don/Doff installation, maintenance, or repair related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Connect sections of drill pipe
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut openings in existing structures
Cut metal or plastic material
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Bend tubing or conduit
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Perform basic plumbing
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Weld metal structures
Cut construction material
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured plumbing or piping products by hand
Install building fixtures
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

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
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Remove tools, equipment, casings, or pipe from wells
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Lay pipe into trench
Dig holes or trenches
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings

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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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