Engineering Construction Pipefitter
Top 5 Tasks
- Examine drawings and specifications to determine layout of piping
- Measure and cut required lengths of copper, lead, steel, iron, aluminium or plastic piping using hand or machine tools
- Install pipes for heating, ventilating, fire prevention, water and similar systems
- Fit piping into position and joins sections by welding, soldering, cementing, fusing, screwing or by other methods
- Test pipe work for leaks and make necessary adjustments.
A Pipefitter starting out will typically earn around £20,000 and those at a more senior and experienced level will earn much more, approximately £40,000.
Salaries typically range depending on location and overtime.
Am I Suited?
- Loves the outdoors
- Head for heights
- Problem solver
There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may expect entrants to possess GCSEs. Training is usually via apprenticeship including practical experience and technical training. NVQs/SVQs in Mechanical Engineering Services (Plumbing) at Levels 2 and 3 are available.