Plumber Skills List

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When you're applying for jobs, there are certain skills that employers expect applicants for plumbing jobs to have.

Here's a list of skills employers seek in the candidates they hire. Skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Plumber Skills List

A - C

  • Accessing Confined Spaces
  • Accuracy
  • Analytical
  • Applying Adhesives, Sealants and Chalking
  • Applying Algebra
  • Applying Geometry
  • Applying Principles of Hydronics
  • Attention to Detail
  • Calculating Basic Math 
  • Choosing the Right Tools for the Job
  • Cleaning Sewer Lines
  • Collaborating with Other Grade and Construction Workers
  • Completing Paperwork to Document Services Rendered
  • Computer
  • Convincing Customers to Invest in New Systems
  • Customer Service

D - I

  • Decision Making
  • Diagnosing Plumbing and Piping Problems
  • Estimating Types and Amounts of Materials Required for Projects
  • Fixing Leaking and Clogged Lines
  • Flexibility
  • Following Directions
  • Following Safety Protocols
  • Friendly Demeanor
  • Getting Along with Co-Workers
  • Hand and Arm Strength
  • Identify Problems
  • Inspecting Systems Once Installed
  • Installing Appliances Like Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Water Softeners and Water Heaters
  • Installing Pipe Systems for Gas, Water, Steam and Other Liquids
  • Install Plumbing Systems
  • Installing Sinks and Faucets
  • Instructing Customers Regarding Use and Maintenance of Systems
  • Interpreting Blueprints

J - Q

  • Learning and Complying with Building Codes
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Maintain Plumbing Systems
  • Maintaining Financial Records
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Negotiating Agreements for Services
  • Ongoing Learning About New Systems and Materials
  • Organizational
  • Performing Pressure Tests on Pipe Systems
  • Planning Projects
  • Plumbing Installations
  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Precision
  • Producing Viable Estimates for Project Costs
  • Promoting Their Business
  • Purchasing Materials

R - Z

  • Reliable
  • Repairing Pipe Systems
  • Repairing Plumbing Systems
  • Replacing Defective Parts
  • Resolving Problems with Customers
  • Setting Prices for Services
  • State and Local Plumbing Code
  • Supervising Staff
  • Teamwork
  • Tolerating Potentially Dangerous, Noisy or Unpleasant Working Conditions
  • Training Assistants and Apprentices
  • Troubleshooting
  • Using Soldering Techniques
  • Utilizing Tools to Assemble Components
  • Welding

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