Job Description

Plumber Job Description

Plumber Job Overview

Plumbers specialize in assembling, maintaining, and repairing pipes and systems for gas or water distribution in residential or commercial buildings. They are also responsible for troubleshooting, diagnosing, and testing plumbing and drainage systems. Duties include meeting with customers at their homes or business to perform customer-requested work orders, preventative maintenance, and emergency repairs. Using hand and power tools, they complete installations of gas and water supply, pipe systems, and various plumbing fixtures, including faucets, toilets, and bathtubs. Plumbers earn certification through either a community college, technical or trade school and gain years of experience through an apprenticeship with a master plumber to obtain their plumbing license. They use a company truck to visit job sites and work full-time with the opportunity for overtime.

Plumber Job Template

Plumber Job Summary

We are looking for a personable, problem-solving, and experienced plumber to join our team. You’ll be responsible for a variety of work orders, visiting homes and businesses to work on gas and water supply systems, as well as troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing, and installing plumbing fixtures. The ideal candidate has the technical skills to identify and isolate problems, is familiar with using hand, power, and plumbing tools, and proficient at interpreting blueprints and building codes. Ready to join our growing plumbing company? Start your application today!


Ashburn, VA

Plumber Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance and installation of plumbing equipment in homes and businesses
  • Diagnose and repair problems, including component installation and replacement
  • Estimate costs of plumbing installation, repairs, and services to customers
  • Complete preventative maintenance for customers
  • Read and apply electrical schematics, diagrams, blueprints, and wiring diagrams
  • Check newly installed components to make sure they work
  • Maintain records of completed projects and parts used

Plumber Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Certification from a plumbing program at a technical or trade school
  • 1+ years apprenticeship with a master plumber required
  • EPA 608 refrigerant recovery certification required
  • Must have valid plumber licenses (Level 1 required, 2 or 3 preferred)
  • Current driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, crawl, work in tight spaces, and excellent physical dexterity
  • The candidate must have excellent problem-solving, interpersonal skills, patience and a can-do attitude

Plumber Compensation

$28.36/hr (National Average)


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