Workers in this unit group install pipe systems and maintain and repair pipes in major utilities, industrial and construction settings and sites.
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New workers start around £21615. Normal pay is £34607 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £52217.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
- Tests pipe work for leaks and makes necessary adjustments.
- Fits piping into position and joins sections by welding, soldering, cementing, fusing, screwing or by other methods.
- Installs pipes for heating, ventilating, fire prevention, water and similar systems in industrial and construction settings, including oil rigs and terminals, sewerage systems and other mains networks.
- Measures and cuts required lengths of copper, lead, steel, iron, aluminium or plastic piping using hand or machine tools.
- Examines drawings and specifications to determine layout of piping.
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