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Plumber Job Description

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Plumber Job Description

We are recruiting for an experienced Plumber to install, maintain and repair sanitation units, water and gas supply lines, heating systems and associated fixtures and appliances in residential, commercial, and industrial structures.

To succeed you should be able to work independently and solve problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. To excel in this position, you need to have strong technical skills, excellent at troubleshooting and enjoy dealing with customers.

Plumber Responsibilities

  • 2+ years of experience as a Plumber.
  • Good working knowledge of water supply, heating, and ventilation systems.
  • Proficiency in reading blueprints and using plumbing tools.
  • Strong critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  • Good listening and communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and patience.
  • Physical dexterity.
  • Trade qualification or completed apprenticeship.

Plumber Requirements

  • Reading and interpreting blueprints to assess or plan plumbing installations and layouts.
  • Installing, maintaining and repairing plumbing systems and fixtures.
  • Fitting and repairing various household appliances.
  • Cutting, welding and assembling pipes, tubes, fittings, and fixtures.
  • Inspecting and testing plumbing systems for safety, functionality, and code compliance.
  • Handling customer queries and responding to call outs.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving problems.
  • Preparing cost estimates.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Plumber.
  • Good working knowledge of water supply, heating, and ventilation systems.
  • Proficiency in reading blueprints and using plumbing tools.
  • Strong critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  • Good listening and communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and patience.
  • Physical dexterity.
  • Trade qualification or completed apprenticeship.

Personalising Your Plumber Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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