Plumber: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:28)
Devin Casey designs plumbing systems for new construction and remodeling projects.
Plumber: Career Beginnings (00:57)
Casey's interest in plumbing began when he was young; he watched family members perform plumbing repairs. He developed a interest in systems after working on an addition.
Plumber: Keys for Success (01:38)
To be successful in this profession, you should enjoy diagnosing and fixing problems. You will need to know basic math and be confident in your abilities.
Plumber: Education and Certification Requirements (01:52)
To become a plumber, you will need to work under a licensed plumber before testing to become a journeyman. A master test is required to design systems.
Plumber: Workplace Atmosphere (01:56)
As a plumber, you might work a large job in a single location. Other times your job location, which can be inside or out, may change daily.
Plumber: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:48)
Determine whether your area has a vocational school or check local listings for opportunities to intern or apprentice.
Plumber: A Day on the Job (02:16)
Typically, you will receive a work order for a customer who has called in about a problem. A customer may believe the problem is a simple plunge issue, when in reality it could be much larger.
Plumber: Industry Goals and Services (01:04)
A plumber provides safe water for public usage and sanitary disposal of waste water. He or she designs a system for new construction.
Plumber: Industry Challenges (01:33)
Two challenges facing the plumbing industry are replacing aging infrastructure and finding young people who want to become plumbers.
Plumber: Looking at the Future (01:07)
Improved technology will the plumbing profession easier and safer. Demand will increase due to aging infrastructure.
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