Monday, February 15, 2010

Plumbers Who Need to Travel

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“Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Gustav Reconstruction Jobs
DryWallFlorida has over 144 Partnered Contractors in the affected areas who are trying to find the people they need for reconstruction projects, clean up & basic infrastructure repair. Our Partnered Contractors need the following ready to travel on very short notice. Leads & PM's, Carpenters, Electricians, Roofers, Plumbers, Drywall/Paint, Pipe Fitters, Operators, Tri Axles, Hoes/Loaders, Rig Welder/Single Hands, Bucket Booms, Flat Beds, Tree Climbers/Loggers and Laborers.
Send your skills & info to our Partnered Hurricane Contractors "

The above advertisement required Plumbers who need to travel on very short notice.Yes, as a Plumber sometimes you need to travel. It’s among jobs that require travel. Let’s look at the Plumber’s job more details.

Job Description for: "Plumber"

Assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes. They also work with various types of heating systems. Plumbers work to plans and diagrams. All completed work must comply with strict building regulations. Plumbers usually work more than 40-hour / week but lots of plumbers work overtime.

How to Get Started?

For Newbie: Hang around plumbers' merchants to see how the industry works, ask local plumbers if they need any help with jobs and get advice from them. In other word, you must try and get to know local plumbers.

Remember, you cannot learn to be a Plumber by a 'fly-by-night' plumbing courses that claim to teach you the ropes in a couple of weeks. To be safe, stick to going to the government-recognized colleges.

Get a Recognized Qualification (not necessary, but they do help):
You need a good qualification in order to excel in this industry. English, maths and science are essential and it's good to show some practical skills on your CV.

Skill Requirements for Plumber

In addition to formal or informal training the skills and interests that it's important to have are:

. A good level of physical fitness;

. Good problem-solving;

. A systematic approach to tackling a job;

. Many outdoor jobs will involve ladder work therefore you should not to have a fear of heights;

. Be able to work as part of a team as well as alone; and

. Be able to travel.

More details:

Ability to Select an Equipment - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Repairing skill- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

How to Solve Complex Problem - Identifying complex problems by reviewing or evaluating related information in order to develop and implement the solutions.

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems.

Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.

Time Management - Managing your own time and others.

Active Listening - pay full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Common Qualification (not necessary, but they do help):

Of course you can learn the trade on the job but the qualifications recognized in the plumbing industry are still needed. Among the common qualifications (i.e. in UK) you will initially need are the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 and 3.

NVQ 2: You are technically a plumber once you have the City & Guilds qualification NVQ 2 and two years' experience in the industry. In NVQ 2 you will learn water, sanitation and drainage. At least you need two years to complete this course. You can generally do the course as a part time or you can enroll as full time student. If you are willing to pay more, some colleges run a fast-track NVQ 2 in one year.

NVQ 3: This course covers system design, gas, unvested systems and water regulations. It will take about two more years to complete this course. Most self-employed and professional plumbers should have this an NVQ 3 qualification.

• As an alternative, there are also private colleges which provide plumbing courses of varying length, cost and quality. However, be careful when applying to these as you have to be aware that you will not receive a City & Guilds qualification at the end of these courses. You can try New Career Skills. It is one of them and others advertise on the web


• If you have appropriate qualifications, the pay can be very good.
• The work is varied, you can meet different people every day and sometime you‘ll have to travel.


• There’ll be a lot of paperwork.
• You can easily get dirty, so you may not be able to go straight out after work.
• You may have to carry heavy tools.

How Much Is the Salary?

Usually, the starting salaries of newly qualified plumbers range from USD27, 000 to USD33, 000. Experienced plumbers can earn much more depending on workload.

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How to Apply as a Plumber?

Search the jobs that require travel now using a plenty of links that available on this page, or try the below link (example only):

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