A plumber is responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining pipes, fixtures and other plumbing used for water distribution and waste water disposal in commercial and industrial buildings.
A plumber reads blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems, water supply networks and waste and drainage systems. A plumber selects and inserts precut pieces of copper tubing and fittings in holes. Plumbers connect tubing and fittings using solder paste, or solder and torch, to form sewer, drain, and water lines. A plumber may direct workers engaged in preassembly and installation of wall systems, such as risers, air chambers, and shower assemblies.
Plumbers work in cooperation with other trades and laborers to ensure that all specifications, legislation and policies are met, to ensure efficient completion of any project. Providing adequate services, by a qualified plumber, will ensure that all water supply networks and waste and drainage systems are installed, repaired and maintained to meet all standards of building codes and safety.
In order to legally work in the state of Oklahoma, a pipefitter must be registered as an apprentice with the state or hold a journeyman license.