A Plumber (General) is responsible for installation, minor repair and maintenance of pipes and sanitary fixtures in housing, commercial and institutional setups. The tasks which he should perform include the following: Performing the repair works and maintenance words of various plumbing systems, performing of pre-installation tasks, and things like installation of sanitary fixtures and fittings.
Plumber (General) is an important job role in installation and repair of plumbing fittings and fixtures in ‘contractors’ segment. He should be able to work independently. His career will be a field job so local travelling will be the major part of the job. To succeed in this, you should have basic knowledge of installation procedures, working knowledge on various types of leaks, knowledge on the plumbing terminology, and also working knowledge on the relevant tools and the equipment.
1. Introduction of Plumbing
a. Types of Pipes and Materials
b.Standard Pipe Sizes
c.Types of Fitting & Fixtures
d.Type of Valves Gate valve, Ball valves and Non return valve
e.Types of Tools
2.Introduction of Sanitary
a.Types of Pipes and Materials
b.Standard Pipe Sizes
c.Types of Fittings & Fixtures
d. Types of Equipment’s and it usage
3. Plumbing Calculations
c. Units of Measurements
d. Tools used for Measurement
4. Tools and Joining methods
a. Types of Tools (Hand and Power) and its Usage
b. (Example: Tape measure , Hammers , Hack saw , Wrenches , Pipe bender, Threading tool, Screwdrivers, Caulking gun ,Pliers , Pipe cutters ,Chisels, Drill, 2ft level, Allen keys, Step ladder
c. Files, Safety, Gloves/goggles/ear plugs)
d. Explaining about Electrical tools with safety methods
e. Marking and Positioning
f. Wall Chases
g. Cutting Methods (walls and Pipes)
h. Threading Methods
i. Explaining of Pipe Jointing
j. Practice of Teflon Tape rolling
k. Methods of testing the pipes
5. Working with Plumbing Fixtures
a. Demonstration on Safe usage of Plumbing Tools
b. Demonstration on Types of Pipes
c. PPR and PVC – Types of fittings & Joining Methods
d. CPVC Types of fitting and Joining methods
e. Types of Traps and installation of different Traps.
f. Gate valve, Ball valves and Non-return valve fitting methods
g. Types of Clamps and their fitting procedures
h. Explanation of Flange fitting and its types
6. Installation Procedures
a. Explanation & Installation of IWC, EWC
b. Explanation of other Bathroom fittings and installation procedures.
c. Explanation & Installation of Wash basin, Water filter for drinking water, Kitchen Sink, etc.,
d. Fitting procedures for Hot water pipeline for geezers
e. AC waste water pipeline routing.
7. External Plumbing Works
a. Types of Vents and installation methods.
b. Explanation about Water tank connection and Flush tank Connection methods
c. SWG Pipes fitting Procedures
d. Septic tank connection methods
e. Explanation of Water meter fitting
f. Introduction of chambers (Man Hole)
g. Prepare Chambers, Slope leveling
h. Types of Motors & fitting Procedures
8. Repairing, Replacing and maintenance plumbing fixtures and fittings as per the skills learned.
9. Plumbing Leakage & pressure Testing methods
10. Understanding Drawings
a. Explaining Engineering Symbols (Legends)
b. Identifying of fittings & Fixtures by reading Plumbing drawings
c. Ability to locate the fixtures and fittings locations on site as per drawings.
11. Estimation, Costing & Billing
a. Explain about Bill of materials (BOQ) and Estimation
b. Billing Method
i. Cost for Chipping
ii. Cost for per feet
iii. Cost per fitting
iv. Cost per Fixture
12. Communication, Coordination Skills at Work Place.
a. Ice-Breaker Session, WIIFM, Greetings, Introducing oneself to a client
b. Usage of - Please, Thank you and sorry
c. Work flow- understanding the communication flow
d. Working under a supervisor -Keeping supervisor informed about the work status.
e. Being Patient and Genuine
f. How to frame questions and how to brief supervisor and client (Team if involved)
g. Understanding instructions and adhering to the protocol to avoid confusion and wastage of resources.
h. Communicate any potential hazards and expected process disruptions-
i. Importance of seriousness involved
j. Handover completed task to supervisor- closing work flow
k. To understand and accept feedback from reporting supervisor
l. Report any anticipated reasons for delays
m. Paraphrase- client and supervisor
n. Team work and Resolving Conflicts
o. Time Management and Self-Management- Being Organized
p. Life Cycle of Plumbing Activities
13. Safety and Healthy environment
a. Safety while using tools
b. Safe Storage of tools to avoid accidents.
c. Safety while working underground and heights.
d. Wearing safety goggles, helmets, shoes, ear plugs etc.,
e. Housekeeping by clearing the space from waste and scrap.
There is a great scope for this career in big companies. In all the developed cities and towns across India, you can get hired in any of the top construction companies, hotels, malls, corporate complexes, and also in organizations who deal with plumbing work. There is a lot of scope in this course and your career progression path will definitely go on a rise if you can regulate all the circumstances and work effectively.
Minimum 5th Class - The employee has worked as a
semi-skilled helper for minimum 2 years in the same role.
Live Practicals- 30 Days Training's + 15 Days On Job Training