Have you thought about a career change (or a start) in a field full of opportunities? The field of plumbing is in constant need of qualified professionals. This profession has evolved to include highly-specialized plumbing technicians with high tech tools who employ an environmental and public safety approach to their profession. When it comes locations which have opportunities available for starting a career in plumbing Federal Way WA is not an exception.
Variety of Opportunities
There are a variety of jobs in the field. Plumbing is actually part of a mechanical contracting category identified by the US Department of Labor into, plumbing, pipe laying, pipe fitting and steam fitting. Plumbers install and repair water, waste disposal, drainage and gas systems in residential, as well as commercial and industrial buildings. They also install bathtubs, showers, sinks, toilets, dishwashers and water heaters. Pipe layers lay pipe for sewers, drains, water mains and fuel lines while steamfitters install pipe systems that move liquids or gases under high pressure.
Plumbers have expertise that not many individuals have. If you are interested in pursuing a career in plumbing, you’ll need basic knowledge of algebra and physics and have an aptitude for mechanics. Additionally, strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must since dealing with clients, problem solving and dealing with crises are a daily part of the job. Of course, job candidates must pass drug tests and criminal background checks as well.
Federally approved training programs (these include union or nonunion) take four to five years and teach the basics of the trade. Far more affordable than a regular college, these programs usually last between 4 and 5 years and consist of a combination of on the job training (2,000 hours per year) and classroom instruction (144 hours per year).
Trade organizations offers scholarships to help pay for the cost of the training program. Some companies will also subsidize the cost for employees who work full-time during the day and attend school at night. Upon completion of the program, apprentices become journeymen. Then, a well-trained generalist can choose a specialization to pursue. Many plumbers make $40,000 plus benefits in their first year.
Hunt’s Plumbing is owned by Jason Hunt who personally grantees the quality of every project and is proud to serve his community. Find out more about how they can help you at http://www.huntsplumbing.com.