Journeyman Plumber

Journeyman & Master Plumber
St. Louis, MO
Posted 2 years ago

Hourly Rate – $25-$30

While a journeyman plumber’s day-to-day duties and responsibilities are determined by where they work, there are many core tasks associated with the role. Based on our analysis of job listings, these include:

Install Water Lines

Journeyman plumbers run copper, steel, and plastic PVC water pipes for sewer lines, drainage systems, HVAC systems, and other plumbing systems. They cut and thread lines, use compounds to seal connections, connect valves, and solder pipes as needed. When necessary, journeyman plumbers must bend pipes to fit specific angles using a pipe-bending machine.

Replace and Repair Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances

From kitchen and bathroom sink faucets to showerheads, journeyman plumbers are responsible for repairing and replacing plumbing fixtures. They replace washers and rubber gaskets in faucets and showerheads or replace entire fixtures. Journeyman plumbers also install and repair garbage disposals, water softeners, water heaters, and dishwashers.

Troubleshoot Plumbing Problems

Journeyman plumbers use various methods to detect leaks, determine problems with disposals or dishwashers, and read pressure gauges to measure accurate water pressure. They determine which parts need to be replaced, write up estimates, and discuss repairs and costs with home and business owners.

Perform Maintenance on Plumbing Systems

Journeyman plumbers regularly check systems to ensure proper operations. They inspect toilets, sinks, dishwaters, and other appliances for leaks, replace worn gaskets and O-rings, unclog drains, monitor systems for pressure loss, and adjust water pressure as needed.

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Job CategoryMissouri Plumbing Jobs

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