Plumbers and Pipe fitters get their occupational name from work that requires measuring, cutting, bending and threading pipes and joining sections together. They specialise in installing and maintaining systems used for potable (drinking) water, sewage, and drainage in plumbing systems. They also typically work in industrial and power plants, where they assemble and repair pipes for high-pressure and low-pressure pipe systems needed for electricity generation, manufacturing, heating and cooling.
Typically, Plumbers and Pipe fitters are required to read drawings, and specifications to determine layout of water supply, waste, and venting systems and detect faults in plumbing appliances and systems, and correctly diagnosing their causes. They also install, repair and maintain domestic, commercial, and industrial plumbing fixtures and systems.