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Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter

Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinklerfitters.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Cut, thread, or hammer pipes to specifications, using tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, or pipe benders.
  • Lay out full scale drawings of pipe systems, supports, or related equipment, according to blueprints.
  • Assemble or secure pipes, tubes, fittings, or related equipment, according to specifications, by welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, or threading joints.
  • Measure and mark pipes for cutting or threading.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications
  • Performing General Physical Activities - apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings
  • Inspect, examine, or test installed systems or pipe lines, using pressure gauge, hydrostatic testing, observation, or other methods.
  • Plan pipe system layout, installation, or repair, according to specifications.

About the test

The HR Avatar Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Plumbing Fundamentals
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:47-2152.00
Simulation Context:Construction
O*Net Context:Construction and Extraction
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$31,470 or less
Bottom 25%:
$39,470 or less
Median:
$52,590 (Average)
Top 25%:
$69,710 or more
Top 10%:
$91,810 or more

Hourly US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$15.13 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18.97 or less
Median:
$25.28 (Average)
Top 25%:
$33.52 or more
Top 10%:
$44.14 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
480,600
2026 (projected):
555,800
Annual U.S. Job Openings:61,000

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Coordination
  • Quality Control Analysis
Top Abilities
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Near Vision
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Control Precision
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Visualization
  • Problem Sensitivity
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
16%
High School Diploma:
37%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
44%
Some College:
4%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
34%
1 - 3 Months:
3%
3 - 6 Months:
8%
1 - 2 Years:
4%
2 - 4 Years:
15%
4 - 6 Years:
29%
6 - 8 Years:
3%
More than 10 Years:
4%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Correctly complete a time-sheet.
  • Estimate earnings for a pay-period.
  • Learn about and explain work schedule guidelines.
  • Correctly explain regulations and policies to others.
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