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Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter

Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter (Short)

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 sprinkler fitters.

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.
  • 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.
  • Attach pipes to walls, structures, or fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools, or welding equipment.
  • Modify, clean, or maintain pipe systems, units, fittings, or related machines or equipment, using hand or power tools.
  • Select pipe sizes, types, or related materials, such as supports, hangers, or hydraulic cylinders, according to specifications.
  • Performing General Physical Activities

About the test (Full Version)

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 and Attention to Detail
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Plumbing Fundamentals
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  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
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$32,690 or less
Bottom 25%:
$41,230 or less
Median:
$55,160 (Average)
Top 25%:
$73,380 or more
Top 10%:
$97,170 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$15.71 or less
Bottom 25%:
$19.82 or less
Median:
$26.52 (Average)
Top 25%:
$35.28 or more
Top 10%:
$46.72 or more

US Employment Statistics
2019:
490,200
2029 (projected):
511,100
Annual U.S. Job Openings:49,800

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Engineering and Technology
Top Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Control Precision
  • Visualization

Alternate Titles for this Role: Air Conditioning Installer (AC Installer), Aircraft Hydraulic Equipment Mechanic, Aircraft Hydraulic Mechanic, Aircraft Plumbing Mechanic, Commercial Plumber, Corrosion Control Fitter, Diesel Engine Pipe Fitter, Drain Cleaner, Drain Technician, Equipment Service Associate (ESA), Fire Control System Installer, Fire Hydrant Mechanic, Fire Sprinkler Fitter, Fire Sprinkler Installer, Fire Sprinkler Service Technician, Fire Sprinkler Technician, Fitter, Gas Fitter, Gas Line Installer, Gas Line Repairer, Gas Line Servicer, Gas Main Fitter, Gas Meter Installer, Gas Pipe Layer, Gas Plumber, Gasfitter, Green Pipefitter, Green Plumber, Heating Mechanic, Heating Unit Installer, Hot Water Heater Installer, Hydrant Setter, Hydraulic Plumber, Industrial Gas Fitter, Irrigation System Installer, Irrigation Technician, Locomotive Pipe Fitter, Maintenance Plumber, Manhole Steamline Inspector, Marine Pipefitter, Marine Plumber, Marine Steam Fitter, Marine Steamfitter, Meter Setter, Pipe Fitter, Pipe Fitter Furnace Installer, Pipe Welder, Pipefitter, Piping Designer, Plumber, Plumbing Installer, Plumbing Mechanic, Plumbing Technician, Residential Plumber, Service Plumber, Service Technician, Soft Water Mechanic, Solar Thermal Installer, Sprinkler Fitter, Sprinkler Installer, Sprinkling System Installer, Steam Fitter Furnace Installer, Steam Heating Installer, Steam Pipe Fitter, Steam Service Inspector, Steam Trap Man, Steam Trap Worker, Steamfitter, Tinner, Underground Steamline Inspector, Valve Repairer, Water Hydrant Installer, Water Mechanic, Water Meter Installer, Water Pipe Installer, Water Pump Installer, Water Regulator, Water Softener Installer, Water Softener Servicer

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Maintenance and Repair Workers, General, Millwrights, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, Sheet Metal Workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Commercial Divers, Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers, Electricians, Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door, Forest and Conservation Workers, Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers, Signal and Track Switch Repairers, Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers, Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers, Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers, Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Learn and demonstrate understanding of safety regulations.
  • Calculate materials needed for construction project.
  • Estimate time to complete a project.
  • Help co-workers measure depth.
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