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Army MOS 12K Plumber

Army buildings and equipment all require pipe systems for water, steam, gas and waste. Army plumbers and pipe fitters are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing and pipe systems. Some of your duties as an Army Plumber may include:

Heating Systems
Basic water supply and water distribution systems
Waste water
Basic plumbers repair and maintenance
Plumbing fixtures
Pipes and fitting
Valve and facets
Stacks and brackets
Traps and vents
Construction plans & drawings

Job training for a Plumber requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice with carpentry and masonry tools. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Installation, operation, and repair of pipe systems
Installation and repair of plumbing fixtures and boiler controls
Installation and repair of water purification and distillation systems
Maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Plumbers provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Plumber, you may be involved in:

Read and interpret drawings, plans and specifications to determine layout and identify types and quantities of materials required

Install and repair pipe systems, plumbing fixtures and equipment

Conduct the inspection of plumbing facilities and ensure employment of proper safety procedures

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Plumber will help prepare you for a future with a mechanical or plumbing contracting company. With some additional certifications, you could work for public utilities companies or choose a career as a self-employed plumbing contractor.