Military Plumbers and Pipefitters

Military Career

General Information

Description

Plumbers and pipefitters assemble, install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems.

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Work Environment

Plumbers and pipe fitters work both indoors and outdoors on land and aboard ships.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Plumbers and Pipefitters in the Military

2,582

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Salary

Average Salary

$50,142

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Education

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Plumbers and pipefitters in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Installation, operation, and repair of pipe systemsInstallation and repair of plumbing fixtures, boiler controls, water purification and distillation systemsMaintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systemsMethods of soldering, welding, silver brazing, and cutting

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Design
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
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