Profession bathroom fitter

Bathroom fitters install bathroom elements. They take the necessary measurements, prepare the room, removing old elements if necessary, and install the new bathroom equipment, including the connection of water, gas and sewage pipes and electricity lines.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of toilets

    Different types of toilets and toilet cisterns, their aesthetic and functional aspect, their specific needs in installation and maintenance, and their price points.

  • Types of piping

    A variety of types of piping and piping materials. PVC, CPVC, PEX, copper, and the advantages, usage cases, risks, and costs of each.

  • Plumbing tools

    A variety of common plumbing tools and their usage cases, limitations and risks.

  • Types of showers

    Different types of showers, their aesthetic and functional aspects, their specific installation and maintenance needs, and price points.

  • Types of bath tubs

    Different types of bath tubs, including sitting baths, baths that open to the side to accommodate people with difficulties entering and exiting regular baths, and whirlpool baths. The aesthetic and functional aspects of each type and their price points.

Skills

  • Plan surface slope

    Make sure the planned surface has the necessary slope to prevent puddling of water or fluids.

  • Interpret 2D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.

  • Interpret 3D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Check water pressure

    Check the water pressure in a water circulation system, using a built-in gauge or by attaching a water pressure gauge onto a pipe. In the case of a stand-alone gauge, be sure to depressurise the system before attaching the gauge.

  • Place sanitary equipment

    Place sanitary equipment, such as toilets and sinks. Attach the equipment securely to walls and floors. Install taps and water disposal pipes.

  • Replace faucets

    Remove taps using the appropriate tool, such as a tap wrench, a monkey wrench or a ratcheting wrench. Perform the same operations to replace the tap with a repaired or new one.

  • Use shims

    Set shims in gaps to keep objects firmly in place. Use the suitable size and type of shim, depending on the purpose.

  • Check compatibility of materials

    Make sure the materials are fit to be used together, and if there are any foreseeable interferences.

  • Snap chalk line

    Stretch a line covered in fine, non-staining chalk between two points and snap it against a surface to produce a straight line.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Attach PEX pipe

    Make attachments between PEX pipes and between PEX and other materials. Put a copper crimp ring around both ends. Insert a connector piece between the cable ends and use the appropriate size crimp tool to crimp the rings. Check the crimp operation using a go-no-go tool.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Install construction profiles

    Install a variety of metal or plastic profiles used to attach materials to each other or to structural elements. Cut them to size if called for.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Load cargo

    Gather goods to be transported and place them in a transportation vehicle.

  • Unload cargo

    Handle safe unloading of goods from transportation vehicles.

Optional knowledge and skills

use sander apply proofing membranes protect surfaces during construction work keep records of work progress aesthetics demonstrate products' features process customer orders pack goods dispose of non-hazardous waste maintain work area cleanliness set up water filtration system operate gps systems sort waste water pressure cut wall chases handle customer complaints place mirrors road transport legislation take payments for bills keep personal administration vehicle cargo capacity install pvc piping work in a construction team install frameless glass use squaring pole process incoming construction supplies

Common job titles

  • Customer service rep - growing company
  • Customer service rep
  • Retail associate
  • Event staff
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  • Product representative - part time sales and marketing
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