Profession kitchen unit installer

Kitchen unit installers install kitchen elements in homes. They take the necessary measurements, prepare the room, removing old elements if necessary, and install the new kitchen equipment, including the connection of water, gas and sewage pipes and electricity lines.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

  • Plumbing tools

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • 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.

  • Interpret 3D plans

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

  • 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.

  • Interpret 2D plans

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

  • Install PVC piping

    Lay different types and sizes of PVC piping in prepared spaces. Cut the piping to size and attach it by using glue or other systems. Make sure the piping has a clean edge, is free of strains and has the right tilt for fluids to run through.

  • 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.

  • Load cargo

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

  • Install cooktops

    Install various types of cooktops onto prepared surfaces. Attach gas or electricity supply.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Install metal gas piping

    Safely install gas pipes and tubes made of steel or copper. Install all necessary connectors and modern ball valves. Test the pipe to make sure there are no leaks.

  • Inspect construction supplies

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

  • Install wood hardware

    Use hinges, knobs and rails to fix wooden hardware on wooden elements. Make sure the hardware fits onto or into the element. Make sure moving hardware articulates smoothly and securely.

  • Unload cargo

    Handle safe unloading of goods from transportation vehicles.

  • Install oven

    Install gas or electric ovens. Prepare the surface or oven compartment and test whether the oven fits. Attach the relevant pipes or cables.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate grinding hand tools take payments for bills pack goods vehicle cargo capacity road transport legislation maintain work area cleanliness use metal bending techniques prepare copper pipes for use as gas lines install electrical household appliances operate wood sawing equipment attach pex pipe install plumbing systems use sander manufacturer's instructions for electrical household appliances process incoming construction supplies cut wall chases dispose of non-hazardous waste protect surfaces during construction work work in a construction team types of cooktops keep records of work progress handle customer complaints operate hand drill sort waste operate gps systems process customer orders demonstrate products' features keep personal administration

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