Profession plumbing supervisor

Plumbing supervisors monitor plumbing operations. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Water pressure

    Physical laws, qualities and applications of liquid or water pressure.

  • 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.

  • Metal bending techniques

    Understand different techniques for the bending of metal sheets. Connect knowledge of different techniques with activities such as assembly, design, and maintenance.

  • Plumbing tools

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

Skills

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Monitor stock level

    Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.

  • Interpret 3D plans

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

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Answer requests for quotation

    Make up prices and documents for the products that customers may purchase.

  • Work in a construction team

    Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Process incoming construction supplies

    Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Ensure compliance with construction project deadline

    Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.

  • Order construction supplies

    Order required materials for the construction project, taking care to purchase the most suitable material for a good price.

  • 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.

  • Interpret 2D plans

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

  • Check compatibility of materials

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

  • 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.

  • Inspect construction supplies

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

Optional knowledge and skills

install metal gas piping cut metal products work ergonomically construction product regulation check water pressure train employees set up water filtration system cut wall chases install solar water heater recruit employees use welding equipment clear out drains prepare copper pipes for use as gas lines calculate needs for construction supplies manage contracts install plumbing systems install pvc piping use sander use measurement instruments negotiate supplier arrangements provide technical expertise keep personal administration replace faucets cost management provide first aid attach pex pipe