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Top 25 plumber Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
What would have to change about your current job, for you to stay where you are?
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Question 1 of 28
What would have to change about your current job, for you to stay where you are?
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"For me to stay in my current job there would need to be less 'on-call' work and a higher pay rate. Currently, I am on call 3 weekends per month and my current company does not offer a competitive pay rate for my level of expertise."
What is it that you are missing from your current opportunity? If given this new position, would you be receiving all that you need from this new opportunity? Be sure to remain positive when you answer this question and avoid speaking poorly about your current supervisor or company.
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Question 2 of 28
What experience do you have with snaking clogged up pipes?
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"I have been plumbing for the past 8 years so I can safely say that I have snaked hundreds of clogged pipes. I am very comfortable with a task such as this."
This answer will depend a bit on your level of experience. You could give an approximate number to the interviewer or talk about your level of comfortability with this common plumbing task.
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Question 3 of 28
What training do you have in plumbing?
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Question 4 of 28
Do you prefer your water mains be pvc or copper?
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Question 5 of 28
Have you ever changed a toilet before?
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Question 6 of 28
Have you ever installed a shower with multiple shower heads? How did you keep water pressure high?
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Question 7 of 28
What advantages are there for PVC water mains?
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Question 8 of 28
Have you ever plumbed an office building?
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Question 9 of 28
How many years experience do you have plumbing?
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Question 10 of 28
We run a credit report and background check are you ok with that?
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Question 11 of 28
What license do you have as a plumber?
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Question 12 of 28
How many houses have you plumbed before?
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Question 13 of 28
What do you enjoy most about being a plumber?
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Question 14 of 28
How long do you want to be a plumber?
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Question 15 of 28
If you installed a copper pipe next to the shower head, and realized you ran out of fasteners, knowing this will create a problem ten years down the road, what do you do?
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Question 16 of 28
If a customer complains their house has too little water pressure, what steps would you take to fix this problem?
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Question 17 of 28
What are the advantages for installing steel plumbing underneath a sink? In what cases would you do it?
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Question 18 of 28
Do you have any experience installing water based heating systems?
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Question 19 of 28
Do you have your own plumbing equipment?
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Question 20 of 28
How long has it been since you've had a leak with copper piping?
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Question 21 of 28
Who taught you mostly what you know in plumbing?
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Question 22 of 28
Is there any other trades you are looking to learn?
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Question 23 of 28
What is the worst thing you had to do as a plumber?
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Question 24 of 28
Have you ever installed PEX plumbing in a concrete floor?
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Question 25 of 28
Do you want to own your own plumbing business in the future?
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Question 26 of 28
How does your family feel about you being on call?
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Question 27 of 28
If a customer needs a new toilet installed, you remove the old one and find the floor to be rotting all around the toilet, what do you do?
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Question 28 of 28
If I were to ask a previous supervisor about your performance, what would they say?
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Our best Plumber interview questions, designed to help you prepare for your upcoming job interview. Created on February 23rd, 2016

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