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plumber Interview Questions to Ask
1. What is your goal for your company and how would you see me fitting in?
List of plumber Interview Questions
  1. What would have to change about your current job, for you to stay where you are?
  2. What experience do you have with snaking clogged up pipes?
  3. What training do you have in plumbing?
  4. Do you prefer your water mains be pvc or copper?
  5. Have you ever changed a toilet before?
  6. Have you ever installed a shower with multiple shower heads? How did you keep water pressure high?
  7. What advantages are there for PVC water mains?
  8. Have you ever plumbed an office building?
  9. How many years experience do you have plumbing?
  10. We run a credit report and background check are you ok with that?
  11. What license do you have as a plumber?
  12. How many houses have you plumbed before?
  13. What do you enjoy most about being a plumber?
  14. How long do you want to be a plumber?
  15. 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?
  16. If a customer complains their house has too little water pressure, what steps would you take to fix this problem?
  17. What are the advantages for installing steel plumbing underneath a sink? In what cases would you do it?
  18. Do you have any experience installing water based heating systems?
  19. Do you have your own plumbing equipment?
  20. How long has it been since you've had a leak with copper piping?
  21. Who taught you mostly what you know in plumbing?
  22. Is there any other trades you are looking to learn?
  23. What is the worst thing you had to do as a plumber?
  24. Have you ever installed PEX plumbing in a concrete floor?
  25. Do you want to own your own plumbing business in the future?
  26. How does your family feel about you being on call?
  27. 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?
  28. If I were to ask a previous supervisor about your performance, what would they say?
Contributing Author
Rachelle Enns
plumber Information
April 14th, 2017

Plumbers install, repair, and maintain pipes that carry water, gas, or sewage, as well as related appliances (e.g. water heaters). Plumbers work in homes, businesses, and factories. Plumbers must travel to the worksite and many are on call for emergency calls, meaning that you may be expected to work some evenings and weekends. Most localities require that a plumber be licensed to work. Plumbers in your locale may be unionized and you may need to find an apprenticeship through the union. Another possible path to becoming a plumber is to attend a technical school. The typical key performance area includes technical knowledge and skill and basic customer service skill.

You can find vacancies for plumbers in your local trade publications and newspapers, as well as online job boards that your local community frequents. The interview process can vary widely from company to company. A few common concerns include: the number of years of experience that you have; your ability to navigate the neighborhood(s) that you'll be providing service to; and your ability to speak, read, and write in English. Depending on the clientele that the company serves, you might be expected to speak another language as well. Punctuality, reliability, honesty, and diligence are valuable traits.

To prepare for the interview, think about examples that showcase your ability to meet deadlines and honor time obligations, as well as situations in which you were able to bring about a positive outcome due to your diligence and thoroughness. The plumbing profession has real impacts on public safety, so showing integrity and diligence will give your prospective employer confidence that you won't be reckless and put the company in legal danger. Adopt a polite, professional, and pleasant attitude to show that your company can trust you to be the face of the company out there in the field.