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High-end Earners in
North Carolina ( Top 10% )
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  • Diagnose malfunctions, determine the materials needed and prepare a cost estimate
  • Install pipes that can carry water, steam, air or waste
  • Ensure that all systems and equipment meets safety standards and building codes
  • Install fixtures like sinks and tanks
  • Resolve plumbing problems
  • Cut into infrastructure such as walls or ceilings to make room for the pipes and fixtures
  • Troubleshoot systems that are not working
  • Install pipes and fixtures
  • Modify, clean, or maintain pipe systems, units, fittings, or related machines or equipment, using hand or power tools
  • Cut or bore holes in structures, such as bulkheads, walls, or mains, prior to pipe installation, using hand or power tools
  • Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines
  • Study blueprints and follow state and local building codes
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