At Big B’s Plumbing, it’s more than a business. From top to bottom, we have a passion for plumbing. Have you ever met someone that worked only for a paycheck? It’s someone who got up every morning and worked 40 hours a week just to receive a paycheck. We have, and it’s a miserable place to be in life. That doesn’t seem possible, but it’s a reality for so many of us. On the other hand, have you ever met someone who loved their job and worked with a passion? From our managers and plumbing technicians to our call center, we hire people passionate about plumbing and what they do. Whether you’re in training or classified as a master plumber, we want individuals who love plumbing and people that have a passion for the trade.
A Man On A Mission
Not long ago, I met a man in his mid to late ’60s at Walmart. He was working behind the counter in the electronics section. He had such a passion for what he was doing. I had to ask him, “What are you doing here?” He said, “I’m retired, and I love working and helping people. I don’t really need the money.” He even said that Walmart had offered him a management position, and he said, “No way.” Now, that’s a man on a mission. Don’t get me wrong. Walmart is an honorable workplace, but that man seemed well overqualified for the position but had a passion for helping people.
Plumbing Is A Great Place To Start A Career
At Big B’s Plumbing, all our plumbers must first have a passion for plumbing. One by one, if you ask them why they do what they do, they’ll tell you, “I love working with my hands, and I love helping people.” There are plenty of tradesmen who are strictly in it for the money. At Big B’s Plumbing, it’s not always about what we can get but about what they can give. With that said, if you put people before profit and operate with full integrity, the rewards will always follow, and we’re proof of that. Do you like working with your hands? You may be a do-it-yourselfer at heart, and you have a genuine desire to care for people. Then becoming a passionate plumber is a great place to start. It provides excellent opportunities and a secure future.
Plumbers Are In Big Demand
You’ll get to work with customers one-on-one, solving their plumbing problems. The plumbing trade projected growth is 16% by 2026. It is one of the fastest-growing industries. A good plumber has job security. They’ll always have employment because, like doctors, we’ll always need them, and you cannot outsource their job. You will never have student loan debt because most plumbers learn on the job or at a vocational college, which is a fraction of the cost of a four-year college.
The Plumbing Trade Is A Licensed, Regulated Trade
Plumbing is the best place to start if you’re ready to commit to a trade.
You can learn and advance at your own pace. You can even set a goal to become a licensed contractor and start your own plumbing company. This is because the California State Licensing Board (CSLB) highly regulates the plumbing industry.
- The age requirement is 18 and over.
- Possess a valid tax ID or Social Security number.
- Possess a diploma or comparable GED.
- Gain work experience by working under a California Licensed Contractor for four years.
- Submit an application for a C-36 classification Contractors License.
- Show proof of four years of experience at the journeyman level or completion of an approved college or vocational training program.
- Successfully complete all sections of the licensure examination.
- Meet all obligations by making payments in full to the California State Licensing Board.
- Pass a criminal background check and provide your fingerprints.
- Provide documentation proving that you either have workers’ compensation insurance or are excluded from doing so.
- Provide a surety bond for contractors.
You can expand your horizons to new construction, municipal water districts, or developing new technologies; if you’re looking for a good career in plumbing, start here.
Are You Ready To Dive Into A New Career? These Are The Plumber’s Responsibilities
A plumber ensures that all buildings, including residential homes, have access to potable water in sufficient quantity and at an appropriate temperature for their intended use. Also that all wastewater gets properly drained away from the property. All gas appliances, flues, and gas connections for all systems, including suspended space heating, are included in this category.
Plumbers complete waste removal from the premises or the construction and connection of on-site waste disposal systems. They check piping, storage tanks, and venting for a safe and adequate supply of gases and liquids for any purpose, including vacuum, compressed air, and gases for medical, dental, commercial, and industrial uses. (This does not include forced warm air units.)
Responsible For Water And Gas
Plumbers check the water and gas piping from the owner’s side of the utility meter to the structure. Installation of any type of equipment to heat water or fluids to a temperature suitable for the purposes listed. Maintenance and replacement of all items described above and all health and safety devices, including, but not limited to, smoke detectors. Are you ready to get started?
Becoming A Plumber Is A Great Place To Start
If you’re looking for a good trade that helps people and you like working with your hands, becoming a plumber is the right place to start. On the other hand, maybe you’re fresh out of school or wrapping up your high school senior year, consider a rewarding career in plumbing.