$61,120 earning potential
Plumbers install, maintain and repair water systems in homes and businesses. They install pipes that carry the liquids or gases, and they upgrade and repair existing systems.
You're a quick and efficient problem solver
Your time management skills are on point
You're a team player
You're willing to work until the job is done
You're reliable and honest
You're a people person
Where I trained: Four-year plumbing apprenticeship with Kimbel Mechanical Systems
What I Earned: On-the-job training
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We get a 'real world' hands-on experience. I get the chance to learn how to operate machinery such as an excavator."
Martin was hired for the summer going into his senior year of high school as a part-time warehouse worker for Kimbel’s distribution center. Shortly after, he was offered a full-time position upon graduation. Soon, because he was doing his job so effectively, Martin’s supervisor promoted him to an S2 supervisor, where Martin now manages four of his peers.
Pipefitters and Steamfitters, Maintenance and Repair Workers, Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers, Millwrights, Boilermakers
Our company puts a ton of effort into giving us anything from leadership training to effective communication classes which helps us develop and strengthen these skills in order to climb the ladder."