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Job Title:   PLUMBER
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Job Type:   Part Time
Job Location:   St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix
Minimum Education:   Not Applicable
Career Level:   Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Minimum Experience:   Not Necessary
Work Permit:   Virgin Islands (US)
Required Travel:   Not Required
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Job Description:


Army buildings and equipment all require pipe systems for water, steam, gas and waste. Army plumbers and pipe fitters are responsible for installing and repairing plumbing and pipe systems.

Some of your duties as an Army Plumber may include:

  • Reading and interpreting drawings, plans and specifications
  • Planning layouts of pipe systems using blueprints and drawings
  • Bending, cutting and threading pipes made of lead, copper and plastic
  • Installing connectors, fittings and joints
  • Soldering or brazing pipe and tubing to join them
  • Installing sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures
  • Troubleshooting, testing and calibrating hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Keeping accurate records of tasks completed and materials used


Job training for a Plumber consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and five weeks, one day of Advanced Individual Training, including practice with carpentry and masonry tools. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you learn are:

  • Installation, operation, and repair of pipe systems
  • Installation and repair of plumbing fixtures and boiler controls
  • Installation and repair of water purification and distillation systems
  • Maintenance and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems


Helpful atrributes include:

  • An interest in math and shop mechanics
  • A preference for physical work
  • An ability to work with detailed plans


Advanced level Plumbers supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Plumber, you may be involved in:

  • Reading and interpreting drawings, plans and specifications to determine layout and identify types and quantities of materials required
  • Installing and repairing pipe systems, plumbing fixtures and equipment
  • Conducting the inspection of plumbing facilities and ensuring employment of proper safety procedures

Civilian Related

The skills you learn as a Plumber will help prepare you for a future with a mechanical or plumbing contracting company. With some additional certifications, you could work for public utilities companies or choose a career as a self-employed plumbing contractor.

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Company Name: Virgin Islands National Guard
Company Description:
What do you want to do for a living? Program computers? Fly? Whatever your dream job is, there's a corresponding career in the National Guard that will train you for it. When you join the Guard, you choose an MOS, or Military Occupational Specialty, from more than 200 exciting options. After Basic Training, in Advanced Individual Training (AIT), you go hands-on learning-then-doing-this job. Along with being fascinating and fun, this job acts as training ground for dozens of exciting, lucrative careers in the private sector. It's a tough world out there. But Guard members have advantages. We place you ahead of the pack. Employers are looking for experience and leadership, and when they see the National Guard on your résumé, they know you've got it.
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