What does a Pump Systems Installer (263F) do?

Pump Systems Installers install, service, and repair various types of pump systems including piston, centrifugal, deep and shallow-well jet, submersible, and vertical turbine pumps. They only work on outdoor pipes running to and from buildings; qualified plumbers or steamfitters must do any work required on pipes inside a building.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Reading blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings
  • Operating hoisting and lifting devices to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up, and repair of machinery
  • Cleaning, lubricating, and performing other routine maintenance work on machinery
  • Understanding and applying all applicable safety codes and regulations
  • Learning about and understanding piping and electrical theory
  • Keeping up with modern pump technology

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma with math, science, and English credits
  • Students may apply to OYAP to gain work hours towards apprenticeship
  • While not mandatory, completion of a 4,000-hour apprenticeship, including a combination of on-the-job and in-school training, is recommended

What's Your Future as a Pump Systems Installer (263F)?

  • Industrial or construction settings
  • Most jobs involve shift work, as well as overtime when deadlines are approaching
  • Potential employers include residential building developers, building construction firms, and construction site maintenance firms

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skills and expertise. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $19.00-$30.00 per hour.

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