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Drainlayer | Jobs in New Zealand

Drainlayer is on the Green List of New Zealand. 


Drainlayers may do some or all of the following:


  • Measure, cut and shape pipes
  • Install, join and seal pipes and fittings
  • Install and maintain hot water and heating systems such as hot water tanks, central heating, gas heaters and heat pumps
  • Lay or repair drains, and get consents from local councils to do the work
  • Install and repair roofing pipes and spouting
  • Replace or repair damaged or blocked water, sewerage and gas pipes
  • Install fixtures such as gas stoves, toilets, basins, septic tanks and air-conditioning systems
  • Run their own business.


Skills and knowledge:


  • Knowledge of plumbing and drainage materials and methods
  • Skill in interpreting designs, plans and instructions
  • Knowledge of building and safety regulations
  • Knowledge of the Building Code in relation to drainage
  • Soldering and welding skills
  • Some knowledge of electrical systems.




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