How to Write a Plumber's Resume: A Complete Guidance

You are looking for a job, and you finally found one that sounds right for you. You put together your resume, but to your dismay the company asks for a plumber’s resume.

How to Write a Plumber's Resume: A Complete Guidance
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Brenna Goyette
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Whether you’re looking for a change of pace, need to earn more money, or are trying to break into the plumbing industry, writing a plumber's resume is the first step. However, writing a resume can be tricky. You want it to look professional and prove you have the skills necessary for the job. This article will give you everything you need to know about how to write an effective plumber's resume. It will cover important things like formatting, layout, what information should be included, and how to present your skills so that your potential employer will take notice!

The most important things about writing a plumber's resume

Before diving into the information, there are a few basic things to know about what makes an effective plumber's resume.

  • Formatting
  • Layout
  • What information should be included
  • How to present your skills so that your potential employer will take notice

Formatting your resume

  • There are lots of different formatting styles that you can use for your plumber's resume. The most common one is called the “chronological format”, where the most recent jobs are at the top and work their way back as time goes on.
  • You can also use a “functional format”, where the skills that you have are more important than your job history. This is often used by people with extensive experience who want to highlight what they're best at instead of just listing every job they've ever had.
  • Another option is to use a combination of these two formats- first list your most recent jobs and then list previous ones in reverse chronological order on a separate page or section of your resume.

How to present your skills on the resume

You want to make sure your skills are easy to spot, so they jump off the page. One way to do this is by using bullets. For example, if you've been doing plumbing work for 10 years and have a lot of experience working with copper pipes, you could put bullet points under "Skills" on your resume. This will help your potential employer notice that you have a lot of experience in the industry and have relevant skills for the job.

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Another way to showcase your relevant skills is with a list. You could also include a list of various tools or equipment you're familiar with if that's applicable to the position. These lists give your potential employer an overview of what you can bring to the table from day one!

What information should be included on your plumber's resume

The first thing to include on your plumber's resume is contact information. You want it to be easy for your potential employer to contact you about an interview. Make sure your phone number and email address are easily viewable and accessible.

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The next thing to include is a summary of your skills and experience. This should be the first section on your resume so that potential employers can quickly take note of what they need to know. It should highlight your technical, administrative, and interpersonal skills.

You should also include any relevant qualifications such as certification or licenses you possess. Be sure to include any specialties like plumbing design or pipefitting as well as other relevant experience such as demonstrations or speaking engagements at trade shows.

Make sure that any projects you've worked on are included in your work history section, including the date and the company where you were working at the time (or currently working). The projects themselves can be included in a separate section titled "Projects."

Your contact information

The first thing you need to include on your resume is your contact information. This includes:

  • Your name and the information that would usually be included on a business card: email, phone number, website, and mailing address
  • A brief description of the position you're seeking
  • Your work history. Include any organizations you've worked with and your positions within those companies.

Education and training

Include any training you have received in the plumbing industry. If you have not received any formal training, include any other education or training that is related to your desired job.

Work experience

When listing your work experience, you should include the following: company name, location, position, start and end dates.

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For each job you’ve had, you should include the following information: company name, location, position you held, start date and end date. It’s best to keep the work experience section separate from your skills section.

Additional Skills

Even if you're a new plumber, you should still emphasize the skills you already have on your resume. For example, even if you've never assembled a plumbing system before, state that you're proficient with tools and read blueprints.

This demonstrates to potential employers that not only do you have the foundation knowledge, but also the necessary skills to be successful in this industry.

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If possible, list some additional skills (i.e., customer service experience) for your resume. These can make up for any gaps in your work history and demonstrate to potential employers that you're more than qualified to be a plumber!


Now that you know how to write a plumber's resume, the next step is to get it out there.

Your resume is one of the most important tools in your job search. Be sure to follow all the guidelines in order to make a great impression on potential employers. Don't forget to include your contact information and make sure it is updated. Best of luck!