Plumbing supervisors are responsible for coordinating plumbing professionals and overseeing a variety of activities for their company. They are generally in charge of managing a group of plumbers, so strong leadership skills are required to motivate these professionals and resolve issues as quickly as they arise.
Their main responsibilities include providing expert plumbing advice in various environments and circumstances, striving to use less company resources while increasing effectiveness and productivity, and serving as the main point of contact with vendors, clients, and upper management in their company. They must have strong problem-solving abilities to identify issues quickly and prepare performance reports based on daily results. They generally report their progress to a plumbing vice president.
Plumbing supervisors work in a variety of environments, which even includes offices to complete administrative tasks. Applicants should have expert knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems to prevent issues from arising and strong communication skills to work well with clients and ensure they are satisfied in order to improve brand loyalty. A high school diploma and a plumbing technical certificate are generally required for this position, and prior experience as a plumber or supervisor is highly beneficial. Industry and leadership certifications are also helpful.