Plumbers: which management software to use?

Plumbers are sanitary and heating equipment technicians who are increasingly working with solar energy. Discover the plumber's job description and the software offered by Techtime to help you increase your productivity.

What does a plumber do?

Plumbers can work as self-employed craftsmen/installers, auto-entrepreneurs, plumbing contractors or construction companies.

The plumber's job

Combining several trades into one, it's a multidisciplinary multidisciplinary professionand the missions are multiple :

  • installation, repair and maintenance of water and gas pipes;
  • installation and assembly of sanitary and heating appliances: radiators, boilers, etc. ;
  • connection and commissioning of sanitary equipment: taps, pipes, bath water heaters, meters, etc. ;
  • cutting, welding and laying pipes.

Plumbers work on construction sites. He or she is responsible for laying out the path of pipes along walls and partitions, and ensuring that the position of piping is optimized for the passage of fluids (water, gas).

Although the plumber's work is punctuated by emergency repairs, he also works on a variety of sites :

  • building construction or renovation ;
  • boiler refurbishment ;
  • installation of bathrooms and faucets;
  • unclogging drains ;
  • change of sink, washbasin ;
  • odor treatment, etc.

For private customers, the plumber intervenes to repair and refurbish equipment. He shapes piping and sizes it to the required dimensions. They use soldering tools to connect pipes to heating or sanitary appliances.

What skills do you need?

While technical skills are essential to the electrical trade, other qualities are also required.


Plumbers need to know about materials - copper, stainless steel, steel, iron, plastic - and how to use them. He must have technical skills soldering, measuring, tracing, gluing, coating, bending. But also knowledge of thermal and hydraulic. Finally, he must be able to read and interpret interpret drawings.


Knowledge of and safety standards are essential.


Plumbers need to be adaptable and know how to analyze every job and every situation, especially the unexpected. In fact, they may be called upon to work on an emergency basis, in the event of a breakdown or water leak, even on weekends or public holidays. So you need to be available.

Physical fitness

The plumbing profession involves carrying heavy loads and working in sometimes uncomfortable positions.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a plumber?

Versatile and, above all, very useful, the plumbing profession is an exciting one. But it does have a few drawbacks.

The benefits of the job

The plumber is a professional professional who carries out a variety of tasks. He or she can work for a specialist firm, a construction company or be self-employed, working for private individuals or companies.

The plumbing trade can also be easily easily accessible, without the need for lengthy studies (see below). Although more advanced studies can lead to more senior positions. Above all, even for beginners, this profession offers particularly attractive and motivating remuneration.


The plumbing trade involves wide range of working hoursespecially for emergency work, which can take place in the evening evenings, weekends and public holidays.

The plumber may also be required to adopt uncomfortable postures uncomfortable postures for several hoursor even carry heavy loads.

Finally, independent craftsmen are subject to stiff competition which forces them to develop their skills, experience and reputation in order to do their job properly.

How do I become a plumber?

The plumbing trade is accessible through several levels of trainingsome of which are available immediately after the 3e. Here are a few examples of possible training courses to become a plumber:

  • CAP sanitary fitters ;
  • CAP in thermal installation ;
  • BEP Techniques des installations sanitaires et thermiques ;
  • Bac pro energy and climate systems maintenance technician ; 
  • Bac pro refrigeration and air conditioning technician ;
  • Brevet professionnel de maintenance des systèmes énergétiques et climatiques ; 
  • Professional swimming pool trade certificate ;
  • BTS Fluides, énergies, environnements, option sanitaire et thermique.

Plumbers also have the option of completing training courses that lead to further qualifications to specialize and provide more services to their customers. These include :

  • RGE: recognized as an environmental guarantor;
  • PGN: professional natural gas ;
  • PGP: propane gas professional.

How much does a plumber earn?

A plumber's salary is likely to evolve according to his or her experience, status - salaried or self-employed - specialization and geographical location.

An entry-level employee can earn one SMIC per month, i.e. around 1,700 euros gross.

After a few years' service, an experienced salaried plumber can expect to earn between 2,000 and 2,500 euros gross.

En the end, a self-employed plumber can expect to earn between between 2,800 and 5,000 euros gross per month.

How does Techtime help plumbers?

Techtime allows you to control all your on-site plumbing and optimize your organization.

Techtime consists of two software adapted to each context:

  • a web application for the company manager or site foreman (for use on a computer) ;
  • a mobile application for plumbers working on the bidder's premises (via Android or iPhone).

Thanks to our plumber management software, you save precious time so you can concentrate on your work. To this end, you have a number of functions at your disposal:

  • schedule and time management The schedule is synchronized in real time, giving you an overview of jobs done or to be done;
  • software for plumber's tool management software You can plan the equipment you need for each job;
  • vehicle vehicle management software You can easily manage your fleet of vehicles, and know directly which employee uses which vehicle to get to the job site;

reporting software reporting software Thanks to its timeline news feed, you can access precise activity reports without waiting for end-of-day reports. This means you can manage any emergencies and better meet deadlines.

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Would you like to test the Techtime solution for your jobsites?

The digital transformation in the building sector is already underway. It cannot be repeated often enough: the key to remaining competitive is innovation. So why not add site management software like Techtime to your toolbox?

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