Army

12K:Plumber/Utilitiesman (12K)

This is a job that has potential in civilian life after military retirement. They maintain heating systems, water supply and water distribution, they repair these systems and construct new ones for fixtures, pipes, traps, vents, insulation, and more. Very transferable to a civilian career after military retirement.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

rmy Plumber (MOS 12K) performs functions related to plumbing and pipe fitting activities on military installations and in the field. Plumbers are responsible for the installation and repair of pipe systems and plumbing fixtures. This position is similar to a civilian plumber, but can include additional job responsibilities. <h2Qualifications,Training and Duty Stations Those who wish to enter into this MOS must first take the ASVAB test and score at least an 88 on the General Maintenance (GM) portion of the test.

Military Duties Translated:

Working as a 12K provides skills related to civilian plumbers, electricians and carpenters. Army Plumbers can take their skills to start a plumbing business or work for an established company. Other job areas include heating and air conditioning, pipe fitters, inspectors and geothermal technicians. For those who wish to focus on one of those areas, the Army’s COOL program has credentialing opportunities that may be eligible to be paid for with Army or GI Bill funding, provide Military promotions and additional civilian job opportunities. These credentials are from agencies that are nationally recognized. The Army also has a program called PaYS that allows recruits to establish a relationship with a Military friendly employer and guarantees a job interview with the employer of their choice (from the list of participating establishments), once they complete their contract.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Plumber