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JOB DESCRIPTION

COMMERCIAL PLUMBING / PIPING APPRENTICE
Construction Division

Purpose and Scope:

Our Apprenticeship program at Blauch Brothers aims to develop a trained, skilled, and qualified workforce. Apprentices play a vital role in our company's success by assisting Jr. Mechanics and Lead Mechanics in installing commercial piping systems or HVAC systems based on job specifications and blueprints. Due to the industry's dependence on economic factors, employees may be assigned to projects or tasks in other departments as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Arrive punctually at the job site and adhere to designated work hours.

  • Follow company policies outlined in the employee handbook, maintaining professional performance and appearance.

  • Follow instructions from the Lead Mechanic on the job site.

  • Demonstrate conscientious, superior workmanship according to BBI standards.

  • Ensure work is done in compliance with current codes.

  • Adhere to safety regulations and policies.

  • Collaborate with the team to meet man-hour goals for each job.

  • Complete required training outlined in the Apprentice program and participate in additional formal and informal training opportunities provided by the company.

  • Communicate effectively with supervisors regarding job-related matters, sick or vacation leave requests, and other issues.

  • Attend required meetings.

  • Show skill progression throughout the apprenticeship program, including orientation, installation, water systems, special joints, welding, plumbing maintenance and repair, job layout, trade servicing, and sheet metal competency areas.

  • Assist with tasks or jobs within the company to accommodate changes in workflow.

  • Properly care for and maintain company-owned property, such as tools, equipment, and materials.

 

Organizational Leadership:

Apprentices report to a Lead Mechanic on a daily basis. However, as they will work with The Piping Field Supervisor who will oversee skill development and training progress.

Job Requirements:

  • Education and Training: High School Diploma or GED required. Vocational training in plumbing, piping, or sheet metal with a commitment to the apprenticeship training program.

  • Experience: No formal experience required, but desired.

  • Additional Skills or Requirements: Valid Virginia Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks common in the construction industry, including kneeling, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing ladders, bending, crawling, and lifting at least 50 lbs.

  • Ability to work in hot and cold temperatures, adverse weather conditions, and various job site conditions.

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health insurance

  • Health savings account

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Referral program

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Vision insurance

  • Bonus pay (Gain Share payouts) 

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