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Purpose and Scope


The Blauch Brothers Commercial Plumbing/piping Apprenticeship program is designed to ensure that the company provides a trained, skilled and qualified work force.  Therefore, Apprentices fulfill an important role in the success of the company.  Apprentices, under the direction and supervision of Journeymen and Lead Mechanics will install a comprehensive range of commercial piping systems or HVAC systems and related equipment as specified by each job and according to the blueprints.  Because the mechanical contracting and construction industry is occasionally dependent upon uncontrollable economic factors, employees may be assigned to projects or tasks in other departments as needed.


  • Arrive at the job site on time and leave at the end of the designated work day.

  • Follow company policies as outlined in the employee handbook and through performance and appearance reflect positively on your profession and the company.

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

  • Perform all work correctly and accurately demonstrating conscientious, superior workmanship according to BBI standards.

  • Perform work according to current codes.

  • Adhere to all safety regulations and policies.

  • Work as part of the team to meet man hour goals for each job.

  • Complete required related instruction as outlined in the Apprentice training program and participate in other formal and informal training opportunities as required by the company.

  • Communicate appropriately with supervisor regarding job issues, requests for sick or vacation leave or other job related matters.

  • Participate in any required meetings.

  • Demonstrate acceptable skill progression throughout the apprenticeship program in the areas of orientation, installation, water systems, special joints, welding, plumbing maintenance and repair, job layout and trade servicing. (add sheet metal competency areas)

  • Assist with jobs or tasks within the company as necessary to adjust for work flow changes.

  • Properly care for and maintain company owned property, i.e. tools, equipment and material are properly secured and locked or on job site at the end of each day, etc.

Organizational Leadership


Apprentices report to their direct supervisor day to day.  However, because he/she may work with multiple Mechanics during the course of a year, supervision is shared with the Piping Operations Manager or HVAC Operations Manager who will oversee performance and progress of both skill development and training.


Job Requirements


Education and Training – High School Diploma or GED required.

Vocational training in plumbing and piping or sheet metal; commitment to apprenticeship training                                               program required.

Experience – While desired, no formal experience necessary.

Additional Skills or Requirements – Valid Virginia Driver’s License required along with an acceptable driving record as defined by our insurer.

Job Type: Full-time

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform basic physical tasks normal to the construction industry, including but not limited to kneeling for long periods, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing ladders, bending, crawling, lifting at least 50 lbs. and be able to work with arms above head level for sustained periods; must be able to work in hot and cold temperatures and adverse weather and job site conditions

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