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Purpose and Scope 


Journeymen fulfill an important role in the success of the company. Generally, they work under the direct supervision of a lead mechanic. However, they may provide direct leadership to his/her own field crew ensuring that jobs are completed on schedule – from the layout preparation phase through final installation and testing.  Additionally, they are an important communication link between what is happening on the job site and management.  They often provide direction and supervision for the installation of a comprehensive range of commercial piping or HVAC systems and related equipment as specified by each job and according to the blueprints. They ensure that their own work along with that of the entire crew is of the utmost quality and play an integral role in the development of Apprentices and Helpers through instruction and demonstration.  Because the mechanical contracting and construction industry is occasionally dependent upon uncontrollable economic factors, mechanics may be assigned to projects or tasks in other departments as needed.



  • Arrive at the job site on time and leaves 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.

  • Plan and organize the work site as appropriate to meet priorities, goals and man hour allocation.

  • Provide clear instruction to supervisees and ensure that their work is done correctly.

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

  • Perform work according to current codes and according to blueprints.

  • Ensure that change orders are communicated appropriately between the office and the field and that adjustments/changes are made as necessary.

  • Provide leadership regarding safety regulations and policies including utilizing and instructing others in the safe and appropriate use of tools required for the job.

  • Identify and implement cost effective procedures as appropriate.

  • Properly care for and maintain company owned property, i.e. vehicle is maintained as requested on own time, tools, equipment and material are properly secured and locked in truck or on job site at the end of each day, etc.

  • Interpret and apply mechanical and structural blueprints during layout preparation phase.

  • Implement solutions to problems by involving the effected trades / groups, gathering information and analyzing the situation.

  • Maintain a cooperative work environment.

  • Assist in the evaluation process of supervisees.

  • Organize the entire job and day to day operations – order materials, schedule equipment and man power in advance as required.

  • Participate in training opportunities to gain additional knowledge (formal and informal).

  • Coordinate work with other company crews, subs and job site superintendent, as required.

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

  • Attend and participate in required meetings.

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

Organizational Leadership 

Journeymen report to the Lead Mechanic when working as part of a crew and to the Piping Operations Manager or HVAC Operations Manager when providing leadership to a job.  On a job by job basis they may supervise Helpers and Apprentices.

Job Requirements

Education and Training – Vocational training in plumbing and piping or sheet metal; Master Tradesman License Preferred; Eligibility for a license or equivalent                                                       experience required.

Experience – Field Experience Required; Previous Supervisory Experience Desired

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

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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