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Construction Division 

Purpose and Scope:


The Welding & Piping Lead Mechanic provides hands-on leadership to field crews, ensuring timely completion of jobs from layout preparation to final installation and testing. They serve as the communication link between the job site and management. Lead Mechanics supervise the installation of commercial piping and related equipment, ensuring adherence to blueprints and maintaining high-quality work. They may also assist with commercial plumbing projects as needed.

Normal Work Schedule: Typically Monday through Thursday, working four-hour days. May require five eight-hour days or evening/night work to accommodate customer needs.



  • Enter and submit time for crews on the job site.

  • Claim installed quantities.

  • Monitor and ensure safety compliance.

  • Conduct daily job site analysis.

  • Review project for material deliveries and maintain schedule.

  • Communicate with BBI crew, project management, contractors, and owners.

  • Provide clear instructions to crews for efficient and accurate work.

  • Set daily progress goals and hold crews accountable.

  • Maintain high-standard housekeeping practices.

  • Care for and maintain company property.

  • Basic maintenance and inspection of job site equipment.

  • Coordinate work with subcontractors and jobsite superintendent.


  • Enter/update Short Interval Plan.

  • Review SIP with Project Manager or Field Operations Manager.

  • Perform assigned duties requested by the Field Operations Manager.

  • Review, identify, and order materials for change orders, shortages, etc.

  • Conduct weekly safety meetings.

  • Ensure accurate as-built drawings.

  • Assess the completed week.


  • Participate in project forecast, progress, and pre-construction meetings.

  • Inspect company-provided fire extinguishers.



  • Participate in self-review.

  • Assist in evaluating apprentices under supervision.



  • Provide material take-offs for ordered based on work area.

  • Follow company policies as directed in the Employee Handbook.

  • Complete reviews for new apprentices or mechanics on the job.

  • Attend required meetings.

  • Participate in the mentorship program.

  • Conduct testing and inspection of installed piping.

  • Provide leadership in safety regulations and policies.

  • Hold team members accountable to company policies and standards.

  • Document and communicate change orders.

  • Work according to blueprints and change orders.

  • Demonstrate superior workmanship.

  • Plan and organize work to meet priorities and goals.

  • Adapt to new information and changing conditions.

  • Research and recommend procedures for continuous improvement.

  • Maintain industry knowledge.

  • Ability to work overtime, holidays, flexible hours, weekends, and travel as needed.

Organizational Relationship: Reports to the Field Operations Manager. Supervises assigned manpower and provides documented verbal counseling if needed.


  • 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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