Plumber Helper - New Construction - $250 sign-on bonus for qualified individuals

Richmond, VA posted on January 8

Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team! Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.

Job Title: Plumber Helper

Reports to: Plumbing Trade Manager


Works day-to-day assisting Plumber Journeymen with the layout, assembly, installation, and repair of pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, air, gas, and drainage systems, according to company standards, specifications and plumbing or mechanical codes.

Essential Functions:

  • Cuts or drills holes in walls to permit passage of pipes
  • Selects specified type and size of pipe as directed
  • Mounts pipe hangers and brackets on walls and ceiling to hold pipe
  • Cleans copper and digs ditches
  • Loads, transports, unloads and furnishes more experienced mechanics materials, tools, equipment and supplies
  • Erects scaffolding and assists in cleaning work areas and the restocking of supplies and material
  • Assists in the lifting, positioning and securing of materials and work pieces during installation
  • Focuses on safety and safety practices first and foremost at all task inceptions including safe use of power and hand tools
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility: No


  • 1 – 3 years plumbing knowledge/experience in a construction/industrial environment and/or equivalent combination of vocational training and experience
  • Knowledgeable of tools and materials, fittings and pipe
  • Are willing to commit to developing your technical skills through our internal training programs and / or an Apprenticeship Program
  • Must be able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail, and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)
  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures
  • Must be available to work assigned schedules and extended hours as needed including day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • May work in varying temperatures; both inside and outside, including inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold, and dampness
  • May work in areas with exposure to moderate/high noise levels
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles including dust
  • May be required to work in confined spaces or from high heights

Physical Demands:

  • This role routinely uses construction equipment such as heavy machinery, hand and power tools
  • While performing duties of the job the employee may work aloft, climb, bend, pull, reach overhead, stand/walk for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms
  • Must be able to correctly identify all colors of a color-coded cable/wires and see close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus


  • May require travel (typically not overnight)


  • 3 years plumbing knowledge/experience in a construction/industrial environment
  • Prior military experience 
  • HS diploma or GED equivalent


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