Plumber Apprentice - New Construction in Richmond, VA at Atlantic Constructors, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/11/2020

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Job Description

$1,000 sign-on bonus for qualified individuals

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 Apprentice

Reports to: Trade Manager


Works day-to-day on assigned plumbing tasks assisting Plumber Journeyman 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

  • Understands and practices the proper and safe use of power and hand tools
  • 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
  • Follows proper construction practices and company policy
  • Loads, transports and unloads and furnishes more experienced mechanics materials, tools, equipment and supplies
  • May erect scaffolding and assist 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
  • Performs other duties as directed

Supervisory Responsibility (Direct Reports Y/N) N


  • One to three years of plumbing experience and/or equivalent combination of vocational training and experience in a construction environment
  • Currently or willing to enroll in the Virginia Sate Plumbing Apprenticeship Program
  • Knowledge of general plumbing installation
  • Knowledge of general construction practices
  • Able to lift and climb ladders and scaffolds
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl during work performance
  • Obtain required personal hand tools
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record, criminal record, and ability to pass a drug screen
  • Requires overtime as needed

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)


  • Prior military experience 
  • HS diploma or GED equivalent


Atlantic Constructors offers competitive benefits, for more information check out our comprehensive list on our website.

At this time, Atlantic Constructors, Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization (work visas) for any position.

Atlantic Constructors, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or other related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation/gender identity, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like an accommodation or any assistance in order to apply for a job, please call 1-877-WRK-4ACI for assistance, or fax your requested accommodation to 804-523-8781. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as an offer of employment or a binding contract of employment for a specific period of time. Employment can be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time, for any reason, with or without notice.



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