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Plumbing Journeyman/Foreman in Sioux City, IA at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job Description

At Midwestern Mechanical we are passionate about our customers, our employees, and the work we perform. We maintain a workplace that individuals can be proud of, where talents are embraced, and results are encouraged and supported.

We are looking for talented people who value integrity, informed decision-making and collaboration. If you believe you are one of those talented people, and are interested in being considered for a career at Midwestern Mechanical, we invite you to apply today! Midwestern Mechanical is a Drug Free workplace. Pre-employment drug screens are required.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: Plumbing Journeyman/Foreman

Position Summary:

The Plumbing Journeyman is required to carry out the work assigned to them by the job Foreman. They are responsible for high quality work and their own productivity. They are expected to provide education and training for apprentices. This position assembles, installs and repairs plumbing and medgas systems according to project specifications and appropriate trade and building codes. These systems may consist of pipes, fittings, fixtures and boilers for hydronic heating, water, medgas and drainage systems.

Required Skills:

  • Competent, responsible, organized and team oriented.
  • Strong communication and average computer skills.
  • Strong basic math skills, architectural plans, drawings and mechanical design.
  • Ability to work independently and with others to meet performance goals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs all work in a safe manner and watches out for fellow team members to ensure they are working in a safe manner.
  • Diagnoses problems and/or failures in a variety of plumbing and gas systems.
  • Repairs and installs various types of pipes including iron, steel, copper and pvc.
  • Inspects equipment, structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Operates powered equipment including hand tools, stationary machines and others as required in a safe manner.
  • Makes decisions by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Maintain a high quality initiative while completing assigned duties.
  • Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Tests for leaks in new and repaired systems with compressed air and/or water.
  • Overnight travel as necessary within the region.
  • Provide daily direction to assigned Apprentices on the job site.
  • Maintain a positive attitude to drive and build positive morale.
  • Maintain a high quality initiative while completing assigned duties.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Available for overtime upon occasion.
  • Great mechanical skills and willingness to learn new things.
  • Ability to verbally communicate with management, city officials, on site customers and other employees.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and possess a valid driver s license.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
  • Ability to read and interpret written materials, perform basic mathematical computations and use measuring tools.
  • Ability to identify basic trade materials by size, shape and function.
  • Must hold and maintain a Journeyman Plumber license.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Completion of High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Field experience in plumbing as a Journeyman Plumber required.
  • Field experience in plumbing as a Journeyman Plumber in commercial applications preferred.
  • Medgas certification preferred.
  • Welding to include stainless steel welding is preferred.

Working Conditions:

Plumbers work in residential, commercial, industrial and public settings in both indoor and outdoor job sites. This position also includes exposure to areas off of the ground requiring the team member to work in a safe manner. The team member will also be exposed to loud noises where hearing protection is necessary and provided.

Physical Requirements: the job s functions require the following physical demands:

  • Ability to be off of the ground in a scissor lift or other piece of equipment.
  • Must have the ability to independently lift and carry objects safely that weigh up to 20 pounds routinely, 50 pounds frequently and 80 pounds occasionally.


We offer market competitive pay, as well as opportunities for advancement, knowledge and skill development. In addition, we offer the following benefits to our employees:

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement program with company match
  • Paid holiday and vacation program
  • Job bonuses
  • Continuing Education

Midwestern Mechanical is an Equal Opportunity Employer