Plumbing Journeyman/Foreman

Sioux City, IA posted on October 30


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!


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 also 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 follow orders and directions with minimal to no supervision.
  • Maintain an active state and city license in all city/states you perform work in.
  • Lawfully drive to job sites and locations as needed in multiple states.
  • Can work independently and with others to meet performance goals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs all work in a safe manner. Watch out for fellow team members to ensure they are working in a safe manner as well. Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required at all times.
  • Responsible for abiding by all safety and conduct policies laid out by Midwestern Mechanical and the different work sites.
  • 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.
  • Must work under direct supervision of the Journeyman, Foreman, or Site Supervisor.
  • Inspecting equipment, structures or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Ability to operate powered equipment including hand tools, stationary machines and others as required in a safe manner at all times.
  • 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.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a continuous basis and more than 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to lawfully drive a motor vehicle and maintain a current driver’s license in order to commute to the various current or prospective job sites in the region.
  • Overnight travel as necessary within the region for corporate meetings, on-site project follow-up and conferences.
  • Provide daily direction to assigned Apprentices on the job site and actively participate in training and development of Apprentices.
  • Follow and execute directions and assigned duties from Foreman and Plumbing Superintendent.
  • Maintain a positive attitude to drive and build positive morale.
  • Responsible for abiding by all safety and conduct policies laid out by Midwestern Mechanical and the different work sites.
  • Maintain a high quality initiative while completing assigned duties.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Available for overtime upon occasion.
  • Can work independently and with others.
  • 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.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret written materials, perform basic mathematical computations and use measuring tools.
  • Must be able 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.
  • Journeyman Plumber license 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 which would include exposure to all elements of weather including cold, heat, wind, rain and snow for example. The weather may also impact the site exposing the individual to water and mud.

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:

  • Fine finger dexterity and hand & arm strength with the ability to grip and hold objects with both hands.
  • Generally the job requires 15% sitting, 55% walking, and 30% standing.
  • Ability to lift operate power tools to include in an overhead position.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to climb and maintain balance on ladders and scaffold; kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, push, pull, twist, finger, grasp and feel on a constant and repetitive basis; stand, walk, talk, see (20/20 vision naturally or corrected), hear within normal range and perform repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to work in extreme environmental conditions including excessive heat and cold, noise, vibrations, dust, fumes, oils, wear a portable respirator and adhere to all company safety requirements.
  • Must be able to physically negotiate the hazards of a new construction worksite (e.g. uneven surfaces, floor openings, heights, construction debris and poor lighting) and adhere to all company safety requirements.
  • Must be able to work assigned schedule as required by job demands.

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

  • Health Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement program
  • Generous holiday and vacation program