Plumbing Apprentice – MTech Mechanical – Westminster, CO

Position Title: Plumbing Apprentice FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Operations Date: 2021

Reports to: Crew Leader/Field Manager Location: Various Jobsites

Wage Range: $16-26/hr.

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, 401K, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, AD&D, PTO, Employee Assistance Program, additional optional insurances

Job Summary

Perform entry level general Plumbing duties as required with supervision. Progress through the trade

Essential Job Functions

APPRENTICE 1 (0-12 months)

  • Develop good working and safety habits.
  • Understands terminology and the use of power and hand tools.
  • Required to obtain the mandatory tools for Level 1.
  • Attends all MTech Mechanical Apprenticeship training classes regularly and outside schooling if available.
  • Has basic math skills.
  • Attentive to instructions and assists the journeyman in all phases of work.
  • Can document approximately 2,000 hours of employment.
  • Perform laborer tasks including sweeping, cleaning, delivering, loading and unloading, etc.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is expected in order to meet the requirements of this position
  • Other duties as assigned

APPRENTICE 2 (12-24 months)

  • All Apprentice 1 responsibilities plus:
  • Read non-complex blueprints and detail drawings.
  • Required to obtain the mandatory tools for Level 2.
  • Has an understanding of simple plumbing systems.
  • Preparation of piping and fixtures before installing
  • Help install equipment.
  • Document approximately 4,000 hours of employment.
  • Other duties as assigned

APPRENTICE 3 (24-36 months)

  • All Apprentice 1 & 2 responsibilities and:
  • Understands and is able to read architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing plans and their details.
  • Assist in lay-out for digging, core drilling, sleeving, etc.
  • Check grade in trenches while digging, tunneling, etc.
  • Can lay out and install small jobs with supervision.
  • Required to obtain the mandatory tools for Level 3
  • Can document approximately 6,000 hours of employment.
  • Other duties as assigned

APPRENTICE 4 (36-48 months)

  • All Apprentice 1, 2 and 3 responsibilities plus:
  • Application for certification at local jurisdiction as required, ie. Denver.
  • Know heating and cooling design and complete all jobs per MTech Mechanical standards.
  • Required to obtain the mandatory tools for Level 4
  • Can complete all jobs successfully in terms of labor and material budgets.
  • Have a good understanding of plumbing systems and how they operate.
  • Can document 8,000 hrs of employment.
  • Support the total quality effort. Identify and respond to the needs of internal and external customers 100% of the time.
  • Work within the guidelines of the safety and employee policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school graduate/GED
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Willingness to learn through on the job training and technical school courses
  • Reliable transportation to and from work required

Americans with Disability Specifications

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body.
  • Be able to reach overhead.
  • Be able to work a full range of physical activity in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, kneeling and squatting, climbing, walking for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Be able to lift 75 pounds of weight frequently throughout assigned workday.
  • Capable of hearing at a level or correctable to a level where the person is able to receive detailed information through verbal communication. Vision must also be at a level or correctable level where the person has clarity both in short and long distance vision.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position and may change with or without notice.

MTech Mechanical is an EEO Employer, including disability/vets

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