Commercial Plumber and Pipefitter Foreman


Commercial Plumber and Pipefitter Foreman

Richmond VA

Sector: Mechanical Contractor

Category: Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Commercial Construction, Industrial Construction, MEP

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Job Title: Experienced Commercial Plumber and Pipefitter Foremen

Location: Richmond Area

Job Summary:

Our client is seeking experienced Commercial Plumber and Pipefitter Foremen to provide field leadership and technical support for various commercial plumbing and piping projects. As a Foreman, you will lead the daily work activities of plumbing/pipefitter mechanics and helpers, ensuring project completion with a focus on safety, budget, and quality standards. Typical construction projects include hospitals, data centers, high-rises, universities, secondary schools, and government facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work side by side with mechanics and helpers, providing guidance and demonstrating best practices to ensure job quality and customer satisfaction
  • Supervise and coordinate work activities for mechanics and helpers
  • Emphasize safety as the top priority, teaching and coaching behaviors that prevent injury
  • Inspect work in progress and completed work to ensure conformance to specifications
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job orders for the area of supervision
  • Study schedules and estimate worker-hour requirements for job completion
  • Adjust work sequences to meet construction schedules using knowledge of equipment and personnel capacities
  • Work safely and encourage team compliance with health and safety rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Install equipment, plumbing, and piping made of various materials


  • Current or previous leadership experience as a Foreman on commercial projects
  • In-depth experience and knowledge of commercial plumbing systems
  • Master’s or Journeyman Plumbing License (preferred, not required)
  • Knowledge of applicable codes (e.g., International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code) and general HVAC systems
  • Ability to install work from drawings, submittals, and specifications
  • Capability to direct crews to install work safely with quality and efficiency
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding project-related documents in English
  • Knowledge of basic construction/shop math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions)
  • Possess OSHA 10-hour certification and knowledge of OSHA safety regulations
  • Demonstrated foresight, problem-solving skills, and decision-making ability with available information
  • Effective communication and interaction skills with teammates in other trades
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and internet usage

About Our Client:

Our client focuses on their people, culture, and business. Specializing in multiple trades, their teams work in New Construction, Mechanical Service, Industrial Refrigeration, Special Projects, and Manufacturing. They have been providing a wide array of services to their commercial customers for over 50 years.

What Our Client Offers:

  • Competitive wages based on experience
  • Opportunities for career growth, training, and development
  • 401(k) plan with a generous company match
  • Personal leave, paid holidays, and bereavement leave
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision, and Rx Drug insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Employee referral incentives
  • Scholarship program for employees’ children

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