Plumber’s Helper 
Position: Full time FLSA Status: Non-exempt 
Location: Roanoke, VA 

Position Summary 
Hopkins Lacy, the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) division of Branch Group is seeking a plumbers helper. The Plumber’s Helper will be responsible for helping plumbers assemble, install, and repair pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating, water, and drainage systems according to supervisors’ direction.  

Essential Functions: 

  • Assist in the installation of pipes and pipe fittings in accordance with regulation guidelines and using a variety of hand and power tools. 

  • Physically cuts openings in walls and floor to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings using hand and power tools 

  • Cuts and threads pipe using pipe cutters, cutting torch, and pipe threading machine 

  • Installs repetitive hangers and supports for pipe and fixtures 

  • Assembles and installs, under supervision, valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of a variety of piping metal (iron, steel, copper, etc.) and nonmetal (glass, vitrified clay, plastic, etc.) materials using a variety of hand and power tools 

  • Attend to work assignment instructions or to supervisor’s orders 

  • Exercise critical thinking and reasoning skills 

  • Execute work-place safety regulations 


  • 1 to 3 months of prior plumbing experience 

  • Driver’s License 

  • Elementary level mathematics and English language skills 

Travel is frequently required to and from job site locations. 

Work Environment 
While performing duties on this job, the employee is frequently exposed to various indoor/outdoor climate conditions and temperatures. They will also be exposed to frequent fumes, odors, dust, gases, poor ventilation, etc. Noise level exceeding 85 decibels will require hearing protection. Other hazards might include electrical shock, burns, explosives, radiant energy, mechanical hazards, etc. 

Physical Demands 
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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use their hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. They will need to stand (approximately 70%), walk (approximately 25%), and sit (approximately 5%). The employee will also need to be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, feel, talk, and hear. The employee will need to be able to carry up to 75lbs, lift up to 100lbs, and move up to 200lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, midrange vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work 
This is a full-time position which typically requires 40 hours per week.  

AAP/EEO Statement 

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Company not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and condition of employment. 


Other Duties 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia