Plumbing Apprentice

Roto-Rooter Plumbing


Closed for applications


Livermore, CA

Work type

full time


$65,000 - $75,000 a year

Date posted

Mar 12, 2024

About the role

Roto-Rooter is a great place to earn money while learning a skilled trade for a lifelong career. No experience necessary.

This opportunity provides:

  • Top pay! Expect to earn between $65,000 and $75,000 your first year.

  • Paid training program with certified field trainers and licensed plumbers.

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Top industry benefits, including tuition reimbursement.

  • Hiring immediately! Full-time positions.

  • Good fit for those with building maintenance, construction, lawn care, pest control experience, or with previous experience working at Rescue Rooter, Orkin, Terminix, Davey Tree, Mr. Rooter, East Bay Municipal Utility District, or similar work backgrounds.

  • An excellent opportunity for military veterans or those looking to make a career change.

What you will be doing:

  • Plumber apprentice technicians use their skills to troubleshoot and provide solutions to residential and commercial sewer and drain problems.

  • Clear blockages on plumbing systems, clean drains and sewers using Roto-Rooter provided equipment and tools.

  • Document estimates and invoices, both in writing and on a company provided smartphone.

  • Use the plumbing skills learned during our plumbing school training taught by a licensed Master Plumber.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • A mechanical aptitude and solid problem-solving skills are desirable, but prior experience is not necessary.

Service technicians are paid an hourly rate of $17.00 to $24.00 during training. After training, they are paid an hourly rate at or above the minimum wage for all hours worked. The hourly pay rate may vary, depending on whether the pay is for base pay paid at the employee’s base hourly rate (minimum wage), or administrative pay for administrative hours worked (between minimum wage and $77.92) . Service technicians also have the potential to earn commissions at the rate of 16-22% of revenue depending on the revenue category.  Commissions ranging from $10 to $139 can also be earned for selling products and treatments.


At Roto-Rooter we believe that investing in our employees is the best investment we can make.  We also care about the health and welfare of our employees and their families. That’s why we are proud of our extensive employee benefit package including:

  • Medical insurance with a Prescription Drug Card

  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Training

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K Retirement Savings Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Profit Sharing

Roto-Rooter offers excellent career paths for military veterans and personnel who are planning to transition into new civilian professions. Throughout our 86 years in business, we've learned that service training, and the military structure veterans are used to, are a good fit at our company.

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