Apprentice Plumber/Service Tech
Roto-Rooter apprentice plumbers/service technicians use their skills to provide solutions to residential and commercial sewer & drain problems and make basic plumbing repairs (where permitted).* Roto-Rooter provides several weeks of paid training to introduce new hires to company procedures and our specialized drain cleaning equipment to prepare them to work on their own.
*in accordance with state and municipal rules and requirements
What does it take?
- A valid driver’s license
- Excellent communications skills
- A mechanical aptitude is desirable, but not necessary
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a plumbing apprentice/service technician?
A trained professional who works in the plumbing trade. Service technicians at Roto-Rooter clean all types of drains and sewers using special electromechanical equipment. They are trained to complete an array of plumbing repairs and installations (where permitted) but are not required to have a state-issued license.
How does a plumbing apprenticeship work?
The process varies by state, but plumber’s apprentices train under a Master Plumber to accumulate the necessary hours and experience to become a licensed journeyman plumber.
How much does an apprentice plumber/service technician earn?
First year service technicians can expect to earn between $55k-$65k, depending on their location. They earn more money each year as they gain experience and are capable of completing more types of jobs.
How are apprentices/service technicians trained?
Can service technicians become licensed plumbers?
Yes, Roto-Rooter provides or pays for ongoing training and helps trainees acquire apprentice hours for any service technician who wants to obtain a plumbing license. Learn how to become a plumber.