Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers proud tradespeople a noble, long-term career doing work that matters with a team that does it right!

When most people drive by a jobsite, they see a group of workers digging a trench. Do you instead see a team of skilled professionals restoring a family’s quality of life by repairing their access to clean water and health-preserving sanitation?

Do you have the big-picture vision to see a well-paying, entry-level role as only the first step in a series of jobs within a company that quickly increase in responsibility and compensation?

Are you a courteous professional who would relish partnering with your colleagues in the office and in the field to add another customer comment like this to the team’s collection of 1,000 five-star reviews?

“We had a sewer line clog that's been on-and off for years. Mr. Rooter - our long-time drain go-to service - diagnosed a very complex set of sewer and storm drain pipes, found our issue, and avoided removing a 100-year old tree. The entire team at Mr. Rooter Portland, from the front office to supervisor and dig crew, were fantastic, friendly, and made several trips to make sure all was completed perfectly. I recommend them highly for any drain/sewer work.” (Yelp Review)

At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Portland & Vancouver we protect the health of our community through the most clean, courteous, and professional resolution of water and wastewater system problems. If you bring high character and ambition, we will welcome you into a noble, long-term career and support you to grow within this team.

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What Mr. Rooter Plumbing expects of the Excavation Crew Member

The role of the Excavation Crew Member is to perform general labor as part of a small team to repair and replace sewer and storm lines. The majority of jobs involve existing systems in residential neighborhoods, not new construction or commercial work. Primary responsibilities include:

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Travel daily, in all weather conditions, from our Gladstone, OR shop to jobsites across the greater Portland & Vancouver metropolitan area by driving company vehicles towing equipment trailers.
  • Maintain a safe jobsite. Learn and follow all safety procedures and Personal Protective Equipment in compliance with OSHA requirements.
  • Dig trenches with a mini-excavator and by hand to expose sewer and storm lines.
  • Repair and replace underground pipe and then pass government quality inspections.
  • Restore the customer's property with care and attention.

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The ideal candidate brings these attributes and experiences:

  • Exemplifies the clean, courteous professional attributes of the Mr. Rooter Plumbing brand.
  • Fast learner, comfortable with process. We can teach you how to excel in this job – commit to learning and you will be fine
  • Candidates with experience and demonstrated skills earn more on day one
  • Ambitious team player. The only way to succeed in this role is to commit to working with the whole Excavation Crew.

How Mr. Rooter Plumbing will support the Excavation Crew Member

The Construction Crew Member will join a supportive team with an Operations Manager who has served at Mr. Rooter Plumbing for 18 years and previously led the excavation crews himself. There is no better coach for this role. In addition to supportive management Mr. Rooter provides the tools and equipment required to succeed and advance:

  • Vast potential market and a service that is non-discretionary. There is a lot of available work.
  • Proven history of generating business to keep crews working. Mr. Rooter has performed residential sewer excavation for 25 years in Portland & Vancouver.
  • Investment in tools, equipment, and vehicles. Each crew is fully equipped with a dump truck, mini-excavator, and every tool required. If your crew needs something to get the job done safely and correctly, we will provide it.
  • Progress into other roles at Mr. Rooter Plumbing. With demonstrated mastery of this role, Excavation Crew Members have options for promotion to Excavation Crew Leaders, Service Professional, or even pursuing the plumbing apprenticeship program.

Total compensation and benefits include:

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    $20-24 / Hour (Additional $3 / Hour more if you acquire a Class A CDL)

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    401K with employer match

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    6 paid holidays plus paid time off

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    Medical and dental insurance with employee premium paid by Mr. Rooter