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Foreman Plumber


Burnaby, BC
ID: 1604-104


Since 1927, our skilled workforce has brought their high-quality workmanship, experience, and passion to a diverse project portfolio that includes some of Alberta and British Columbia's most iconic structures.

At Trotter & Morton, we know we're only as good as our employees. The successful applicants will contribute to our team of experienced personnel by bringing a willingness to learn and an entrepreneurial spirit to every project.  We are currently recruiting for a Foreman Plumber.

Trotter and Morton’s Mechanical Division is a UA170 registered division.  All plumbers, with the assistance and sponsorship of Trotter and Morton will be required to become UA 170 union members.


What's in it for you

  • Opportunity for Signing and Retention Bonuses
  • Compensation Range: $52.59 to $54.00 per hour
  • Inclusive and engaging work environment


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage several jobs sites that may run concurrently
  • Order materials for job sites and coordinate manpower requirements
  • Mentor, coach, and train apprentices and journeymen
  • Ensure compliance with Quality Control and Inspection
  • Act as the liaison between the General Contractor, Project Manager, and assigned crews
  • Champion the Company’s health and safety program and ensure all paperwork and meetings are completed
  • Monitor field productivity levels in accordance with project budget and schedules
  • Record and submit daily or weekly crew timesheets to the Project Manager for approval
  • Provide daily or weekly updates to the Project Manager
  • Refer staffing issues to the Project Manager or Superintendent for resolution
  • Refer change orders to the Project Manager for pricing and submission for approval
  • Maintain a Job Journal (and daily reports as required) with relevant information and documentation
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications to determine layout of plumbing systems, water supply networks, and waste and drainage systems
  • Install, repair, and maintain domestic, commercial, or industrial plumbing fixtures and systems
  • Locate and mark positions for pipe connections, passage holes, and fixtures in walls and floors
  • Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings
  • Measure, cut, bend, and thread pipes using hand and power tools or machines
  • Select the type and size of pipe required and measure, cut, thread, bend, clamp, solvent cement, or solder pipe
  • Assemble and install valves and fittings
  • Join pipe sections and secure them in position
  • Test pipes for leaks using air and water pressure gauges
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required Skills

  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to give and take orders and follow instructions
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and adhere to strict deadlines with little supervision
  • Excellent planning and time management skills
  • Strong leadership and motivation skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills


Required Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working as a Journeyman Plumber
  • Plumbing Trade Certification/Red Seal
  • Previous experience directing the work of small crews is required
  • Experience managing a variety of commercial projects simultaneously is preferred
  • Diesel piping experience is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current Plumbing Code and Blueprint reading
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is preferred


Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job for lifting, standing, kneeling, etc.
  • The Foreman Plumber may be required to operate a Company Vehicle; the successful candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and provide a clean driver’s abstract as a condition of employment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Trotter & Morton Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to hiring talented, qualified professionals without regard to race, age, gender, or any other protected ground and to providing an environment without discrimination.

Every effort is made to provide fair and equal employment and development opportunities and to ensure that our policies regarding hiring, compensation, promotions, and transfers are based solely on skills and capabilities, job requirements, job performance, and other job-related criteria.

If you have a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence, apply today and build a rewarding career as a member of our high-performing team.

We thank all applicants in advance, however, we will only contact candidates selected for an interview.


This position is located at 5151 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC. View the Google Map in full screen.