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Roto Rooter Service Technician-Military and Veteran Friendly in Orland Park, Illinois

Apprentice Plumber - Military Veteran Friendly

Roto-Rooter hires military veterans and offers excellent career paths for military personnel who are planning to transition into new civilian professions. Throughout our 84 years in business, we've learned that your service training, and the military structure you're used to, are a great fit in our company. Roto-Rooter is a military-friendly company that is seeking military talent.

Roto-Rooter is hiring apprentice plumbers/ entry level plumbing & drain service technicians. Our outstanding pay and excellent benefits package exceeds that of other trades and vocations, and the pay offered by local plumbing companies. People with good communication skills and a mechanical aptitude will thrive in this job.

First year Roto-Rooter apprentice plumbers can expect top-pay, earning $55,000, on average. Pay goes up quickly year after year as you gain more experience. Our most experienced licensed and Master Plumbers earn more than $100,000 per year. Don't worry about long commutes to the office every day. Stay local and work in the community where you live.

Even without prior plumbing experience, you can succeed in this trade if you’re mechanically inclined. We'll provide an initial 12 weeks of paid training plus continual training at our plumbing school. We'll also guide you through the plumber licensing process while you learn the trade. You’ll earn while you learn and enjoy great benefits, job security and career advancement opportunities at Roto-Rooter.

Roto-Rooter is the largest national plumbing repair company – a stable, publicly traded company, not a family-owned business. That means there is nothing and nobody standing in the way of your career advancement at Roto-Rooter. Our company culture recognizes and rewards performance, ability and hard work. We also pride ourselves on a supportive work environment. We’re a team, we look out for each other and have open lines of communication with management.


Roto-Rooter is still hiring during the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re conducting interviews using a variety of safe methods that eliminate the need to meet in person. We continue to conduct service calls with enhanced personal protective equipment to keep our employees and customers safe while reducing the chance of spreading the virus.

Roto-Rooter apprentice plumbers/ service technicians use their skills to provide solutions to plumbing and drain problems. In this role, you will perform plumbing & drain services for both residential and commercial customers, in many cases using Roto-Rooter’s proprietary tools and drain cleaning machines. A service call begins with diagnosing problems then providing cost estimates to close the sale. Next, you'll make the necessary repairs for the customer and document estimates and invoices, both in writing and on a provided smart phone. Finally, you’ll collect payment and move on to the next service call.

There are no quotas to meet and we will work with you on a flexible work schedule so you can maintain a work/ home life balance. We also offer easy transfers to any other Roto-Rooter Branch in the nation, should you ever want to relocate.

A minimum of 2 years mechanical experience preferred, but not required if you're mechanically inclined, have good communication skills, are self-motivated, and hold a valid driver's license.

The following military occupations specialties (MOS) are especially strong fits at Roto-Rooter: Army Field 12K, 15B-15Z, 25L, 91A-91Z, 94A-94Z. Navy NEC 6199, 001797, 47-2152, 47-3015, Air Force AFSC 552X5 and Marine Corps 1171 MOS. However, any military-trained individuals, especially those with mechanical skills, have a track record of success at Roto-Rooter.

If job security and career advancement are what you're looking for, Roto-Rooter is the place for you. We promote from within, whenever possible, and we'll help you succeed in all your career goals. We care about the health and welfare of our employees and their families. That's why we provide an extensive employee benefits package, including:

  • Medical insurance

  • Prescription Drug Card

  • Dental Insurance

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Training

  • Life Insurance

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Profit sharing

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, military status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External Company Name: Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service

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Street: 18404 South 116th Ave