Andgar Mechanical has served Western Washington for 88 years as a high-quality and trustworthy source for heating, cooling, and plumbing. And right now, they’re looking for licensed commercial journeyman plumbers to join their team at Andgar’s Ferndale headquarters.
In addition, Andgar employees may participate in a health savings account, vision and long-term disability coverage, and a 401k plan with company matching. Generous employee discounts for Andgar residential services are also given, providing HVAC support to employees and their families when they need it most.
These full-time positions offer hourly wages of $40 to $60 per hour depending on experience, as well as numerous benefits, including paid holidays, paid time off, company-paid medical, dental, and life insurance, a company cellphone, and a stocked service van with a gas card.
As many journeyman-level and master plumbers retire, companies like Andgar are seeking quality licensed journeyman-level plumbers to take their places and train the next generation of apprentices, all while tending to the commercial fieldwork Andgar is known and respected for.
“The trades industry seems very short on journeyman-level plumbers,” notes Andgar Human Resources Manager Lena Krutsinger. “There are currently not enough licensed plumbers to train upcoming apprentices to fill the volume of projected work.”
A Commitment to Quality
Those interested in working for Andgar will find a workplace dedicated to integrity, quality, and safety.
The company — which currently has 25 employees in its commercial plumbing division and about 170 overall — maintains an incredible reputation up and down the Interstate 5 corridor.
“It’s a great group of people,” Krutsinger says of working at Andgar. “We’re very close-knit and ready to help employees be successful. We know that it is only with qualified, quality people that we can provide our customers the professionalism, integrity, and craftsmanship they deserve.”
And there is no shortage of work to be had, as Andgar operates throughout Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties. The company provides a traveling benefit for employees who cross more than two county lines during their workday, as well as a regional wage benefit for leads and foreman who do the same.
Andgar also offers employee referral bonuses, meaning that any employee who refers a friend or acquaintance to an open position at the company is entitled to extra compensation. Half the bonus will be paid upon the referral’s job interview, with the second half paid 90 days after the referral has been hired.
Forging the Right Path
The company is also committed to continuing professional development for its employees. Andgar operates a learning management system, and its Andgar University program provides quality training and extended learning for those wishing to advance their careers or simply maintain their licenses. In Washington State, journeyman and master plumbers require 16 hours of approved continuing education every two years to maintain their plumbing licenses.
The company facilitates hands-on learning experiences that supplement and strengthen the safety and success of employees. Whether your goal is to become a master plumber or even transition to other specialties within Andgar, they are dedicated to helping you get where you want to go.
Andgar also provides certifications for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), and other industry-recognized credentials. Andgar is a part of Associated General Contractors of America, a federal organization committed to contractor safety and professionalism. As such, Andgar maintains a strictly drug- and alcohol-free environment, and hiring is subject to a drug test. Random drug testing is also conducted post-hire.
Diverse Projects and Collaborations
Andgar’s commercial plumbing division provides a wide variety of services, from design-and-build collaborations with architects, developers, and general contractors to general installation work.
Commercial installations include boiler, chiller, compressed air, process piping, rain harvesting, sewer, and wastewater systems, in building types like retail stores, hospitals, and schools.
Previous high-profile clients in Whatcom County include Hexcel Aerospace Manufacturing, Barkley Cornerstone Apartments, Puget Sound Energy’s service center, Forest Garden Student Housing, and Janicki Industries.
So, if you’re ready to take the next step in your commercial plumbing career, Andgar would love to meet with you and explore future opportunities together.
For more information on this position and Andgar, please visit their website.