Plumbing Foreman

Mechanical Denver, Colorado Pay Scale: Hourly Rate: $26.44 - $42.45


RK is a multifaceted, industry-leading, specialty contractor headquartered in Denver, CO, with decades of experience working in the construction, manufacturing and building services industries. As a second-generation family-owned enterprise, RK prides itself on developing strong relationships with customers, as true project partners, throughout the Mountain West region. RK brings creativity, performance and optimism to every project. 

RK Mechanical offers commercial and industrial plumbing, mechanical piping, process piping, HVAC and refrigeration construction.

The peRKs:

RK Contributions medical plans with HSA and FSA options for you and your family

  • Four medical plans with HSA and FSA options for you and your family
  • 401(k) plan with company match that is 100% immediately vested
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability plans available after one year
  • Company provided life insurance and AD&D with options for supplemental buy-ups.
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Weekly pay

In-house Programs

  • Career development training for all levels through RK University
  • Discounts on products and services for life necessities such as phone, internet, and work apparel 
  • Fun company and team building events, and volunteering opportunities

Partnership Programs

  • Confidential counseling for personal issues, financial advice and more
  • Discounts on entertainment including amusement park tickets, restaurant specials and more

What you’ll be working on:

  • Provide a safe work environment for you, RK crews, and all job site personnel. Assist Corporate Safety Managers as requested.
  • Customer satisfaction.
  • Work within the perimeters of trade specific project budget.
  • Ensure quality craftsmanship on trade specific system installations.
  • Plan specific trade installation approach and procedures.
  • Coordinate CPMI for specific trade.
  • Schedule daily and weekly trade activities.
  • Trade related material, tool, and equipment requisitions.
  • Trade specific journeyman to apprentice ratio.
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with all customers, external and internal.
  • Conflict Resolution.

What is expected of a Plumbing Foreman:

  • Indirect supervision.
  • Performs technical responsibilities.                                                                                                       
  • Contributes to the development and improvement of concepts, techniques and procedures.                                                           
  • Coordinates own tasks with a specific range of responsibilities under established procedures.        
  • Contributes to a team under general supervision of an experienced professional or manager.                          
  • Skilled specialist or recent college/university graduate.  
  • Role specific skills and experience required.                                                                     
  • Requires judgment or initiative in resolving issues and making recommendations.                                                  
  • Supervision and guidance of crews.

How you make Safety your top priority:

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.
  • All employees are accountable for safety and health and are empowered to stop work if an unsafe condition is present. Employees should immediately notify their supervisor so that the hazard may be corrected.
  • RK Mechanical employees and subcontractors are required to implement and maintain all safety and health systems practices including the training requirements of RK Mechanical Orientation, shop specific orientation, CPR/First Aid/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Identification and Reporting, and OSHA 10.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Work outside, inside, and in dusty, noisy and hazardous areas.
  • Work in high places, tight places, confined spaces and/or other adverse locations.
  • Climb, balance, squat, kneel and crouch.
  • Work in all types of weather.
  • Must have working knowledge of all trade materials and tools.
  • Ability to lift and carry 51 to 75 lbs. occasionally, and/or 31 to 45 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 16 to 22 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Denver Business Journal Denver-Area Private Companies: Ranked #21 in 2021, #19 in 2019 and various ranks in previous ten years or more

Denver Business Journal Denver-Area Private Sector Employers: Ranked #12 in 2022, #25 in 2021, #19 in 2019

Denver Business Journal Fastest-Growing Denver-Area Private Companies: Ranked #6, 2019

Denver Business Journal Fast 50 list: Ranked #6 2019

ABC’s Top 200 Performers: Ranked #31 in 2022, Ranked #22 in 2021, Ranked #16 in 2020, Ranked #18 in 2019

ABC’s Top 75 Trade Contractors: Ranked #11 in 2022, Ranked #7 in 2021

ABC’s Top Performers by Market:

Airport Contractor: Ranked #15 in 2022

Entertainment Contractor: Ranked #9 in 2022

High Tech Contractor: Ranked #8 in 2022

Hospitality Contractor: Ranked #10 in 2022

Mixed Use Contractor: Ranked #6 in 2022

Museums, Monuments and Parks Contractor: Ranked #9 in 2022

Office Contractor: Ranked #20 in 2022

Wellness Workdays and Harvard Medical School Best Wellness Employer Certification: 2019 Silver

ColoradoBiz Magazine Top Company 2021 Awards: Winner, Category: Construction + Engineering

ColoradoBiz Magazine Top Company 2017 Awards: Winner, Category: Construction + Engineering

ColoradoBiz Magazine Top 50 Family Owned Companies: Ranked #1 since 2011

ColoradoBiz Magazine Top 200 Private Companies: Ranked #8 in 2021 and 2020, Ranked #10 in 2019, Ranked #11 2018

ColoradoBiz Magazine Top 250 Private Companies: Every year since 2011

American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Award: 2020 (Gold), 2019 (Gold), 2018 (Gold), 2017 (Silver), 2016 (Platinum), 2015 (Gold)

Colorado Workforce Development Council: Celebration of Excellence in Apprenticeship, 2018 Outstanding Employer

Business Experiential Learning Commission: 2020 Colorado Apprentice Award, Employer category

Engineering News Record Specialty Contractor of the Year - Mountain States: 2020

Health Links Healthy Workplace: Certified leader in 2022 and 2021



ABC’s Top 20 Plumbing/HVAC Contractors: Ranked #2 in 2022, Ranked #3, 2021, Ranked #2, 2020

Denver Business Journal Denver-Area Mechanical Contractors: Ranked #1 since 2015

ABC Excellence In Construction Awards (Regional)

Miramar - Salt Lake Data Center, 2021 Award of Excellence

Ascent Union Station, 2020 Award of Excellence

Engineering News Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors: #97 in 2022, #101 in 2021, #95 in 2020, #70 in 2019, #67 in 2018

Engineering News Record Top 50 Mechanical Firms: #33 in 2022, #47 in 2021, #39 in 2020, #29 in 2019, 2011-2017



ABC STEP Awards: Diamond level: 2022, 2017, Platinum level: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

ACCA Award Member: Safety Master’s Club

AGC Safety Utah: Silver Award with 5 stars, 2022



Denver Business Journal Corporate Foundations: Ranked # 6 in 2021, #7 in 2020, #6 in 2019

Denver Business Journal Denver Area Corporate Philanthropists: Ranked #22 in 2021, #23 in 2020

The Civic 50 Colorado: One of the most community-minded companies 2020, 2019

Carson J Spencer Foundation: 2015 Corporate Shooting Star Award for RK’s suicide prevention efforts


RK Industries, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law