SD Field Apprentice - Learn a Trade!
San Diego, CA
Full Time


San Diego, CA

Field Apprentice


Founded over 40 years ago, American Leak Detection is the world leader in the accurate, non-destructive detection of hidden water, sewer, gas and swimming pool leaks. American Leak Detection sets the standard for non-invasive leak detection and repair using proprietary methods and the most advanced, sophisticated technology. Our customers include residential homeowners and industry professionals like plumbers, building contractors, insurance adjusters, apartment managers, drain cleaners, restoration specialists, and municipalities.

American Leak Detection is looking for a highly motivated, independent worker to join our team as a Field Apprentice. Great candidates will be mechanically inclined, comfortable with learning and using new technology, and also be ready to work both inside and outside in all weather conditions. This position requires intermittent, often heavy, physical labor. We provide paid training, all the tools needed to perform your job duties, and hands-on training with a senior technician. Earn while you learn a new trade.

Duties include:


  • Preparatory:

    • Go over scope of job(s) the day before

    • Arrive early to ensure assigned truck is clean and equipped with all the necessary tools and equipment for that day

    • Present a professional appearance with ALD approved apparel and work boots

  • In the Field:

    • Display warm and professional communication with customers

    • Follow instructions of assigned technician

    • Accept constructive feedback

    • Be attentive and stay ready to perform the next task

    • Assist with navigation to the next job

    • Utilize travel time between jobs to ask questions, review work, and to prepare for the next job

  • Scope of Learning:

    • Leak detection:

      • Underground piping systems

      • Sewers

      • Gas systems

      • Swimming pools and spas

    • Plumbing related repair work

    • Line location

    • Advanced training includes scuba certification and mastering underground line tracking, video, ultrasonic, infrared and video technologies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 21+ for company vehicle insurance purposes

  • Valid California Driver’s License

  • Clean driving record

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening

  • Ability to move/lift up to 100 pounds

  • Experience using power tools

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to work independently

  • Neat, professional appearance

  • Must be able to meet physical labor requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical and labor background

  • Familiarity with leak detection, plumbing, irrigation and/or experience in plumbing slab/sewer work

Education Level: High School or equivalent

Salary/Wage: Competitive salary, negotiable with experience

Benefits: Paid vacation, paid holidays, 401K matching, health insurance, paid training


Start a career today with American Leak Detection!

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