Who is a Mechanical Contractor?

In common usage, a mechanical contractor can be a company or an individual. If someone asks, “Who was the mechanical contractor on that job?” the answer may be the name of the company that built and installed the plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration; in any building, these are called the “mechanical systems.” On the other hand, if the owner, president or any general officer of that company is asked what he does for a living, he would properly respond, “I am a mechanical contractor.” Many mechanical contractors both build and service mechanical systems, although some do only one or the other.

A mechanical contractor employs many specialists within the overall structure of the company. Many of these are listed here.

Executive Staff

  • Owner/CEO
  • Vice President
  • Comptroller/CFO
  • Director
  • New Business Development/Marketing

Management Office

  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Clerical Staff
  • Executive Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant

Professional Trades

  • Supervisor
  • Foreman
  • Journeyman Plumber
  • Journeyman Steamfitter
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Apprentice Plumber
  • Apprentice Streamfitter

Professional Support Staff

  • Safety Director
  • CADD Director
  • Service Dispatcher

Management Jobsite

  • Project Manager
  • Cost Estimator
  • Coordinator
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Project Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Engineer
  • Planner/Scheduler