plumber's helper

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plumb·er's helper

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Noun1.plumber's helper - hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
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"I think this interview is a little premature," he said, adding, "I don't know, maybe after this is over, I'll go back to Washington and be a plumber's helper again."
He started working for me as a plumber's helper in 1993.
Thacker had been laid off as a plumber's helper and was out of money, according to Reuters.