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FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Reports to: Foreman/Supervisor

Effective Date: Sept 15, 2016

Summary: Pipe layers carry out the initial groundwork for construction by laying down pipes that provide sewage disposal, drainage or water. They also lay pipes that carry gas to be used as fuel or distribute oil.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Grade trenches or culverts by hand or with equipment.

  • Give hand signals to the operator.

  • Position pipe and seal joints.

  • Check slopes and grades using lasers, builder’s levels, and levels.

  • Cut pipe to required lengths using chop saws and handsaws.

  • Install or repair sanitary sewer or storm water structures.

  • Use rigging properly and inspect carefully.

  • Grout pipes.

  • Raise boxes and manholes to grade.

  • Install pipe for water, storm, sewer and conduits.

  • Install or use pipe lasers, grade rods and transit levels.

  • Dig trenches as required, by hand or using other trenching tools.

  • Locate existing utilities with shovels and other hand tools.

  • Tap holes in manholes and other pipes, as necessary for service connections.

  • Hand-tighten to specified tension all mechanical joint fittings.

  • Mix concrete and pour thrust blocks by hand.  

  • Use compression fittings for water services.

  • Install meter boxes.

  • Install fire hydrants.

  • Glue fittings using appropriate sealant.

- Follow all excavation guidelines.  Work safe and take responsibility for your actions.

- Grease and check fluids as appropriate on all equipment.

  • Clean and perform minor maintenance.


- Keep job site clean.  PICK UP TRASH.


- Take pride and demonstrate workmanship in all that you do.


- Show professionalism in all things.


- Any and all other duties directed by job foreman/supervisor


  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies

  • Technical Skills - Shares expertise with others.

  • Interpersonal - Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control.

  • Oral Communication - Responds well to questions.

  • Team Work - Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Upholds organizational values.

  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.

  • Professionalism - Accepts responsibility for own actions.

  • Quality - Monitors own work to ensure quality.

  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Works quickly.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Math Ability:

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills:

No Computer skills needed.  


Certificates and Licenses: 

No certifications needed

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.


To Apply, please complete the employment application and return it to our office or visit our office location to complete an application in person.


Office Address: 7907 Commerce Dr, Denver, NC 28037


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