The Pipe Layer will report to the Director and or Foreman for daily assignment(s).  The Pipe Layer is responsible for preparing and installing underground pipelines in preparation for road construction, in addition to having the general responsibility to provide support and assistance to the other Excavation and heavy equipment operators.

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Abode job site with excavation in progress.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reports to shop at the start of shift for the daily assignments.  Routine duties are performed with minimal supervision with occasional check of work while in progress, and work being reviewed upon completion.
  • The responsibilities of the Pipe Layer include, but are not limited to: General install of sanitary and storm water sewer structures and pipe systems. 
  • Dig trenches to desired or required depths, by hand or using trenching tools.
  • Lay out pipe routes, following specifications or blueprints, and coordinating layouts with supervisor.
  • Cut pipes to required lengths. 
  • Assist in aligning pipes during pipeline construction.
  • Align and position pipes to prepare them for welding or sealing. 
  • Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers. 
  • Connect pipe pieces and seal joints, using welding equipment, cement, or glue. 
  • Tap and drill holes into pipes to introduce auxiliary lines or devices. 
  • Cover pipes with earth or other materials. 
  • Grade and level trench bases, using tamping machines and hand tools.
  • Other general labor and construction related duties as required. 
  • Cleans up jobsites and fills scrap dumpsters by hand, using carts, wheelbarrows, and barrels.
  • Assists with loading or unloading trucks as needed.
  • Conducts weekly inventory of materials in storage area and reports to supervisor.
  • Unloads materials from vendors’ delivery trucks at storage area, checks accuracy of delivery ticket and signs receipt for materials.  Reports discrepancies to supervisor.
  • Assists with basic and minor callbacks.
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures
  • Prioritizes assigned tasks.
  • Handles multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Equipment cleanliness and maintenance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Thoroughness.
  • Time Management.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This job operates both in a professional office environment and a job site environment. Office Environment – While performing the duties of this role, the employee routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  Job site environments – While performing the duties of this role, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to use hand tools.
  • Ability to stand, crouch, and climb to perform repairs, use ladders, and perform various types of manual labor.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Vision (with correction) sufficient for reading and performing assigned tasks.
  • Basic arithmetic ability needed to take inventory and figure measurements.
  • Job involves occasional climbing stairs while carrying materials weighing up to 50 pounds when the job cannot be stocked any other way.
  • Job is exposed to airborne dusts, and elements associated with new construction, moderate to loud noises, vibrations associated with operation of saws and hammers, improperly illuminated or awkward and confined working spaces, as well as lifting as carrying of awkward or heavy items and materials.
  • Requires employee to work regular hours of operation on construction site.

Position Type/ Hours of Work
This is a regular / full-time / non-exempt position. 

Some travel is expected for this position, typically in a company vehicle.

Education and Experience

  • High School or  G.E.D. preferred
  • Two-year degree or certificate from an accredited two-year college, university or technical school for Construction or Excavation.
  • 2-years of equivalent related experience in the construction industry.
  • CDL and or Class 5 Drivers License, or equivalent preferred.
  • 3+ years experience in underground pipe laying preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in road construction preferred. 

Other Duties Disclaimer:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Title: Excavation Pipe Layer
Department: Excavation
Reports To: Director of Excavation
FLSA Status: RFT / Hourly / Non-Exempt

To apply, please email your resume and or application to Julie in Human Resources