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Working As A Pipe Layer

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $38,280

    Average Salary

What Does A Pipe Layer Do At Cash Construction Company Inc.

* Installs repairs and lays pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains.
* Signal equipment operators to ensure a safe and proper excavation has been dug.
* Align and join sections of pipe.
* Coordinate all other activities in the excavation.
* Knowledge of tools and equipment necessary to perform the job.
* Checks slopes for conformation to requirements, using levels or lasers Cover pipes with earth or other materials Connect pipe pieces and seal joints, using cement or glue.
* Cut pipes to required lengths.
* Uses a variety of power and hand tools.
* Grade and level trench bases.
* Dig trenches to desired or required depths, by hand or using trenching tools Tap and drill holes into pipes to introduce auxiliary lines or devices Install and use instruments such as lasers, grade rods, and transit level Cleans tools, equipment and work areas

What Does A Pipe Layer Do At Hunter Contracting

* Know how to install Mechanical joint water line, and bolt together water line , install air release valves and inline valves
* Grade for flow of sewer line pipe.
* Lay 24 inch ductile water line and PVC sewer pipe.
* Set line and grade for water line/sewer, line prep grade for water lines / sewer lines.
* Install water line with gaskets and mechanical joints.
* Backfill waterline/ sewer line insures sewer line has a positive flow.
* Plans pipe, installation, or repair according to specifications.
* Aligns and positions pipes to prepare them for welding or sealing.
* Checks slopes for conformance to requirements and specifications.
* Calculating and adjusting grade using a level and a laser
* Selects type and size of pipe and related material according to job specifications.
* Measures and marks pipes to required length for cutting and threading.
* Cuts, threads, hammers, and welds pipe to specifications using saws, pipe threaders, and benders.
* Connects pipe pieces and seals joints.
* Locates existing pipes needing repair or replacement through potholing and/or excavation.
* Taps and drills holes into pipes to introduce auxiliary line or devices.
* Secures pipes to structures with clamps, brackets, and hangers.
* Grouting and clearing manholes.
* Inspects, examines, and tests installed systems and pipe lines using pressure hydrostatic testing, observation, or other testing methods.
* Plans installation or repair to avoid obstructions.
* Adheres to all Hunter Contracting Co. safety policies, procedures, and instructions from management.
* Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned

What Does A Pipe Layer Do At Spawglass Construction Co

* Locate underground utilities
* Set up a pipe laser to run grade
* Read and review blueprints
* Use various hand and power tools
* Calculate depth, grade and other measurements
* Work safely at all times
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Pipe Layer Do At Tradesmen International, Inc.

The responsibilities of the Pipe Layer include, but are not limited to

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Pipe Layer Demographics

Gender

Male

94.1%

Female

4.4%

Unknown

1.5%
Ethnicity

White

79.9%

Hispanic or Latino

11.6%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

1.6%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

81.3%

Dakota

6.3%

Arabic

6.3%

French

6.3%
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Pipe Layer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.6%

Weber State University

9.6%

Pennsylvania College of Technology

7.7%

Polk State College

5.8%

Tulsa Welding School

5.8%

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

5.8%

University of New Mexico

5.8%

Northwest Missouri State University

3.8%

University of South Dakota

3.8%

Pima Community College

3.8%

Eastern Washington University

3.8%

Central Texas College

3.8%

Mohave Community College

3.8%

Mesa Community College - Boswell

3.8%

Southern Technical College

3.8%

Everett Community College

3.8%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.8%

Forsyth Technical Community College

3.8%

Wake Technical Community College

3.8%

Delta State University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

15.7%

Precision Metal Working

10.0%

General Studies

9.6%

Criminal Justice

7.8%

Education

6.5%

Construction Management

6.1%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.3%

Automotive Technology

4.3%

Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies

4.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.9%

Drafting And Design

3.0%

Computer Science

3.0%

Management

3.0%

Information Technology

3.0%

Heating And Air Conditioning

3.0%

Fire Science And Protection

2.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.6%

Medical Technician

2.6%

Kinesiology

2.2%

Liberal Arts

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

53.1%

Certificate

15.1%

Associate

14.3%

Bachelors

12.7%

Diploma

2.4%

Masters

1.3%

License

1.1%
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Top Skills for A Pipe Layer

SewerLinesHeavyEquipmentWaterLinesRubberTireBackhoeLayPipeSealJointsWaterMainsHandToolsFireHydrantsStormDrainsSanitationSewersSewerPipePipeSystemsDIGTrenchesTandemDumpTrucksJobSiteWaterPipeGeneralLaborUndergroundUtilitiesPositionPipes

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Top Pipe Layer Skills

  1. Sewer Lines
  2. Heavy Equipment
  3. Water Lines
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Installed water services, pressure irrigation valves, sewer lines, storm drains, domestic water, and domestic water services.
  • Completed Heavy Equipment Training Seminar Safety Awareness.
  • Performed general labor duties while laying sewer, storm, and water lines in a residential construction site.
  • Experienced operating rubber tire backhoe, loader, excavator, skid steer, bull dozer and other heavy equipment.
  • Lay pipe in trench (tail man) Storm Drain Water Sewer Utilities Irrigation Occasional operating

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