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"Pipelayer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Pipelayer"

1) Align and position pipes to prepare them for welding or sealing.

2) Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers.

 

3) Connect pipe pieces and seal joints, using welding equipment, cement, or glue.

4) Cover pipes with earth or other materials.

5) Cut pipes to required lengths.

 

6) Dig trenches to desired or required depths, by hand or using trenching tools.

7) Grade and level trench bases, using tamping machines and hand tools.

8) Install and repair sanitary and stormwater sewer structures and pipe systems.

9) Lay out pipe routes, following written instructions or blueprints, and coordinating layouts with supervisors.

10) Locate existing pipes needing repair or replacement, using magnetic or radio indicators.

11) Tap and drill holes into pipes to introduce auxiliary lines or devices.

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12) Install and use instruments such as lasers, grade rods, and transit levels.

13) Operate mechanized equipment such as pickup trucks, rollers, tandem dump trucks, front-end loaders, and backhoes.

14) Train others in pipe-laying, and provide supervision.

Job Description for "Pipelayer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Pipelayer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  47-2151.00


 

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