Pipe Layer Job Description

A pipe layer or pipeline layer is a construction laborer or tradesman tasked with laying steel pipe in pipeline construction.

Pipe layers are usually employed by construction crews that build pipelines for natural gas.

They are also employed by gas or oil refineries, where they build new piping or maintain existing pipelines.

Pipe layers enter construction sites in all-terrain vehicles, which they carry with them, along with tools such as shovels, augers, and pipe cutters.

While pipe layers carry these tools with them, they do not usually carry ladders or other heavy equipment.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Pipe Layer to work on a variety of construction projects. You will be responsible for installing and repairing pipes and other plumbing systems. This is a physically demanding job, so you must be in good shape and able to lift heavy objects.

Pipe Layer Duties:

  • Perform pre-assembly and assembly of pipes and/or conduit
  • Anchor equipment to floor or roof
  • Fabricate and bend pipe and conduit
  • Install pipe and conduit
  • Install, connect, and test underground piping systems
  • Engage with general contractors and subcontractors
  • Conducting job safety meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Pipe Layer Responsibilities:

  • Build, lay, and support pipe and cable for transmission and distribution lines
  • Keep equipment maintained, including oil, fuel, and grease
  • Minimize disruption to customers by working incrementally and delivering finished sections in a timely manner
  • Install pipe in horizontal and vertical applications, and overhead and underground transmission cables
  • Work with large and small diameter pipe

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Requirements And Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED and 2-3 years experience in the field
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, specifications, and plans
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of common hand and power tools
  • Ability to climb ladders

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