Pipe Layer

December 2, 2021
December 31, 2021
Temporary to Permanent
Skilled Trade
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Job Description:

  • Responsible for assembling, connecting and constructing pipe systems for storm or sanitation sewers, drains and water mains
  • Ensures ground is prepped and trenches dug out for pipes
  • Aligns pipes and seals joints together with cement or glue.
  • Pipe layers do a great deal of manual labor; must be ability to lift 50-100 lbs

Salary Range: $18.00 - $25.00 per hour (DOE)

Job Locations: Charlottesville and surrounding areas; Waynesboro


  • Configure pipe route
  • Align pipes in pipeline sections
  • Dig trenches with trenching tools
  • Slide pipe into trenches
  • Insert spaces in between pipes
  • Pull out defective or misaligned pipes
  • Correct alignments with sledgehammers
  • Inspect places where pipes are fitted together to ensure pipes are spaced out properly and according to specifications
  • Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers drain and water mains
  • Grade trenches or culverts
  • Seal joints
  • Use glue or welding equipment to ensure pipes are tightly fitted
  • Ensure pipes are fitted and aligned using grade rods or transit levels
  • Cover pipes with dirt or other material
  • Drill holes into pipes for auxiliary lines 
  • Perform continual maintenance on pipes and replace those needing repair 
  • Utilize magnetic or radio indicators

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