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Job Title: Pipe Layer

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Pipe Layer to join our team. The Pipe Layer will be responsible for installing and repairing underground pipelines, sewer lines, and water mains. The ideal candidate will have experience in laying pipes, operating heavy machinery, and working in a construction environment.


  • Read and interpret blueprints and construction plans to determine the layout of pipes and the required materials
  • Install and repair underground pipelines, sewer lines, and water mains
  • Operate heavy machinery, such as excavators and backhoes, to dig trenches and lay pipes
  • Connect pipes using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, or soldering, depending on the material of the pipe
  • Test pipes for leaks and ensure that they are properly aligned and graded
  • Backfill trenches and compact soil to ensure that the pipes are properly supported
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment and tools
  • Adhere to safety regulations and maintain a clean and organized work area


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Proven experience as a Pipe Layer or similar role
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and construction plans
  • Experience operating heavy machinery, such as excavators and backhoes
  • Knowledge of different types of pipes and their installation methods
  • Ability to work in a team environment and follow instructions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Physical stamina and strength to perform manual labor and operate heavy machinery
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation

Working Conditions: The Pipe Layer will work outdoors in various weather conditions and may be required to work in confined spaces. The job may require lifting heavy objects and working in awkward positions. The Pipe Layer may also be required to work overtime and weekends, depending on project deadlines.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a

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What is the best way to find and hire a Pipe Layer near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Pipe Layer applicants. Employers posting their Pipe Layer job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Pipe Layer applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Pipe Layer are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 11 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Pipe Layer positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Pipe Layer role?
SMS has 92% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Pipe Layer job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Pipe Layers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 190% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Pipe Layer applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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