A Pipelayer is responsible for installation of all varieties of underground utilities including water, sewer, storm, hydro/tel, etc. Must be able to complete all tasks associated with the actual pipe installation as well (i.e. overbuild manholes, grouting, benching, drop structures, etc.) Perform tasks involving physical labour and operate hand power tools of all types: jack hammers, compaction equipment, shovels, lutes, surveying and measuring equipment, pipe laser and a variety of other equipment and instruments.
Must have a minimum 3 years construction experience in the utility installation industry.
Experience and understanding of the technical nature of each project type (water, sewer, storm, and hydro/tel).
Ability to install all types of utilities and maintain quality and safety standards.
Able to understand blue prints to determine location and formation of the pipe.
Ability to determine grades and proficiently use the associated measuring equipment. (i.e. pipe laser, builders level, theodolite, etc.)
Must have a valid BC driver’s license.
Ability to work without close supervision.
Ability to lead a small group in the absence of a supervisor.
Must be able to perform heavy manual labour under adverse weather conditions.
Extensive knowledge of construction materials, tools, and machinery used.
Must be capable of working in trenches, excavations, and manholes.
Ability to effectively communicate and lead team members.
Ability to effectively communicate and problem solve with site supervisors, team members, subcontractors, and the general public.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with construction personnel, equipment operators, supervisors, crew and sub- contractors.
Required to have valid First Aid Level 1 certification, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Rigging, and Excavation Safety.
Required PPE: Steel toed boots, work clothes (long sleeve and full pants), hard hat, high visibility vest, safety glasses, hearing protection, half mask respirator and work gloves.