Utility Construction Pipe Layer (2TX.22)
American States Water Company
Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, American States Utility Services, Inc. contracts with the federal government to provide water and wastewater services that include operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, and constructing new systems on military installations throughout the United States. The installations where we presently operate are home to nearly 350,000 military and civilian personnel and families.We proudly deliver these vital services to military installations in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas (including southeastern New Mexico),Virginia, Florida, and Kansas.Serving those who serve.United States Veterans, Reservists, Guardsmen and Military Spouses encouraged to applyPRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:Observes all Federal, State and Company safety rules, regulations, policies and proceduresPerforms physical construction including, but not limited to, digging ditches or trenches, backfilling excavations, and compacting and leveling earth to grade specifications using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers and rakesUses a mechanized pipe saw and differentiate blade types for project specific requirements.Cuts PVC and DIP pipe to required lengths and bevel ends for installation.Uses pipe lasers to set grade, reads and uses a grade rod, and sets up and uses a transit to check alignment and gradeConnects different pipe types and sizes. This requires knowledge of gaskets (both integral and installed), lubrication of gaskets, the proper method to "home" sewer and water pipes and the knowledge of primed and glued pipe.Positions, aligns and lays out differing pipe routes by communicating with supervisors/foreman. This will include verbal, written or following provided construction plan sets.Signals equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery, equipment and materials.Connects water and sewer pipe fittings, to include PVC push on fittings, ductile iron mechanical joint fittings and the required proper restraint mechanisms.Installs proper bell joint restraint to include the use and understanding of bell harnesses and a joint restraint table.Performs backfilling and compaction to meet backfill requirements, utilizing rammers (jumping jacks) and remotely controlled pneumatic compactors.Performs sewer manhole installations, to include proper joint installation and joint wrap and setting and securing a manhole frame and cover.Sets final trench grades by hand digging or using trenching tools.Sets trench boxes and performs pipe installations. This could involve the use of mechanical tampering equipment or hand tools.Performs taps and drills on existing or new water pipes for service line installation. This would include both PVC and DIP pipe tapping and drilling and sizes up to two inches in diameter.Performs pipe repairs and replacements.Sets braces to support the sides of excavations. This would include the installation and use of hydraulic shoring.Loads, unloads, identifies and distributes utility materials to the appropriate location, according to project plans and specifications.Cleans and prepares construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:High school diploma or GED requiredRequires field experience working in city and urban type areas working around existing utilitiesOne year (1) of verifiable experience as a pipe layer.Must work well with others and participate on a crew.Ability to train, communicate and aid others in pipe laying activities.Working knowledge of general hand tools, power tools and compaction equipment to include rammers (jumping jack) and walk behind/remote operated compactorsMust possess and maintain a valid Driver's License issued by the state where employedMust be a United State CitizenMust take and pass Federal OSHA and or State Mandated Safety training with annual refresher courses as required by the associated regulations for this Position.Such training will be provided by company and compliance is mandatoryPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Work in extreme weather conditionsLift and carry loads up to 50lbs and push or pull up to 75lbsWork in confined spacesWork in areas exposed to noise and chemicalsStanding, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing/puling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, vision, hearing, talking, hand & foot controlsThe responsibilities of this position will involve access to information that may be considered confidential, private and sensitive.Therefore, the individual filling this position will be required to both allow and pass a background check in addition to a physical exam.NOTE: Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with special needs to perform the essential functions.The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies associated with this job.