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Zachry Construction Corporation Pipe Layer in Gaffney, South Carolina

Extraordinary commitment runs deep at Zachry. Here, dedicated men and women have the opportunity to work on challenging projects alongside those who value innovation and support team efforts in all our endeavors. We take care of our team members as family, within a culture of service where we do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Our core values are at the center of every decision we make:

Every Person Matters®

Together We Can Do Great Things®

This Is More Than a Job®

Job Summary

Pipe Layers are responsible for assembling, connecting, and constructing pipe systems for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Ensures ground is prepped and trenches are dug out for pipes. Also aligns pipes and seals joints together with cement or glue. Pipe Layers will work with the pipe crew setting RCP and RCB pipe for pipe extensions and full pipe crossings.

Essential Functions

  • May operate hand and or power tools

  • Follow all required safety rules, policies, and guidelines

  • Set up the laser with grades and verify all percentage slopes on drawings

  • Make necessary corrections with field supervision

  • Configure pipe routes

  • Align pipes in pipeline sections

  • Dig trenches with trenching tools

  • Insert the pipe into trenches

  • Insert spaces in between pipes

  • Pull out defective or misaligned pipes

  • 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, drains, and water mains

  • Grade trenches or culverts

  • Seal joints

  • 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

  • Work with concrete pipes

    This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. The job summary is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required .

    Required Skills & Experience

  • At least 3-5 years in utility roadway construction

  • Physical ability to perform assigned tasks

  • Basic knowledge of operating hand and power tools of various types

  • Knowledge of working with concrete pipes

  • Previous experience setting up to 42" RCP

  • Previous experience with safety end treatments

  • Flexibility to work days & nights as needed

    Benefits and EOE

    Zachry offers an industry-leading benefits package for our employees and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance

  • 401k, Paid leave, and Bonus Program

  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance

  • Employee assistance program

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    Zachry Construction Corporation performs heavy civil and building work throughout the United States, and relocation is sometimes required for continuous employment opportunities.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

    Notice to Staffing Agencies

    Zachry Construction Corporation and its subsidiaries (Zachry) will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zachry, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zachry mailing address or email address, directly to Zachry employees, or to Zachry’s resume database will be considered Zachry property. Zachry will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Zachry will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Zachry’s recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid, fully executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Zachry will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Zachry’s Human Resources Representative or his/her designee. No other Zachry employee is authorized to bind Zachry to any agreement regarding placement of candidates by Agency.