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Pipe Layer Trainee

Metropolitan Utilities District

Public Safety

Job title:
Pipe Layer Trainee

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Position Summary
The Pipe Layer Trainee is trained in the classroom, on-the-job and while assisting other Construction personnel. The Pipe Layer Trainee must successfully complete all required classroom and field training, written and proficiency testing occurring during or prior to the end of a twenty-four (24) month training period to become eligible for consideration for advancement to the position of Pipe Layer.

Essential Functions
•Install and repair pre-stressed concrete, steel, plastic or iron gas and water mains, gas services and drips, gas and water valves and hydrants.
•Excavate ground using equipment, tools (picks, shovels, spades, probe rods) or by hand to locate and excavate underground piping systems and facilities.
•Prepares and joins pipes and fittings to ensure proper fit and function.
•Backfill, tamp, and restore excavations to proper compaction and to original condition.
•Direct traffic with the use of flag(s) to safely divert traffic away from work area(s).
•Operate a variety of District equipment and vehicles, to include trucks with manual transmissions.
•Perform the physical requirements of position (see attached Physical Demands).
•Assist crew members as directed to ensure work performed is completed effectively and in accordance with established procedures and standards.
•Maintain/clean equipment and tools to keep in good working order.
•Efficient written and verbal communication skills, in English, to assist internal and external customers, co-workers and management professionally, regardless of provocation. Comply with and understand all pertinent District policies and procedures.

Required for All Jobs
•Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.
•Understand and comply with all District policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements
•Minimum of 1 year Prior construction experience Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Efficiently and effectively speak, read, comprehend, and write English.
•Experience with personal computers, tablets, and/or other electronic devices to include familiarity with, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word) and enterprise-wide software (e.g., SAP). (Entry proficiency)
•Ability to learn new or upgraded computer software as required.

•High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) Required

Licenses and Certifications
•Have and maintain a valid driver’s license Upon Hire Required
•Class A CDL License with no restrictions and tanker endorsement; Maintain valid CDL license while holding position within 90 Days Required
•Pre-employment Background Check, Drug Screen and Physical. Upon Hire Required and
•Hearing Screen. Upon Hire Required and
•Employee(s) in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Operator Qualifications testing requirements. Upon Hire Required and
•Employee(s) in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing provisions. This includes post-accident, random, reasonable suspension and return to duty testing. Upon Hire Required
•Pre-employment and/or post-offer physical demands screening Upon Hire Required

*Please see job posting on our Careers site for a full list of physical demands
*Please ensure the application is filled out thoroughly to be considered for this position
An Equal Opportunity Employer “Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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Posted on:
March 8, 2024

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