Pipe Layer at Texas Sterling Construction

Posted in Facilities 19 days ago.

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Location: San Antonio, Texas

Job Description:
Texas Sterling Construction

Pipe Layer

US-TX-San Antonio

Job ID: 2019-3430
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 2
Category: Other
San Antonio, TX


The Pipe Layer is responsible for installing underground pipes, which vary in size from 6”-108” for residential, civil, and commercial projects. Installation of the pipe includes positioning, joining, and aligning the pipes at proper depths, angles, and grades. The Pipe Layer is essential in communicating with other team members regarding the excavating activities associated with installing the pipe to ensure work is performed safety and efficiently.


  • Cut pipes to required lengths. Uses demo saw and other power tools. May also run power compaction tools.
  • Installs and repairs wet and dry utility pipe including sanitary and storm water sewer structures and pipe systems.
  • Helps move pipe into trenches, lays pipe in trench, helps initial backfill.
  • Connects pipe pieces and seal joints, using appropriate tools and materials to secure pipe.
  • Assembles pipe to pass all requires pressure tests.
  • Works with and monitors fellow workers to insure safety and productivity.
  • Performs pre task planning tasks.
  • Experience operating equipment within a Pipe Crew environment such as an excavator or loader is preferred but not necessary.
  • Experience operating equipment safely and productively in and around active highway traffic under Maintenance of Traffic conditions and live traffic on a highway construction project is preferred.
  • General housekeeping, light maintenance of equipment, proper care of equipment, operating the equipment without damaging it along with maintenance checks of equipment including reporting usage/utilization hours on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning loads in response to hand or audio signals from other crew members.


Required Experience:

At least 2 years of experience laying pipe in Highway Construction is required.

Required Skills:

• Strength and Endurance: Pipe Layer positions are physically demanding, and a high level of physical fitness is required.
• Communication: Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills are necessary as proper completion of an assigned job and working safe will be highly dependent upon this ability.
• Flexibility: Ability to work in a number of diverse locations is pertinent, as work locations may change daily.
• Coordination: Balance, depth perception and eye-hand coordination are critical.
• Expected Hours: Hours will vary by job, location and season. Working a night shift may be required.
• Work Ethic: Dedicated and hard working.