Flippo Construction Company, Inc
  • 14-Jul-2017 to 12-Sep-2017 (EST)
  • Other
  • Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full benefits Employee Stock-Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k) Retirement Plan, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (HCFSA), Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA), Life Insurance, Safety Boot Program, Prescription Safety Glasses Program, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


All applicants for the position of Pipelayer shall meet the following minimum requirements:

1. Successfully pass an alcohol and controlled substances screen, in accordance with Flippo Construction Company, Inc. policies and guidelines and/or those regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or other government   agencies.

2. Possess the physical and mental ability to perform all work components as listed in this "Job Description."

3. Have a means of transportation in order to report to a designated job location at the specified starting time, each work day.

4. The starting wage rate for this position depends upon the division and job classification for which you are hired, and can fluctuate between divisions for the same job classification.


JOB DESCRIPTION (General Information):

Your POSITION or "JOB CLASS"  (Pipelayers) and your starting salary is set at the time you are hired. Both are determined by the Personnel Director and/or the Supervisor that you will be working for.  Their decision is based upon the completeness of your application, the interview process, your references, your values and behavior, your talent, your previous construction experience, your job knowledge in our line of work and finally, how well we perceive you to "fit in" with our employees and management philosophies. 

Any future promotions and/or pay increases are determined strictly by your work performance, continuing knowledge and attitude at the time of your evaluation.

Your primary responsibilities as a Pipelayer are the operational planning, installation and/or repair of water, storm, sewer, gas, and conduit lines.  In addition, you must have a thorough knowledge of excavation and overall jobsite safety.  You are considered a leader, who must possess the ability to supervise other crew members and perform quality work.  You are required to follow all policies and rules of Flippo Construction Company, Inc., and to physically assist in each phase of work to be done, which includes, but is not limited to:

1. Read, identify, and understand blueprints related to all above and below ground utilities. Make sure you are working with up to date blueprints.

2. Set up of lasers and/or transits for pipe installation and grading operations.

3. Make sure there is enough of the following correct materials on site for today's and tomorrow's work.

                a. The right size and amount of pipe and connectors.

                b. The correct gaskets, retainers, and bolts.

                c. Pipe soap, grease, PVC cement, mastic, and chlorine.

                d. Sacrete for immediate use and/or concrete ordered as needed.

4.            Make sure the following tools are on site and in working order.

                a.  Transit                                                            e)  Pipe Saw

                b.  Laser                                                               f)  Tampers

                c.  De-watering pumps                                            g)  Handtools

                d.  Tapping machine                                               h)  Etc.

5.            Make sure the excavation is properly shored, sloped, or sheeted before anyone enters.

6.            Check to see that the proper stone and/or back fill material is ordered for the job as needed.

7.            Visually check for utilities, if utility locates are not marked or cannot be defined, check with the Foreman before you dig.



The position of a Pipelayer requires the individual to possess the physical and mental ability to perform the following tasks for a minimum of 8 hours per day.

1. Negotiate rough terrain.

2. Climb in and out of manholes, excavations, and/or other confined or enclosed spaces.

3. Climb ladders to a height of 35 feet. Work at heights over highways and water.

4. Carry and use trade associated tools, equipment, or material up to a weight of 95 pounds.

5. Push, pull, load, and unload tools, equipment, or materials.

6. Stand, stoop, bend, reach, climb, or walk.

7. Purchase, wear and maintain safety equipment as required by the type of work you are performing or when directed by your Supervisor or the Safety Department.  These items must be purchased/worn immediately upon employment.

8. Know how to identify, safely operate and maintain all HAND TOOLS to include: hammers, pliers, tapes, hand saws, screwdrivers, shovels, knives, levels, wrenches, digging bars, etc.

9. Know how to identify and safely operate all FUEL, AIR, and ELECTRIC SMALL TOOLS to include: pipe saws chain saws, pumps, generators, plate tampers, jumping jacks, jackhammers, rivet busters, chipping guns, rotary hammers, clay spades, vibrators, circular saws, drills, etc.

10. Know how to identify fuels (gasoline, diesel, mixed gas), and know which fuel is    used to operate each small tool and compressors.   

11. Know how to identify and safely operate all GENERAL EQUIPMENT to include air compressors, arrow boards, rollers, Bidwell-Concrete Screed, gas testers, fire extinguishers, etc.

12. Know how to identify Company TRUCKS to include compressor, service, dump, plate, boom, vactor, and lowboy.

13. Know how to identify Company EQUIPMENT to include backhoes, loaders, trackhoes, cranes, bobcats, etc.

14. Know the difference between lumber (2x4, 2x6, 2x8, 4x6,10x12, etc.)

15. Know the difference between nails (Duplex, 16 penny, 12 penny, 8 penny, etc.)

16. Posses the ability to understand, remember, and follow work related instructions or methods.

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