Flippo Construction Company, Inc
  • 07-Aug-2017 to 06-Nov-2017 (EST)
  • Other
  • Forestville, MD, 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)

Flippo is looking for reliable, self-motivated Pipelayers with a minimum of one (1) year work related experience

Flippo Construction Company, Inc. (FCCI) is an "EMPLOYEE OWNED" general and heavy construction business operating primarily in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Baltimore MD areas. The company has grown from a small utility concern to one of the major players in our area's heavy construction industry.

Flippo's Operational services consists of Heavy Construction, including Bridges, Concrete Structures, Roadway and Site Work. We also provide utility installation, repairs, and long-term service/maintenance contracts for the major utility providers in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Your primary responsibilities as a Pipelayer is 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 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.
  4. The right size and amount of pipe and connectors.
  5. The correct gaskets, retainers, and bolts.
  6. Pipe soap, grease, PVC cement, mastic, and chlorine.
  7. Sacrete for immediate use and/or concrete ordered as needed.
  8. Make sure the following tools are on site and in working order.
    • Transit
    • Laser
    • De-watering pumps
    • Tapping machine
    • Pipe Saw
    • Tampers
    • Handtools
    • Etc.
  9. Make sure the excavation is properly shored, sloped, or sheeted before anyone enters.
  10. Check to see that the proper stone and/or back fill material is ordered for the job as needed.
  11. 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, arrowboards, 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. Possess the ability to understand, remember, and follow work related instructions or methods.

Flippo offers competitive wages and benefits including health insurance, 401k, vacation, holiday, and company stock

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