Pipelayer

Lane Christensen Co.

Tempe, AZ


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General Summary

This position is responsible for safely assembling, connecting, repairing, installing, and constructing pipe systems for storm drain, sanitary sewer, water (potable and non-potable) and/or dry utilities.

Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Dig trenches to desired or required depths, by hand or using trenching tools.
  • Use instruments including but not limited to lasers, grade rods, eye levels and transit levels to set appropriate grade for pipe installation.
  • Locate existing pipes requiring repair or replacement using magnetic or radio indicators.
  • Pothole utilities using hand tools or pothole machine.
  • Grade or level trench bases, using tampering machines or hand tools.
  • Cut pipes to required lengths.
  • Tap and drill holes into pies to introduce auxiliary lines or devise.
  • Align and position pipes to prepare for welding or sealing.
  • Connect multiples pipes and seal joints using mechanical fittings welding equipment, cement, or glue.
  • Assemble and disassemble trench boxes and shoring systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent years of experience

Work Experience

  • Two (2) years of pipelaying experience in underground construction, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of safety standards and underground facilities law, preferred.
  • Ability to wear a full body harness and work at heights while tied off.
  • Ability to work, day, swing, and night shifts (occasionally extended hours).
  • Ability to work in constant exposure to outside elements, in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work in safety sensitive construction setting, including exposure to moving machinery and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced and complex environment.
  • Ability to squat, crawl, and work in awkward positions/confined spaces.

Physical Demands

  • Physical dexterity, stamina, and excellent hand-eye coordination with ability to: grasp, assemble, and lift objects, stand, sit, and walk for extended periods over uneven surfaces, squat, bend, climb ladders onto equipment or other objects, and potentially lie down.
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling of heavy items weighing up to 50 lbs. or more.

Additional Requirements

  • Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Ability and willingness to abide by Granite’s Code of Conduct daily.

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite 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 Granite'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. Granite 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 Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

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