Pipelayers


Lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains. Perform any combination of the following tasks: grade trenches or culverts, position pipe, or seal joints.
Also called: Equipment Operator, Pipelayer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence
  • Integrity

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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