Covington, LA 70433

Posted: 04/25/2024 Employment Type: Construction Job Category: Heavy Civil Constuction Pay Rate: $18-$22 / hour

Job Description

The Pipelayer is responsible for laying and joining concrete, plastic, or cast-iron pipe for drains, sewers, and water mains. This includes rigging pipe for hoisting, setting pipe to grade and affixing the pipe joint. Also responsible for preparing and grading the trenches either manually or by communicating with onsite equipment operators. This position requires manual labor as well as assisting other trades to the extent necessary with hands-on work.



Monday-Friday, weekends as needed. 8–10-hour days. Schedule depends on the project.

Candidates are traditionally converted from temp employees to direct hires after an average of 90 days.


Current working location is Covington however we prefer candidates that can move to the areas of Gonzales, Marrero, New Orleans, Reserve, La.


  • Installs sub-surface system for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, water mains, and ductwork for utilities with efficiency and accuracy
  • Lays out pipe trenches, following layout, blueprints, drawings, and sketches, coordinating layouts with supervisor
  • Grades, levels and compacts trench bottoms and base materials using shovels, rakes, hand-tools, and vibratory and tamping machines
  • Checks slopes and elevations using levels and lasers for conformance with base and sub-base requirements
  • Properly measures and cuts pipes to required lengths using hand tools, electric saws, and gas-powered saws
  • Properly secures and rigs pipe materials, fittings, and other utility structures and items for hoisting and lifting operations
  • Aligns and positions pipes to prepare them for coupling at joints
  • Connects pipe joints and properly seal joints, using various types of jointing methods
  • Ensures that pipes remain clean and free of debris and earthen materials during installation
  • Taps and drills holes into pipes to introduce auxiliary lines or devices
  • Installs and assembles pipe assemblies, valves, backflow preventers, meters, and other pipe fittings
  • Backfills and covers pipes with earth and other backfill materials
  • Perform other General Labor and construction related duties as assigned
  • Maintains clean tools and equipment, removing trash, debris, and other material from in and around work areas and jobsites daily
  • Performs equipment and tool inspections daily and properly complete equipment inspection reports
  • Performs other jobsite cleanup duties as assigned by supervisor, specifically cleanup and organization that is required



Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour



  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift


Work Location: In person

Job Requirements



5 plus years of water line pipe installation experience



Pre-employment Screens:

MUST pass a pre-employment drug screen

MUST have reliable personal transportation to various job sites in New Orleans and the surrounding areas

MUST have ppe (hard hat, steel toes, safety vest, safety glasses, gloves)



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Sonia Rugama
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