Pipe Layer Assistant



Pipe layer Assistants help pipe layers to lay pipe for storm or sanitary sewers, drains and water mains. They cover pipe with earth or other materials, cut pipes to required lengths and help align and position pipe for welding or sealing. They also dig trenches to the desired depths by hand.

Duties:

  • Operates backhoe or skid loader to dig trenches for water and sewer pipe
  • Cuts and moves pipe into trenches, aligns and joins them
  • Signal equipment operators to ensure a safe and proper excavation
  • Establish alignment and grade with the use of a laser

Essential Skills:

  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others

Skills:

  • Strong communication skills decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to work with hand tools and other equipment
  • Can read and understand blueprints or drawings
  • Has great math skills for completing calculations

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • A high school diploma is required, may get on the job training
  • Certification in Ontario is voluntary in Ontario, but is still recommended
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Available Programs:

  • OYAP

Program Description:

Construction Craft Workers are multi skilled trades people who prepare, excavate, backfill, and clean up a work site. Apprentices will learn safe practices and procedures and gain blueprint reading and worksite communication skills. They will learn procedures for handling equipment and tools safely and for handling construction materials on site. Learn procedures for assembling and dismantling scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, formwork and barricades at construction sites to industry standards of practice and occupational health and safety standards.

Schools

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
  • GEORGE BROWN CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER
  • LOCAL 183 OR OTHER LOCAL LABOUR UNION
  • CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER
  • SAULT COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
  • GEORGE BROWN CONSTRUCTION TRADES TECHNIQUES


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Did you know

If laid end to end, there are enough natural gas and liquids pipelines in Canada to circle the equator 20 times.

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The earliest pipes were probably made of bamboo, used by the Chinese to carry water c.5000 BC

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The Egyptians made the first metal pipe of copper c.3000 BC Until cast iron became relatively cheap in the 18th cent. most pipes were made of bored stone or wood, clay, or lead.

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Concrete pipe has high inherent strength and actually gains strength over time. This is in stark contrast to flexible pipe materials such as PVC, HDPE, and corrugated steel.

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The world’s biggest wastewater treatment plant in  Cicero, Illinois treats approximately 1.44 billion gallons of wastewater a day. It serves 2.4 million people living in Chicago and 43 suburban communities.

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Combined sewers are made up of a single pipe system and carries both wastewater and freshwater to a wastewater treatment plant.

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What to Expect
Kyle Mazza

Pipe Layer Assistant

How did I end up in this job? No mystery there. I didn’t finish school and I was making minimum wage on a loading dock.  So this company advertised in the paper for pipe-layer assistants.  I didn’t even know what that was except it had something to do with putting…
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Essentials Skills
Pipe Layer Assistant


  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Working with Others
Financial Expectation

Pipe Layer Assistant

Education Roadmap

Pipe Layer Assistant

Career ETA: 1 years

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Article

Entrepreneurs pioneer dry abrasive watermain cleaning tech

2018-05-09
Peter Kenter June 26, 2015 Utilities across Canada are extending the life of watermain infrastructure by cleaning and lining the interior surfaces of their pipes. Envirologics Engineering Inc. of Bracebridge, Ont. hopes to shake up the industry with its Tomahawk System, a trenchless remediation technology that leaves pipes dry and ready for lining just a few minutes after pipes are cleaned. Tomahawk works by using triple-washed and heat-

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Sewer pipe inspection improves along with technology

2018-05-09
  Peter Caulfield April 18, 2011 Although they aren’t a visible part of our public infrastructure, Canada’s sewer systems are important. And, like the crumbling roads and bridges we read about, sewer pipe is subject to wear and tear that needs to be maintained. Although they aren't a visible part of our public infrastructure, Canada's sewer systems are important. And, like the crumbling roads and bridges we read about, sewer

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