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Pipe Layer

MDC Contracting – Charlevoix, Michigan
Department MDC Contracting
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The Opportunity

MDC Contracting is a premier heavy construction, site development, and ready-mix supply company located in Charlevoix, MI. For over 50 years, MDC Contracting has been instrumental in the development of communities and their infrastructure all throughout Northern Michigan.

The position of Pipe Layer at MDC Contracting is a full-time, seasonal, hourly position that reports to the Construction Foreman and Construction Superintendent at the site on which he/she is working. The role of the Pipe Layer is to lay pipe for storm or sanitation sewers, drains, and water mains.

MDC Contracting offers excellent health benefits, paid time off, paid holidays, product discounts, and other benefits. This position travels to job sites located primarily in the Charlevoix and Emmet county regions, so you'll be home at night.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recognize and maintain safe trenching procedures for the site and soil conditions of your work
  • Work closely with the excavator operator while digging. This may include use of hand signals
  • Align and position pipes to prepare them for connection by welding, slip joint or sealing.
  • Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers.
  • Cover pipes with earth or other materials.
  • Cut pipes to required lengths.
  • Dig trenches to desired or required depths, by hand or using trenching tools.
  • Grade and level trench bases, using tamping machines and hand tools.
  • Install and repair sanitary and storm water sewer structures and other pipe systems.
  • Lay out pipe routes, following written instructions or blueprints, and coordinating layouts with supervisors.
  • Locate existing utility pipes needing repair, replacement or to avoid damaging, using magnetic or radio indicators.
  • Tap and drill holes into pipes to introduce auxiliary lines or devices.
  • Coordinate the installation of service pipe from the main to a structure

For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit us online at

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to talking to you!

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