Pipelayers are professionals who lay pipes for stormwater drainage, watermains, sewer mains or similar systems. They ensure the pipes are correctly aligned, joined and installed to the required standards.
What does this job involve?
Installing pipes for various purposes (e.g., water, sewer, drainage)
Excavating trenches for pipe placement
Installing trench shields
Ensuring trench shields are in place when necessary for safe excavation and installation
Ensuring pipes are properly aligned and graded
Connecting pipes using appropriate fittings and materials
Filing trenches with soil and compacting it around pipes
Ensuring proper pipe installation and alignment
Adhering to safety protocols for pipe laying
Reading and following construction plans
How do I get into this career?
The best way to get started as a pipelayer is by doing work experience and undertaking a Certificate III in Civil Construction Pipe Laying.