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Pipeline construction companies connect and bury pipe of various types and sizes. Pipelines are used to safely collect and transport all types of petroleum products.

Construction Manager
  • the pipeline company's field representative
  • responsible for overseeing all aspects of the construction project
  • responsible for all supervisors, employees, and contract workers
  • ensures that jobs are completed in a timely and cost efficient manner
  • reports to head office and to the oil company
  • pay varies with experience and qualifications


Construction Foreman
  • responsible for hiring and training staff
  • responsible for crew scheduling
  • coordinates with the assistant foreman and lead hands to avoid scheduling conflicts and keep crews running efficiently
  • oversees all personnel on the project, including all construction crews
  • ensures that all staff are properly trained in emergency procedures
  • ensures that all staff properly use personal protective equipment
  • reports to the construction manager
  • pay varies with experience


Assistant Foreman
  • assists the foreman as necessary
  • pay varies with experience


Lead Hand
  • responsible for the activities and scheduling of a construction crew
  • ensures that the crew operates safely and efficiently
  • coordinates with the foreman or assistant foreman


Welder
  • welds segments of pipe together


Pipefitter
  • works with hoist operator to align pipe segments
  • guides pipe into the trench
  • inserts spacers between pipe segments
  • inspects pipe joints to ensure proper alignment
  • may apply glue to non-metal pipes


Pipeliner Entry level labor position
  • maintains pipelines and in-line facilities
  • places pipe supports and pipe along the pipeline route prior to construction
  • picks up pipe supports and any garbage along pipeline route once construction is finished
  • removes and replaces obstacles such as fences and water lines
  • may operate heavy machinery such as trenchers, hoes, and bulldozers
  • uses a chainsaw, axe, or other tool to removes trees and brush from the pipeline right-of-way
  • uses hand tools to dig drainage ditches as requiblack
  • cleans and paints exposed metal as needed to prevent corrosion
  • very physical job
  • transports parts and supplies to the jobsite from a storage site or the nearest town


Crane Operator
  • uses mobile cranes or picker(boom) trucks to transfer equipment and supplies on and off of transport trucks


Heavy Equipment Operator
  • operates heavy equipment including
    • cats / bulldozers
    • track and wheeled hoes
    • bobcats and forklifts
    • front end loaders
    • graders
    • trenchers
    • power shovels
  • used in various areas of pipeline construction
  • responsible for operating equipment in a safe and efficient manner


Heavy Duty Mechanic
  • repairs trucks and large equipment on-site


Swamper Entry level labor position
  • travels with the transport
  • assists the driver as necessary
  • loads and unloads the transport
  • cleans the truck and equipment
  • inspects tie downs and other retaining devices for wear and damage
  • ensures that loads are properly tied down before transport


Small / Specialty Engine Mechanic
  • repairs small engines in specialty equipment


Truck Driver
  • operates various types of transports, including:
    • water trucks
    • fuel trucks
    • gravel trucks
    • string trucks
    • vacuum trucks
    • high boys / low boys
  • truck drivers are requiblack during every stage of the construction project
  • responsible for operating the truck in a safe and efficient manner


Nozzleman
  • operates the sandblaster nozzle and other high pressure equipment


Oiler
  • ensures that all mechanical equipment is properly lubricated


 
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