Above Ground Pipefitter - Non Union

BEC Craft | Oak Ridge, TN

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Posted Date 4/28/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION – PIPEFITTER/ Above and underground piping systems

For applicants that don't meet all the requirements listed below, the pay range is $29 - $34/hr. Pay based on experience. 


Bowen is a self-performing general contractor with operation centers across the country.  Bowen delivers self-perform construction services including site, civil, structural, boilermaker and mechanical construction.  With a history in Water, Wastewater, Energy and Industrial Markets, Bowen is a nationwide Industrial Water, CSO, ELG, and CCR construction expert.  Bowen has constructed over 1,000 treatment facilities, and has strong physical-chemical, biological, evaporator experience with multiple technology partners. We serve Private and Municipal Water/Wastewater clients and Energy/Industrial clients by striving to be the most Resourceful, and Responsive construction company anywhere, all with the goal of bringing the best Results on each project.

 The Pipelayer will work closely with other craft persons to ensure the highest level of safety, quality, and productivity. This position is expected to continually work to obtain knowledge and experience, enroute to advancing his or her career. This advancement in knowledge and experience will be verified through testing and certification completion.  Once these requirements have been met, the employee is able to advance.  Many of our craft personnel advance to Foreman positions.

 Our teamwork environment may require all employees from time to time to perform other duties outside of their job description and normal work functions.  Our standard work environment will be on a project site that is subjected to outdoor weather conditions and must utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPE) in preparation for a variety of potential hazards.

 The Pipelayer is normally responsible for basic manual tasks such as clean up, installation of underground piping (CS, SS, RCP, HDPE, Ductile, or PVC), assistance in excavation/backfill of pipe ditch, shooting grade, assisting in pipe testing, assisting senior crafts people, movement of materials and tools, and performing safety fire watch and confined space attendant duties. 



The roles and responsibilities of a Pipefitter may include but are not limited to the following items.

  • Complete assigned tasks with safety and quality in a timely manner
  • Excavation and backfill of underground pipe and structures.
  • Placement of above or underground piping to the required drawing and specifications (alignment, levelness, proper joining, etc.)
  • Shooting grade for excavation and pipe placement
  • Housekeeping of job site.
  • Assist in staging materials and necessary tools to execute each work activity and keeping track of all components and materials for his or her job.
  • Working within all Bowen and client guidelines.
  • Demonstrates proper use and care of tools and equipment.
  • Confined space attendant.
  • Fire watch, Supplied air attendant.
  • Completion of JSA’s.
  • Fully participate in health, safety, quality, and environmental processes.
  • Is an ambassador of Bowen to the client, other contractors, and to the public.


  • Use of a tape measure
  • Set up and connect welding leads and air hoses.
  • Proper set up and connect of oxygen/acetylene burning outfit.
  • Use of mop, shovel, broom, etc.
  • Tape coating or PVC wrap of underground pipe.
  • Anti-seize bolts.
  • Installation and removal of isolation devices (blinding, LOTO, etc.) required for pipe testing.
  • Use of tag line to unload pipe and equipment.
  • Knowledge of pipe joining for CS, SS, RCP, PVC, HDPE, Ductile (including bolting)
  • Basic trade math.
  • Basic hand and power tool knowledge. Use of related power and hand tools such as hammer drill, 4’ level, dumpy level, pry bar, etc.
  • Basic grouting skills.
  • Basic knowledge of construction terminology.
  • Read and understand the use of permits, work authorizations, JSA’s, and associated procedures.
  • Ability to effectively receive and communicate verbal directions from supervisors, clients, managers, and other team members.
  • Able to certify as a confined space attendant, supplied air overseer, fire watch, and supplied air attendant if required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license or other government issued identification.
  • Must comply with Bowen’s drug and alcohol policy.
  • May be required to pass physical examination (pre-employment if necessary) as required by Bowen.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairways.
  • Must be able to carry 50 lbs. of tools and/or materials.
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights as well as in confined spaces. (Towers, vessels, excavations, etc.)
  • Must be able to work extended hours on your feet on uneven surfaces. (Dirt, concrete, asphalt, mud, gravel, etc.)
  • Must be able to pass applicable site-specific training.
  • Must undertake the appropriate safety/environmental training commensurate with the position and location.
  • Must be able to read and understand safety instructions, signs, labels and permits in English.


  • Must be willing to attend continued training required by Bowen when deemed necessary.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • > 5 - plus years of experience installing above and underground piping systems.
Salary34.00 Hour
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$120.00 a day per-diem paid days worked for a maximum of $600.00 a week.
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Project length
18 - 24 months
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