Reporting to the Foreman, the Pipelayer is responsible for preparing and installing underground pipelines in preparation for road construction or other civil municipal projects.

Using their knowledge of pipe laying techniques, the Pipelayer ensures the ground is prepped and trenches are correctly dug out for pipe systems. The Pipelayer cuts, aligns, connects, seals and buries stormwater, sanitary, and water mains and associated works.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lay out pipe routes, following specifications or blueprints, and coordinating layouts with the Foreman
  • Cut pipes to required lengths
  • Align and position pipes to prepare them for connections and sealing
  • Check slopes for conformance to requirements, using levels or lasers
  • Grade and level trench bases, using tamping machines and hand tools
  • Connect pipe pieces and seal joints
  • Tap and drill holes into pipes to connect auxiliary lines or devices
  • Cover pipes with earth or other materials
  • Train others as required in pipe-laying techniques
  • Other General Labour and construction related duties as required.

Education, Training and Certifications

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
  • Class 5 Drivers License, or equivalent, preferred Work Experience
  • 2-4 years’ experience in underground pipe laying preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in road construction preferred

Working Conditions

  • Out of town travel as required.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust, concrete and asphalt.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Transferable Skills

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time Management
  • Communication skills
  • Basic mathematical skills


  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Accountability and dependability
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and balance
  • Accomplish goals in a team environment
  • Attention to detail
  • High energy and ability to manage stress


Gary Parker Excavating Ltd. is Safety Certified. The Pipelayer:

  • Has a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the Company Rules and Safety Program.
  • Examines situations in light of the principles of the Company Rules and Safety Program.
  • Promotes, executes and adheres to the company’s safety program, and encourages all employees, subcontractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Attends toolbox safety meetings and inspections.
  • Works with Foreman and Safety Officer to investigate damage, incidents or near misses in the worksite, and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program.
  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.


  • Participates as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
  • Promotes a team approach and maintain communication with all other employees to exchange information and gather ideas.
  • Collaborates with any project teams on other work, as required.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Seasonal

Salary: $18.00-$24.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay


  • Extended health care
  • RRSP match


  • 10 hour shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Gary Parker Excavating Limited has a Covid-19 Vaccination at Work Policy.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Greenwood, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • technician: 1 year (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No