Pipelayer-Public Works/Environmental Maintenance (4 Openings)

City of Memphis Memphis, TN
Job Functions

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the supervision of a maintenance foreman to perform skilled manual work in repair and maintenance which may include the City's storm drain system and sanitary sewer system. Installs pipe of various sizes and configurations. Makes tie-in to structure, outfall lines or interceptor lines. Applies cement or mortar to pipe to reconstruct pipe or seal cracks, sometimes from inside the underground pipe. Clears around pipe to make repairs. Signals equipment operators to facilitate alignment to remove pipe. Arranges concrete bags to construct drainage facility walls. Operates various types of trucks including tandem axle equipped with dump body, mower, and P.T.O sprayer, etc. Transports and dumps various materials such as sand, crushed pavement, asphalt, and rocks.


1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

Typical Qualifications

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires traversing on uneven ground sometimes across ditches, climbing, crouching and ability to crawl into pipes. Requires ability to lift tools, concrete bags, and materials. Requires ability to operate hand tools. Requires the ability to perform heavy manual work which will involve lifting rims, tools, concrete bags and materials, which can weigh up to 50 lbs. as well as handling of manhole covers and inlet grates (approximately 150 lbs) with assistance. Requires ability to operate hand tools and a portable concrete mixer.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an outdoors environment. May be exposed to insects, weeds, poisonous plants, bacteria, insecticides, pesticides, flooded areas, traffic, noise, and all types of weather conditions. May require some contact with the general public. Work will involve working inside underground pipes and culverts. Work may also be performed in traffic areas.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to understand written and verbal instructions and six (6) months experience in concrete infrastructure construction, inspection, rehabilitation, and maintenance or related area; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess and maintain a valid Class "B" Tennessee (or equivalent out-of-state) Commercial Driver License and must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules as a condition of continued employment. Two (2) years' experience in construction or related area preferred. Experience in driving tandem axle equipment preferred.

Special Requirements

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.

The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at talent.management@memphistn.gov.

Division: Public Works

Service Center: Environmental Maintenance