What is a Pipe Utility Foreman and What Are the Job Requirements?

November 17, 2022

An experienced Pipe Utility Foreman can earn up to $70,000 – $90,000 a year, in fact, Condustrial currently has an opening for a Pipe Utility Foreman opportunity. While the money paid for this position is highly attractive, this position requires years of experience and if you are just starting your career, there may be questions as to how one may progress into this lucrative position.

Pipe Foreman Career Paths

As you start your career, it is important to take time to plan and evaluate your goals within your selected profession. If one of your goals is to earn higher pay and status, it is important to start taking on more job responsibilities and gradually move into positions that will help you attain your career goals.

Most Pipe Utility Foreman have at least a high school diploma, have experience and proficiency working with hand tools, knowledge of OSHA standards and can operate heavy equipment. Here are a few positions that will give you the experience companies are looking for to become a Pipe Utility Foreman:

  • Pipe Fitter
  • General Foreman
  • Pipe Welder Foreman
  • Journeyman
  • Welder
  • Pipefitter And Foreman
  • Superintendent

Most Pipe Utility Foreman are around 40 years old. The reason? Attaining this type of position takes time. Time to learn the skills they need by spending years on the job site and dealing with their co-workers. But like most things, hard work and effort is rewarded in higher pay and greater job security.

What Does a Pipe Utility Foreman Do?

A pipe foreman works for manufacturing companies and supervises the assembly and installation of piping systems. Pipe systems are vital in maintaining a municipality’s water, sewage, and energy systems, so a pipe foreman needs to be careful not to make any mistakes. They supervise work crews installing pipes and make sure that they are complying with safety standards and the blueprint. A pipe foreman also handles the logistics of a construction project, such as the budget. They are also expected to use hand tools and heavy equipment to assist in a construction project.

Pipe Utility Foreman Job Requirements

  • Previous experience as a Pipe Foreman.
  • Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with management, fellow employees, and the Owner.
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience required.
  • Supervise and manage pipe/utility crews.
  • Read plans and have a working knowledge of standards and specifications.
  • Able to organize, plan and schedule work.Ability to communicate with employees, vendors, inspectors, owners’ reps

Pipe Utility Foreman Duties

  • Coordinates and supervises daily activities of a 2 – 7 person crew.
  • Utilizes heavy equipment to excavate, install and backfill waterline, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer.
  • Sequences pipe installation to reduce inference with other project activities and the public.
  • Continually inspects work site, surveying for potential hazards or safety concerns.
  • Responsible for crew safety. Establishes a safe work environment that complies with the Company safety program.
  • Observes assigned equipment to detect machinery malfunctions. Assures the proper operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Analyzes job cost reports to ensure production is within budget.
  • Reviews and approves employee time reporting.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with the Owner and co-workers.
  • The Pipe Foreman must be able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment safely.
  • Coordinates/assists the Project Management Team.
  • Must be willing to perform all related tasks to support projects.
  • Knowledgeable of material and equipment requirements.
  • Complete all required paperwork promptly

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your career, Condustrial has job opportunities for all levels. Our specialized career planners help job-searchers locate not just a job, but a whole new career. Whether you’re looking for work in manufacturing, construction, forklift operation, or you’re interested in other industrial job openings, we have the perfect fit for you.

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