Construction or Leak Gang Laborer

Perform the tasks in laying and repairing underground gas and steam mains.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Construction or Leak Gang Laborers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks in laying, repairing, and extending underground gas and steam mains and distribution pipes: Erects barricades and places lanterns around work site to protect workers from street traffic. Breaks up pavement, using airhammer, and digs ditches preparatory to laying or removing pipe. Maneuvers pipe sections, valves, and fittings into position, and holds pieces steady while worker tightens threaded connections. Cuts, threads, and joins pipe sections as directed. Assists PIPE CAULKER in caulking pipe joints. Mixes and lays concrete to raise top of manhole to level of new street construction. Patches cracks in underground vault walls with concrete and brushes or sprays walls with waterproof compound. May drive truck and tend mobile ventilating equipment to supply fresh air to workers in underground vaults.

Should I be a Construction or Leak Gang Laborer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Construction or Leak Gang Laborer

    Most Construction or Leak Gang Laborers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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