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Trainee Pipe Layer Foreman
Title:Trainee Pipe Layer Foreman
Location:State College (PA)
Job Summary:
Per PENNDOT OJT Manual - Pipe Layer Foreman (100.02)
This is an affirmative action position to provide on the job training opportunities to minority, female and disadvantaged persons to improve their potential for construction employment.  This position will develop skills required of pipe layer foreman to assure pipe laying operations conform to the specifications to maintain proper installation of pipe in various soil foundations.  Performs other related duties as directed by the foreman.

Skills to be learned with the supervision of the supervising foreman:   
* Receive instruction and observe the supervisor directing the work performed by equipment operators and others assigned to the operation, assuring safe and stable excavation practices are employed by utilizing proper trench shoring and layback of slopes based on soil classification.
*Supervise excavation, controlling the grade, cradle for pipe installation, and ensuring proper backfilling procedures are utilized.
*Assist pipe foreman as helper.
* Receive instruction and show ability to read construction plans, cross sections, and standards, including knowledge of center line and offset stakes (elevations).
*Receive instruction and show understanding and use of hand tools, 100' tape, 6' rule (Engineer and Carpenters), lock level, hand level, string line, surveyor's level, batter boards, and grade stakes.
*Demonstrate knowledge of laser beam and targets.
*Demonstrate safe operation of excavation and compaction equipment.
*Demonstrator appropriate communication skills to equipment operators and others assigned to operation.
*Perform calculations to determine grade, slope control of pipe, and invert of pipe and inlets.
*Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA regulations associated with construction and handling of hazardous materials.
* Receive additional instruction from foreman, as deemed necessary.

Hiring Considerations: The following guidelines are set forth to insure the safety and well being of a trainee and fellow worker. 

*Minimum of 18 years of age.
*The applicant should demonstrate evidence of a reasonable amount of intelligence to handle the technical elements of the job.
*The applicant should show evidence of a reasonable amount of aptitude and interest in the craft.
*The applicant shall have a valid license (i.e., equipment operator, truck driver or highway).
*No applicant shall be accepted as a trainee in any classification in which they have successfully completed a training program leading toward journeyperson status, or in which such person has been gainfully employed as a journeyman by virtue of informal on the job training.
* If an individual or apprentice was enrolled as a 'trainee' and has quit three (3) times, they will no longer be eligible to participate in the program.  This determination can be addressed on a case by case basis.

Physical Requirements:
* Must be in good health or be able to pass a pre job physical, should one be required.

Special Provisions (TSPs) #1999 9999
DESCRIPTION   As part of the project equal employment opportunity affirmative action program, provide on the job training aimed at developing candidates toward full journeymen in the type of trade or job classification.

Construction   subparagraph,c.
* Training and upgrading of minorities and women toward journeyman status is a primary objective of this special provision.
* Documentation of ethnic claim may be necessary to ensure eligibility for PENNDOT OJT Program.
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