Gas Utility Laborer - Job Description (Sample)

Job Summary:

The Laborer/Fitter will perform skilled duties and operate equipment for the operation, maintenance and installation of natural gas piping systems and related natural gas facilities.


  • Assisting in the construction, operation and maintenance of gas distribution, transportation or production system
  • Setting meters, retiring old meter sets, setting curb boxes, repairing service lines, connecting and disconnecting meters, repairing leaks
  • Using tapping and other air compressor equipment and making connections at mainlines
  • Performing ditch digging, backfilling, carrying tools and materials connected with the job
  • Operating one or more of the following types of equipment: backhoes, excavators, dump trucks


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Class A CDL
  • Proven experience working outdoors performing construction/manual labor
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment, backhoe experience is preferred. Successful candidates will be required to become operationally qualified and demonstrate proficiency in the operation of a backhoe during his or her probationary period
  • Successful completion of a background investigation, including criminal history report, motor vehicle report and a DOT drug screening
  • Strong preference will be given to applicants with prior pipeline experience

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