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City of Lakeland Construction Pipefitter in Lakeland, Florida

Construction Pipefitter

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Construction Pipefitter


$17.24 - $26.74 Hourly


Lakeland, FL

Job Type

Full Time Regular


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This is a skilled work in the installation and repair of storm water infrastructure. Work involves responsibility for the performance of skilled duties assisting in the installation, repair, and maintenance of storm water systems. The employee normally works under direct supervision, and all work is inspected in progress and upon completion. Immediate supervisor reviews work for results obtained through periodic inspections and reports.

This position will close after the receipt of the first 20 qualified candidates or two weeks, whichever comes first.


  • Lays storm and sewer pipe; seals joints; mixes mortar; breaks up concrete; grades work areas; loads and unloads trucks.

  • Assists in fabricating and setting construction forms; pouring and finishing concrete; constructing, maintaining and repairing curbs, gutters, driveway aprons, sidewalks, drainage facilities, sanitary sewer facilities and other projects, as required.

  • Assists building manholes and catch basins; lays brick; sets manhole covers.

  • Assists in operating power equipment related to work such as concrete truck, concrete saw, air compressor, concrete finishing tools and other necessary equipment.

  • Oversees and assists in loading and unloading trucks, breaks up concrete and pavement.

  • Operates mechanical equipment such as concrete truck, bobcat, vibratory roller, tamper, air hammer, concrete saw, and air compressor.

  • Requires heavy work that involves lifting, shoveling, walking or standing most of the time, and carrying 35 to 100 pounds on a regular and recurring basis along with exerting up to 100 pounds of force on a frequent basis.


  • Performs emergency repairs on the storm water system after normal working hours; subject to working overtime and participating in call out duty.

  • May perform acting foreman duties during normal and overtime hours of operation.

  • Performs related work as required.


  • High school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent.

  • One (1) year of experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of storm water systems.

  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position may be considered.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver's license. Must be able to obtain Class "A" or "B" CDL with appropriate endorsements as are required by the employing department within six (6) months of employment.

  • Must be able to pass and maintain training in: Traffic Control, Trenching and Shoring and Confined Space within one (1) year of employment. (C&M Division)

  • Must maintain a valid telephone number.

  • May be required to pass and maintain qualification for:

  • Respiratory Protection Physical

  • Pulmonary Function

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Fit Test(s)

  • May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.

  • Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.


  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, practices and tools required for storm water collection.

  • Skill in the use of pipefitting, caulking, plumbing, pneumatic tools.

  • Ability to read and interpret storm water maps and construction blue prints.

  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.

  • Ability to troubleshoot such as testing and locating leaks.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the general public.

  • Ability to perform heavy physical manual tasks for extended periods, often in adverse climatic conditions.

  • Ability to prepare reports and daily paper work.

  • Ability to communicate to Public Works employees, internal and external customers via telephone, radio and other means of communications.

  • Ability of being a self-starter, self-motivated and detailed oriented.

  • Ability to direct the actions of fellow employees.

  • Ability to set grades using a construction level.

  • Ability to setup and use a storm pipe laser.


  • Requires heavy work that involves lifting, shoveling, walking or standing most of the time, and carrying 35 to 100 pounds on a regular and recurring basis along with exerting up to 100 pounds of force on a frequent basis.

  • The job risks exposure to some significant environmental hazards (entering confined spaces, chemical, electrical, mechanical, height, and heat), bright/dim light, inside and outside environmental conditions, noise levels.

  • The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.

The City of Lakeland is a drug free workplace. This position is considered a mandatory testing position, which is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. All City of Lakeland positions are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing. As a condition of employment you will be required to pass the pre-employment drug test in accordance with Florida Statute 440.102.


City of Lakeland

Summary Sheet

Annual Leave

Annual leave is accumulated bi-weekly and based upon years of service as follows:

Sick Leave

Sick rate is accrued biweekly based upon years of service and standard hour classification. Eligible for use as soon as earned. Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week accrue sick leave at the rate of 4 hours per month.

*NOTE: REGULAR employees with a working day other than 8 hours, please contact your supervisor regarding these policies.

Sick Leave Pool

Allows employees to receive sick leave benefits in cases involving catastrophic or long-term illnesses or injuries after all personal leave time has been depleted. Regular full-time employees contribute 8 hours and Regular part-time employees contribute 4 hours on an annual basis. Employees must have completed one full year of service on or before December 31st of the calendar year enrollment; and have accumulated at least 40 hours of sick time (20 hours for Regular part-time employees). Participation in this program is voluntary.

For more information, contact Kristina Hunt at 834-6019.

Family & Medical Leave

Federal legislation guarantees up to 12 weeks per year off work under certain circumstances outlined in the policy manual. The employees must have been employed by the City for at least 12 months and have at least 1,250 hours of service during the 12-month period before the requested leave. The City will continue its group life and health insurance for an employee on leave at the same level and under the same conditions that existed while the employee was working.

Pension Plan

Provision for retirement income requiring mandatory participation for full-time regular employees.

Defined Benefit Plan :

Plan C Employee 5.81%

Employer 19.33%


Defined Contribution Plan:

Executive and new hires over age 52 Employee 8.0% or 11% per election upon hire Employer 15.39%

Deferred Compensation 457 Plan:

A voluntary plan that is invested in mutual funds. The Employees' Pension Board performs the due diligence on the mutual funds. Employees may reallocate their account at any time.

Maximum contribution for 2021 is $19,500; employees age 50 or older can also add a "catch-up" amount of $6,500. Additionally, a match of up to 5% of salary is offered by the City in Plan C.


Eleven (11) holidays, includes one personal floating holiday to be used at any time after three months of employment and prior to the end of the calendar year.

Funeral Leave

Up to three days off with pay due to death of an immediate family member (as defined in the policy manual). Up to four hours off with pay may be obtained through supervisor approval to attend local funeral services of persons other than immediate family.

Jury/Witness Duty

Employees required to serve on jury duty will be relieved of responsibility for their regular work shift or portion thereof and receive full pay while serving. All fees received for such service may be retained by the employee. Employees subpoenaed to any civil or criminal court proceeding, which employee is not personally or monetarily interested, shall be paid as if engaged in regular work activities.

Military Leave

Allows for up to 240 hours in any one calendar year for annual military training without loss of pay or benefits for any employee in some type of reserve status for the United States Armed Forces. (see policy manual for additional information).

Maternity Leave

Refer to Family & Medical Leave for those employees who qualify. Others may take up to three months leave of absence available upon approval of the Department Head. Employees may opt to utilize any combination of paid (sick or annual leave) or unpaid leave.

Leave of Absence Without Pay

Written requests are subject to approval by Department Head and City Manager or designee for less than 90 days. Requests for more than 90 days also require Civil Service Board approval for employees in a Civil Service classification.

Longevity Pay

Tuition Reimbursement

Eligible after one year of employment. Program provides employees up to $2,000 per fiscal year (October 1 through September 30) for reimbursement of tuition of approved college, university, vocational, or c orrespondence classes upon completion with a grade of "C" or better in credit courses only. Full reimbursement is given for courses and fees, upon approval. The program does not include reimbursement for cost of books, supplies or other related expenses.

For more information, contact Sue Cook at 834-6844.

Suggestion Awards

A program designed to provide a consistent and organized method for employees to submit and be rewarded for constructive ideas for improvement. Maximum award is $1000.

For additional information, contact Kathy McNelis at 834-6348.

Direct Deposit of Paycheck (refer to handout in new employee folder)

An account must be established with the institution of your choice prior to signing up for direct deposit.


Uniforms issued at no cost to employees for those job classifications which require them. Equipment is issued to employees at either no cost or discounted cost depending upon job classification. Break Periods Employees may be permitted two 15 minute breaks during the work day. The time shall be at the discretion of the supervisor.

For Information on Health Insurance, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance please contact Benefits at 834-6797.

For Information on Retirement Benefits, contact the Retirement Services Department at 834-8784 or 834-8794.

For Information on Firefighter and Police Officer Retirement Benefits, contact Foster & Foster at 239-333-4872.


Do you possess a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) from an accredited school?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have one (1) year of experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of storm water systems?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please provide a narrative supporting your answer to the above question. Be sure to include the specific job title, job duties, organization and the dates where the work was performed. Note: The employers and dates of employment that you list here must also be included in the "Work Experience" section of this job application.


    By clicking "Yes" below, I understand that all relevant work experience MUST be entered in the "Work Experience" section on my application. In addition, all current City of Lakeland employees must list all previous City of Lakeland work experience in the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to complete the "Work Experience" section will disqualify you from the application process.

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Lakeland, Civil Service


500 N Lake Parker Avenue Lakeland, Florida, 33801-2097