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The duties of Tailman include but are not limited to the following items and physical requirements.


Job Specific duties will include:

  • Install storm drain, water, and sewer mains with service connections.

  • Set line and grade for gravity mains using pipe lasers, levels, and or means.

  • Direct operator to maintain line and grade of trench for pipe installation

  • Locate and install fittings on pipe.

  • Install precast bottoms and structures on mains.

  • Connection of pipe and fittings by slip (gasket), glue, mechanical, and ram neck (Butyl) joints.

  • Maintain egress and work area in trench.

  • Notify Superintendent, Foreman, or Operator of any changes in stability of trench walls or bottom.

  • Assist in testing of installed pipe.


General Job site duties will include:

  • Prepare for work daily by setting out tools and equipment needed.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.

  • Return tools and equipment to their proper storage area at the end of each day.

  • Assist the crew in other activities if your specific job skills are not needed that day.

  • Report any damaged or lost tools and equipment to the Superintendent or Foremen.

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