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Underground Construction Laborer in San Diego, United States

About Us

Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided quality gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction services for over 80 years. Since laying our first pipe in 1936, we have successfully completed thousands of government, commercial and private sector construction projects throughout the United States. Underground Construction Co., Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected contractors in the West. We continue to lead our industry in safety, quality, customer satisfaction and community service. Our complete and diverse range of construction services includes gas transmission and distribution, electrical transmission and distribution, airport fueling facilities, industrial and special projects, telecommunications and utilities.

Our projects are regulated by federal and state laws which require all employees to successfully pass criminal background checks, MVR, and drug tests (post-employment and random testing).

About the Job

We are looking for Pipeline Construction Laborers to perform intensive physical construction labor duties as a part of a construction crew. Lifts/carries materials and performs other duties involving the use of hand and power tools. Duties also include but are not limited to digging trenches or ditches, backfill and compact and level earth.

Essential Job functions:

  • Dig trenches up to 5 feet, backfill excavations, jackhammer asphalt/rock and compact and level earth to grade specifications using shovels, tampers and rakes

  • Move pipe and associated tools and materials.

  • Clean up rubble and debris; perform other restoration such as blacktop and landscape.

  • Perform technical construction and repair on major utility pipelines.

  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement and adjustment of machinery, equipment and materials.

Position Qualifications:

  • Prior pipeline construction and/or pipeline laborer experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of general hand tools and power tools preferred.

  • Ability to travel required.

  • Must be able to work long hours and weekends if needed.

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.


  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly

  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces

  • The ability to respond to dangerous situations

  • The ability to safely climb ladders while carrying 40 pounds

  • The ability to work in extreme weather

  • The ability to w ear personal protective gear correctly most of the day

  • Sitting or standing up to 8 hours in a day

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.

It is the continuing policy of Underground Construction to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class at the local, state, or federal level. No person shall be excluded from employment consideration on the basis of these factors.