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- 1) Maintains and repairs pipelines, pumping stations, and tank farms by performing any combination of following duties as member of crew: Removes rust and foreign substances from meters and valves, using sand blasting equipment.
- 2) Pours corrosion resistant material over pipe or applies material with brush or spray gun.
- 3) Wraps pipe with strips of paper or fabric to prevent corrosion and leakage.
- 4) Drives and operates such equipment as backhoes, bulldozers, and side booms to dig ditches, lay pipe, and backfill ditches.
- 5) Positions materials, pipes, fittings, and pumping equipment for carpenters, mechanics, and welders.
- 6) Installs screw-pipe and manifold connections, using wrenches and pipe tongs.
- 7) Cleans storage tanks, using squeegees and rakes.
- 8) Dismantles and restores items, such as fences, gates, and water lines, that inhibit pipeline work, using earth moving equipment, pick, and shovel.
- 9) Cuts brushes, trees, and weeds with axes and hoes; digs drainage ditches, using shovel; and gathers trash, pipe parts, and equipment to clear grounds along pipelines right-of-way.
- 10) Spreads chemical pellets along right-of-way for control of tree growth.
- 11) Loads and unloads trucks.
- 12) May walk along line to detect leaks.
- 13) May operate pipe-cleaning-and-wrapping machines to apply dope and wrap pipe.
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