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Colorado Springs Utilities Journey Pipefitter - Water in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Journey Pipefitter - Water

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $34.45

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 9/14/22

Journey Pipefitter - Water

Who we are…

Colorado Springs Utilities is a community-owned enterprise with a 100-year reputation for safely delivering electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to our community. We cultivate a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and work-life balance. Our employees make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in a city consistently rated as one of the best in the United States.

Join our team…

As a Water Pipefitter, you will be part of the Water Construction and Maintenance team dedicated to the reliable and safe operation of our water distribution system and the physical assets used to deliver water to Colorado Springs Utilities’ customers. These assets include water mains, valves, stop boxes, service lines, manholes, curb stops, and hydrants. As a pipefitter you will perform water pipeline installations and maintenance, maintain accurate records of work performed and materials used, and ensure that underground utilities have been located properly, barricades are properly placed, and that our employees and contractors are working in a safe environment.

Starting pay for a Water Pipefitter is $32.81/hr. Once you have completed probation (typically 6 months) your pay will increase to $34.45/hr (single-pay rate).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to…

  • Connecting and inspecting water mains and service lines

  • Safe handling of water main/service lines

  • Obtaining and Maintaining Operator Qualifications

  • Locates underground pipelines and utilities

  • Inspects the condition of existing pipes for cathodic protection

  • Operates leak detection equipment; identifies the exact location of leaks; classifies leaks

  • Taps low- and high-pressure pipelines

  • Reads and complies with blueprints and specifications for projects

  • Responds to emergency situations involving water mains and service lines, worksites, including placement of safety signs and ensuring traffic has been rerouted

  • Operates and performs maintenance on equipment and vehicles, including leak detection devices, stopping, and tapping equipment, heavy equipment, and hand/power tools

  • Working overtime, weekends, holidays, and 24-hour callouts is required as business needs demand


  • Must have successfully completed a Water Pipefitter Apprenticeship (DOL or NDOL); or offer a minimum of four (4) years of experience installing and repairing water mains and service lines. Pipefitters trained outside of a formal training/apprenticeship program must demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities commensurate with current journey pipefitters at Colorado Springs Utilities.

  • A Colorado Level III Water Distribution Certification is required to be obtained within 3 years of hire

  • A valid Colorado Driver’s License is required

  • Class A Commercial Driver's license with airbrake endorsement required at the time of hire or must be obtained within a year of hire

Additionally, a Water Pipefitter will exhibit the following…

  • Technically proficient with tools and equipment used in the trade

  • Skilled in the installation and maintenance, and troubleshooting of water mains, hydrants, and service lines for the water distribution system

  • Demonstrate sound judgment and provide technical leadership and guidance to apprentices and crew members

  • Distribution main installation, excavation, and compaction standards knowledge required

  • Water services line material knowledge required

  • Tapping water mains (PVC, DIP and CIP)

  • Basic cathodic protection background or experience preferred

  • Knowledge of safety procedures, trenching, shoring, etc.

  • Leak search experience preferred

This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.*

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are : 51F, 51K3E432, 3E452, 3E472, 56652, 56672, 56692UT1120

Our Commitment to our Employees…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

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  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft