Tailman - R. B. Baker - St. Augustine, FL

Date: Jan 15, 2022

Country: St Augustine, FL, Florida, US, 32084

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Reeves Construction Company


Reeves Construction Company has been a key partner in the infrastructure growth of the Southeast since the company’s founding in 1955. As we’ve grown, Reeves has formed new partnerships and branched out to new subsidiaries from Sloan Construction (SC/NC), R.B. Baker Construction (GA/FL), to Southeast Emulsions (NC/SC/GA/VA). Reeves is a complete heavy civil highway and site development construction company dedicated to meet the specific needs of the roadway, airport, bridge, and military market. Reeves prides itself for its high company standards of safety, ethics, and performance.

Reeves is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.


Main Responsibilities


Job Description:


  • This position is responsible for providing support and assistance to the Pipe Layer. The Tailman is responsible for the assembly, connection and construction of pipe systems for storm drains in relation to highway and heavy construction projects.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Assist pipe layer in the installation of water main and sewers
  • Must have experience in laying water, sewer and storm pipe.
  • Must be able to mix and do concrete work.
  • Perform manual labor involved in assembling heavy construction pipe systems.
  • Guide Excavator Operator in trench excavation.
  • Ability to check trench for safe slopes and correct ladder entrance/exit placement.
  • Hand-shape pipe bedding for proper elevation and alignment.
  • Dig by hand to expose existing pipe and/or utilities in trench area.
  • Inspect pipe to ensure proper jointing can be achieved.
  • Verify installation using lasers and/or levels and grade rods.
  • Compact fill below, around, and above pipe installation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills Required


  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Six months to one year experience.
  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures.
  • Able to work independently or as an active member of a team.
  • Have transportation to work daily.


Physical Demands & Work Environment


Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or walk; talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must have 20/40 vision, either naturally or with corrective lenses. Hearing should be excellent or corrected by audio device.


Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.



Benefits & General Information


Competitive pay & comprehensive benefits include paid holidays, vacation, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, group health plan options (incl. medical, dental & vision, HSA, FSA), short term disability benefits & 401(k)/401(k) Roth w/company match.

**Drug-Free Workplace**
**E-Verify Participating Company**
**Minorities and Females Strongly Encouraged to Apply**




Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries (Reeves Construction) are Equal Opportunity Employers. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need an accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville