C&L Operator I

TX - Saginaw

Posting Date


FLSA Status


Business Unit

Steel Pressure Pipe

Close Date

open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a C&L Operator I to join our Northwest Pipe team in Saginaw, TX.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

The C&L Operator is primarily responsible for prepping pipe and cement finishing of pipe in the coating and lining department. Under ongoing supervision, installs and removes rings from product, applies cement patch, loads and unloads pipe, mixes raw materials, grinds and modifies product.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities

Helps load, unload, and move products, materials and equipment safely and efficiently on vehicles.

  • Installs and removes rings on pipe.
  • Ensures rings are inspected and maintained properly.
  • Prepares vehicles and equipment for loads.
  • Mixes cement and prepares material for patchwork.
  • Performs cement labor as needed by lead person and/or supervisor.
  • Ensures ISO procedures are performed correctly.
  • Follows all safety and company policies/procedures and promotes a safe culture.
  • Prepares pipe for coating.
  • Finish cement.
  • Counts and marks all materials.
  • Inspect pipe before and after pipe is coated and or lined.
  • Regular, reliable, and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the lead or supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have ability to maintain crane certification
  • Must be able to operate large industrial forklift, skip loader/grader equipment safely
  • Ability to use hand held radios for communicating
  • Reading gauges and watching guides
  • Ability to read preventive maintenance forms, instruction manuals, pipe numbers, markings, tape measure, simple instructions, correspondence and memos
  • Ability to calculate peak and rigging loads
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience operating large industrial equipment preferred.
  • One to two years’ experience in a heavy manufacturing environment preferred.


C&L OPERATOR I – this level of Operator is responsible for loading and unloading cement and pipe products, along with being able to operate a crane.  Individuals in this position operate, work with and are around large industrial equipment.  Training is provided and duties are routinely carried out under close supervision; however, close supervision is not always available for routine and repetitive tasks, and these tasks can be carried on without difficulty once they are learned.  As work experience is gained, employee may be assigned to more advanced tasks that include more responsibility.


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

Sounds Like You?

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