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Pipeline Construction

Within the U.S., pipeline construction is of monumental importance. Pipelines are vital for transporting unrefined crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum and protecting underground utilities such as electrical conduit systems. Without pipeline construction Americans would not have easy access to gasoline or home heating oil, nor be able to enjoy the luxury of indoor plumbing. In addition to sewer lines, underground pipes are utilized for storm drainage systems, transporting drinking water to homes, and other types of water infrastructure systems.

The pipeline industry is one of the few sectors experiencing economic growth. According to the California Economic & Workforce Development Program, the pipeline construction industry is expected to grow another 781,000 (11 percent) by the end of 2012. Numerous employment opportunities exist in this industry. Job positions include: general laborer, heavy equipment operator, foreman, superintendent, welder, mechanic, pipe fitter, gas pipe-layer, pipeline welder, oil pipeline walker, oil pipeline construction diver, design and SCADA engineers.

Employees entering into gas and oil pipeline construction need to undergo substantial training that includes coverage of safety regulations set forth by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and Public Utility Companies.

While pipeline construction jobs are not for everyone, having a career in the industry can be very rewarding. Energy pipeline jobs often require working away from home for several weeks. Engineers, laborers, and supervisors frequently work in demanding terrain such as mountains, rivers, and deserts.

Other fields include wet utility and dry utility pipeline construction. Wet utility encompasses installation of sewer pipes, water pipeline, fireline, and storm drainage systems. Dry utility encompasses electrical or gas pipelines, electrical conduit systems, and telecommunication facilities.

Numerous pipeline construction companies are located within the U.S. with a high concentration in Southern California. Dozens of opportunities exist for working abroad. The Asian job market has experienced rapid growth in pipeline construction, along with India, Brazil and United Arab Emirates; particularly Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Domestic jobs can be found in California, Texas, Louisiana, and Alaska which offer a vast amount of career choices. People can work at entry level jobs at oil fields, as a welder at an offshore drilling site, or working on the Alaskan pipeline, to name a few.

In the U.S. alone, more than 200,000 miles of pipeline exist just to transport oil and gas. This doesn't come close to the millions of miles of sewer lines, water pipelines, firelines, storm drainage systems, and dry utility pipelines. It takes an enormous workforce to install and maintain the vast number of pipelines that connect Americans to the resources they need.

Pipeline construction demands highly trained laborers, engineers, and supervisors to orchestrate the complex workings of pipeline systems. The type of skills and education required depend on the position. A high school diploma or GED is usually sufficient for entry level work, while engineers are required to hold at least a bachelor's degree in engineering and be licensed.

At Kana Pipeline, we accept online applications for field, mechanical, estimating and project management positions. In business for over 25 years, we are a pipeline construction company with hundreds of years of combined pipeline experience amongst our employees. Much of our success stems from teams of hard working and dedicated individuals who take great pride in their work while meeting strict deadlines.

Kana Pipeline is recognized as an industry leader in wet utility pipeline construction, installing domestic and reclaimed water mains, sewer, storm drain, and fireline installation to both private and public sectors. Complementary to our pipeline division, we also provide subsurface utility engineering; private utility locating and vacuum utility potholing, which aid to prevent any additional construction costs during pipeline installation.

If you are in need of a pipeline construction company in southern California or have the qualifications to join our team, we'd like to hear from you. Visit our pipeline construction jobs page to download an employment application or contact us by phone to discuss your project needs.