Utility Locator Description
The Utility Locators are responsible for pinpointing the paths of cables, pipes and other conduits that carry utilities underground. The locators’ efforts protect underground utilities from damage during projects involving excavation.
- Identify and map location and depth of utilities such as water, sewer, gas, cable, oil and electric lines.
- Document interactions, site information and utilities in organizational software.
- Communicate with clients, engineers and management.
- Use a variety of techniques (electrical, magnetic, GPS, blueprint analysis, and/or radar) to measure utilities.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Passion for accuracy.
- Self-motivated and able to work alone.
- Strong communication skills with the general public.
- Ability to follow instructions.
Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Vocational school training or apprenticeship preferred.
- On-the-job training offered.
- Class E Valid Driver’s License required.
- Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds and push and/or pull 50-pound loads at a time.
- Must be able to stand and walk up to eight hours per day and climb multiple sets of stairs while carrying materials weighing between 40 and 60 pounds.
- Must be able to ride in a vehicle up to four hours to travel to and from job sites.
- Must be able to work in different temperatures and changing weather conditions.
- Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or stretching.
- Exposure to characteristic construction site dangers.
- Must have flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of the business.