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Central Florida Locating

Utility Locate Technician

Central Florida Locating
Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 08/09/2013
Categories: Communications - Contractor & Other Trades - Engineering - Other
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position:                              Utility Locate Technician

Location:                             South Florida Area  - Office in Cape Coral

Salary Range:                     Depends on Experience

Employment Type:              Full Time with Vacation & Sick Pay


General Qualifications: 


Must have:        

  • a minimum of 1-2 years of underground utility locating experience
  • a valid State of Florida Driver’s License
  • a clear driving record – 3 year DMV Record must be furnished
  • no arrest records
  • a High School Diploma/GED
  • the ability to successfully complete the company training program
  • the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check
  • the ability, upon employment, to pass random drug testing
  • the ability to work in an outdoor environment
  • the ability to walk for  extended distances in various types of terrain
  • the ability

            *      to use hands and fingers to operate locate equipment and tools

            *      to bend at the waist

            *      to carry 3-5 lbs of electronic locating equipment for extended periods of time

            *      to lift objects up to 50 pounds or lift in excess of 50 pounds with tool aids

  • the ability to drive a company vehicle from assigned office to work sites during day or night hours, in adverse weather conditions, and heavy traffic
  • the ability to work out-of-town, weekends, and overtime as needed with normal work hours starting at 6:00 am
  • the ability to use computers and other devices to receive and document work
  • an excellent work history and attendance record
  • the ability to communicate effectively with clients and fellow workers


Note:  Ground Penetrating Radar Experience is not a requirement but is a plus.


Work Description:                           

  • to correctly and efficiently locate underground utilities according to established locating procedures.  This includes but is not limited to:

             *    performing a thorough search of the work area for underground utilities

             *    to properly identify, locate, &mark underground utilities by marking with applicable paint & flags

             *    to effectively read and interpret utility maps/prints, sketches, diagrams, and blueprints

             *    to complete electronic documentation of locate work

             *    to document locate work via field drawings and photographs

  • to operate assigned vehicle in a safe and law abiding manner
  • to properly maintain vehicle to minimize damage and repair costs
  • to properly use and maintain all location, safety, and computer equipment to minimize damage and repair costs
  • to perform all other duties as assigned
  • to present the proper company image by wearing proper attire and by having a clean and well-groomed appearance