Utility Locator/SUE Technician III/IV
Job Type

Job Summary:

Responsible for working with managers, engineers, technicians and surveyors to assist in the field designation of underground utilities and development of utility documents for a variety of projects in the water and wastewater, commercial, retail, residential, industrial and transportation markets for private, state, municipal and federal sector clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with document research, field designation, marking and location of existing utility assets
  • Operate standard industry electromagnetic equipment, ground penetrating radar (GPR), vacuum excavation equipment, etc.
  • Assist with the management of SUE equipment inventory and maintenance
  • Stay abreast of technological advancements in the industry

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by management.

Machines, Tools and Equipment:

  • Operate standard office equipment (i.e., personal computer, facsimile, copy machine, etc.)

Education, Training, Experience and Licensing/Certification Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience preferred in Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) or Utility locating.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working experience with radio-frequency electromagnetic pipe and cable locators and ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems for designating subsurface utilities is preferred.
  • Knowledge of utility investigation utilizing vacuum excavation equipment is preferred but will train accordingly.
  • Ability to learn quickly, be coachable, and have a positive attitude.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Talk, hear, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 70 pounds occasionally

Working Conditions:

  • Work in outdoor environment and various weather conditions 80% of the time.
  • Moderate noise level
  • Travel via automobile regularly
  • Frequent out of town work requiring overnight stays. Up to 50% travel.