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Locator - Underground Utilities-5509

Absolute Opportunities
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
November 04, 2019


Job Ref.: 5509

Job Title: Locator - Underground Utilities

Role: Technician / Maintenance

Relocation Available: No

Industry: Construction

Location: Ohio

Town / City: Cincinnati

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Under the direction of a company supervisor, performs work that involves visual inspection of predefined construction areas and reading and interpretation of utility maps to determine the presence of underground utilities, while using special electronic equipment to actually detect and locate said utilities. The utilities may include (but not be limited to) gas, electric, cable TV, telecommunications, sanitary sewer, water lines, street lighting and other facilities within the predefined construction area.


Use lap top computer or other devices to receive, document and close out excavation notices, both during normal hours and after hours.

Read and interpret utility maps / prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities.

Use assigned communication equipment to effectively communicate with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding underground facilities.

Operate different electronic detection equipment, to locate and mark under-ground facilities within prescribed accuracy limits.

Perform light excavation with a shovel, to expose buried utilities when necessary.

Provide accurate documentation and or sketches related to all locates completed.

Receive and respond to excavation notices during normal and after hours in accordance with established time requirements.

Operate company vehicle in a safe manner, and maintain professional appearance.

Be able to perform manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices.

Perform work in all weather conditions, during normal and after hours.


High School Diploma, or GED.

Valid State driver's license, including an MVR record that is deemed acceptable by the company.

Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background checks.

Upon employment, will be subject to random drug testing in compliance with federal, state and company guidelines.


The employee shall follow all safety rules at all times.

The employee shall not engage in unsafe acts.

The employee is expected to attend and participate in all safety meetings and training.

The employee shall use all prescribed safety equipment that is required to safely do the job at hand.

The employee shall report unsafe acts or conditions to his or her immediate Supervisor or Safety Personnel.

The employee shall report any and all injuries, accidents and/or incidents immediately their immediate Supervisor.

The employee shall be a safe worker on and off the job.


This position does not have supervisory duties.


This position may require being on call. Employee will respond to emergency call between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. This position may require weekend work, night work and/or overnight travel.


A High School Diploma or general education degree (GED); or one (1) to three (3) months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bottom Line Requirements:

1. High School Diploma or GED.

2. Experience locating underground utilities.

3. Must be local.