Telecommunications Utilities Locator

Website Mainstream Fiber Networks

Salary: $16.00 to $18.00 /hour based on experience

Telecommunications Utilities Locator

Mainstream Fiber Networks, LLC Corydon, IN USA

About Mainstream Fiber Networks, LLC:

Mainstream Fiber Networks is a regional Internet Service Provider in southern Indiana. Our goal is to provide affordable broadband fiber optic internet services to un-served and under-served communities.

Position Overview:

Primary responsibility will be to correctly, safely, and efficiently locate underground utilities including telecommunications, electric and gas. This will require that you manage your own daily route and schedule within certain parameters, and that you are committed to the high quality and accuracy of your work to ensure that clients and contractors can operate in complete safety and with full knowledge of the location of any underground utility lines they may encounter.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Searching for underground utilities and accurately marking the location
  • Completing all necessary paperwork
  • Maintaining daily contact with utility managers, crews, homeowners and contractors, discussing locate issues
  • Receiving daily jobs via computer/device
  • Prioritizing your daily work by going through all locate requests to determine routing
  • Reading and understanding utility-provided maps to assist in identification of underground utilities
  • Ensuring that clients and contractors suffer no damages or injuries due to miss-located utilities
  • Responding to emergency calls in a timely manner
  • Working periodic weekend on-call rotation

Functional and Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to efficiently manage your daily schedule
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and temperament to adapt to sudden challenges and changing work conditions
  • Willingness to change schedule at short notice to respond to emergency calls
  • Availability for weekend on-call duty, as required
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical, and random drug screens
  • Knowledge of underground utility construction and your assigned geographic region, preferred
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to use GPS/mapping systems, preferred
  • Prior locating or surveying experience, a plus
  • Experience scheduling your own work on a daily basis, a plus
  • Ability to read and decipher maps, a plus
  • Experience in delivery or route driving involving production quotas, a plus

Education/Training and Certification, Licensure, Registration Requirements, Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid drivers License

Environment/Physical Factors:

  • Ability to walk up to 5 miles a day in all weather conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to bend/stoop/kneel/crawl

You must also be comfortable working in an outdoor setting, walking significant distances each day in all types of weather, and dealing with all manner of field hazards. It is also important that you have exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and that you are able to interact with people in a friendly and professional manner.

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