Locator Technician -103

Hickory, NC

Full Job Description

Generous PTO!

· Great Benefits! Starts within 60 days

· Tremendous Growth Opportunities!

· Mentoring Opportunities!

*This position requires you to work in the field 100% of the time*

Purpose of the job:

The Field Inspector (Locator) is part of a team working on the gas utilities infrastructure critical for hundreds of thousands of people. Our ENTRUST Solutions Group Locator team is vital in ensuring that crews work safely. These duties involve determining where underground utilities can be placed and where existing utilities are located.


·      Make SAFETY the #1 priority by adhering to and enforcing all company safety standards.

·      Ensure all field locate & mark activities adhere to the company specifications and standards.

·      Responsible for the ongoing compliance of all line locate & mark procedures and providing the best possible field assurance services to the client’s operations.

·      Maintain well documented Daily Progress Reports (DPRs) for all inspection worksite and contractor activities to include special notes of any incidents that arise.

·      Utilize maps and blueprints to identify and mark the location of utilities such as water, sewer, gas, cable, oil, and electric lines.

·      Document interactions, site information and utilities in organizational software.

·      Communicate with customers and internal leadership.

·      Use a variety of techniques including electronic, magnetic, blueprint analysis, and/or radar to measure utilities.

·      Provide daily and weekly production data reports.

·      Post informational door tags/letters notifying residents of our inspection procedures.

·      Maintain a professional relationship with client and their contractors, other team members, and consistently deliver excellent client work.

·      Execute job duties safely and in accordance with company policies, standards, and guidelines.

·      Additional duties as assigned.



·      Minimum one year installing/maintaining underground utilities, specifically natural gas distribution system piping and equipment OR performing third-party inspection for the installation of these facilities.

·      Required to have general knowledge, and the successful completion of the following training, certification, and evaluations: 

·      Experience with installation or inspection of natural gas transmission, water, wastewater, oil/gas, or other utilities may be considered.

·      Ability to read and understand construction/technical drawings and specifications.

·      Ability to use email, mobile devices, MS Office, and PDF software during your daily activities, including completed technical documentation.

·      Ability to manage difficult customers, call center experience a plus.

·      Ability to read maps and blueprints.

·      Knowledgeable in excavations and hazards associated.

·      Ability to work independently in an outdoor environment.

·      Must be able to pass DOT (compliant) drug screen.

Driving / Transportation:

·      License/Certification: Possession of a valid Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record is an ongoing requirement.


·      License/Certification: Possession of a valid Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record is an on-going requirement.

·      Excellent customer service skills.

·      Written and verbal communication skills.

·      A “quick learn” with aptitude to rapidly absorb and retain information.

·      Ability to stay focused and manage multiple projects simultaneously despite fast-changing conditions.

·      Commitment to doing quality work while putting safety first.

·      High personal and professional ethics.

·      High energy level; comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.

·      Open to input; not defensive.

·      Strong attention to detail.


Work is predominantly outdoors and, in all weather, and traffic conditions.; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The assigned schedule is agreed upon with resource management before hire. The individual must be able to drive safely and wear company-provided Personal Protective Equipment. There are routine discomforts from exposure to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness, and unpleasant air conditions.

·      Physically able to conduct client site visits including speaking and walking without assistance, climbing ladders, lifting (up to 50 pounds), and maneuvering in confined spaces.

·      Work in and/or near traffic construction areas and must have awareness of the surrounding hazards.

·      Ability to drive long distances between various field sites.

·      Ability to work in extremely hot/cold environments for lengthy periods of time, including inclement weather

·      Occasional stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, and carrying of items up to 50 pounds.

·      Assure technical activities comply with OQ/PJQ specifications.

·      Knowledgeable in excavation and able to identify hazards associated.

·      Ability to identify and recognize hazards associated with the tasks.

·      Must be able to wear company-provided, uniform/dress (shirt) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).