CIG: Utility Locator Technician

Consolidated Infrastructure Group Inc

Opportunity Title: Utility Locator Technician
Location: Houston, TX

Closed Date: 04/01/2017


Interviewing 3/28/2017 and 3/29/2017. 
Training class begins 4/3/2017

Consolidated Infrastructure Group, Inc. (“CIG”) was established to provide a full spectrum of outsourced utility asset damage prevention services and solutions to electric, gas, water, sewer, cable and telecom companies throughout North America.

Job Description

A Locator Technician uses electrical/technical equipment to accurately locate underground facilities including, but not limited to, telephone communication lines, electric power lines, cable television lines, gas lines, fiber optic lines, water lines, and sewer lines. Reports to lead technician, area supervisor, or district manager.


  • Locates underground facilities by using a transmitter and hooking up to a buried facility, pedestal etc.
  • Works in and walks over all types of terrain (grass, gravel, ditches, etc.) in and around construction zones and residential, commercial, industrial and rural areas in all types of weather conditions (rain, snow, heat, etc.).
  • Distinguishes different colored wires, cables and pipes while using and observing colored-paint and/or marking flags to locate the path of a buried facility within the particular state’s prescribed tolerance zone.
  • Interprets job order tickets, available blueprints and maps to efficiently route and determines the address and location of each locate order in urban and rural areas.
  • Performs stand-by, meet, emergency and on-call locates during regular, overtime and holiday hours as necessary to meet customer needs.
  • Performs all work in a timely, professional and efficient manner while effectively communicating and interacting with customers, co-employees and third parties.
  • Completes necessary administrative work including all necessary paperwork and other administrative tasks.
  • Removes and replaces manhole lids, climbs in and out of manholes and works in manholes, utility holes, or other confined or difficult to reach spaces in order to properly locate buried facilities.
  • Exhibits regular and punctual attendance.
  • Complies with all company policies, practices and standards of performance.
  • Availability for occasional on-call, 24-hour/7-day a week duties including some mandatory overtime and weekend and holiday work, depending upon customer needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Previous locating, utility, construction or construction-related experience including the ability to accurately read blue prints preferred.
  • Valid motor vehicle license with an acceptable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to concentrate for extended periods and to accurately handle extensive detail while performing assigned locating and necessary administrative functions.
  • Ability to work under demanding schedules and stressful conditions.
  • Ability to contribute suggestions for improving customer service and/or company policies including notifying management of any issues that may adversely impact servicing the customer.
  • Proficient in working independently in a variety of environments and effectively manage available time and resources.
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Proficient in the use of laptop computers, smartphones, etc.

Physical Qualifications:

  • Ability to walk long distances over all types of terrain including frequent climbing, twisting, bending, stooping, pushing, and pulling.
  • Ability to lift 15-20 lbs on a regular basis and up to 75 lbs on a periodic basis.
  • Ability to accurately distinguish between different colors.
  • Ability to operate a motorized vehicle in a legal, safe and efficient manner including attention to vehicle maintenance or safety issues as required by the company.
  • Ability to remain drug free and pass random drug tests.


  • Travel may be required, including overnight stays and out-of-town assignments/training.
  • Field Equipment is Provided



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