Line Locating Assistant

Line Locating Assistant

Are you a positive, energetic individual that enjoys a challenge and the opportunity to learn each day? Maybe you have prior line locating experience? Or you have no line locating experience but think that you have what it takes to join our industry! We are searching for people like you to become part of our team as a Line Locating Assistant!

As a Line Locating Assistant, you will assist your Crew Chief in all aspects of locating underground utilities, including marking and staking of the designated area.


 As a Locator Assistant, you play a very important role in our operations. Primarily, you ensure that a job goes smoothly and efficiently by assisting the Locate Technician in buried facility and pipeline locating.  You perform whatever is needed to be done to meet and exceed our client’s needs.  You are committed to representing 3-D Line Locating in a highly professional manner at all times and you take responsibility for the work you perform.


 Client Satisfaction

  • Client satisfaction is what keeps us in business and you contribute to this in several ways:
  • You always show up to the job site prepared, on time, and ready to work.
  • You are an excellent communicator with our clients whenever opportunity presents itself by communicating knowledge of the project.

 Team Player

  • You act as an ambassador of 3-D Line Locating both on and off work premises and work sites.
  • You contribute to a positive work environment at all times.
  • Your continuous assistance to the Locate Technician in pipeline locating and marking of all buried facilities on a daily basis, following 3-D Line Locating’s Best Practices is a very important aspect of your job.
  • If you are unsure or don’t know, you take the initiative and ask the crew chief the questions you need to fully understand the job.
  • You communicate well with the crew chief and follow his/her directions.
  • You have a lot to offer by giving helpful insight or suggestion on how to approach the job/project at hand.  You discuss your ideas with the Crew Chief.
  • You are prepared for the job at hand and part of that preparation includes you reviewing the Locate Tecnician’s drawings for quality control and to gain a better understanding of the information and job.
  • Your preparation also includes equipping the work vehicle daily with ample supplies and equipment to perform your scheduled jobs/projects.
  • To kick off the job efficiently, off load any equipment and tools required for the job once you arrive.
  • You follow 3-D Line Locating’s Staking/Flagging Instructions because you believe in a job well done.
  • You assist the Crew Chief in pulling up required maps, using mapping software so you make it to the job site on time.
  • Complying and participating in all requirements that the office staff ask or needs of you in a timely manner is one of your responsibilities. (i.e. Orientations, on-line-courses, employee information requested etc.)
  • At the end of each work day, you call in to management to communicate your day/jobs completed and receive your next day’s assignment.
  • You are responsible for keeping the truck clean at all times.  This includes the inside of the cab and the truck box, take out garbage, organize, and wipe down the interior.
  • You are always thinking ahead. When the Locate Technician is engaged in other duties be proactive and offer assistance where necessary (i.e. loading truck, organizing truck).


  • Safety is always your number one priority and being prepared with proper personal protective equipment for the job at hand and being ready for all weather conditions is your priority.
  • You pay attention to location of work site and surroundings.  In case of emergency, you know where to direct help.
  • Always ask the Locate Technician for the exact location and know at all times in case of emergency.
  • You familiarize yourself with LSD locations and mapping.
  • You ensure the office is aware of your travels throughout the day. Journey Management calls for each crew to place calls to the office when leaving one worksite to the other.  When travelling long distances or working alone, call ins to the office are to be no later than 3 hours apart until arrival at destination.
  • Alert the office in any changes in scheduling.
  • You have familiarized yourself with the company’s Health & Safety Policy Manual & Procedures.  You are able to enact these policies and procedures when required.
  • You participate in completing daily Hazard Assessments, safety meetings and show a commitment to the Health & Safety Program.
  • You report all near misses, incidents, accidents, and unsafe work conditions.
  • Prior to leaving and/or arriving at the work site, you complete a vehicle Inspection.  Trailer Inspection and ATV/UTV Inspection forms.  (if Applicable)
  • You maintain all safety courses and keep hard copies of these tickets on yourself while working on the various work sites.


  • You are often required to work out of town throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and BC for various lengths of time dependent on the job/project at present time.
  • You must enjoy working out of town for long periods.
  • Your working hours range dependent on the job/project at present time.
  • You may be required to work overtime. Overtime after 8 Hours
  • You work outdoors in the elements on a daily basis.
  • Your ability to drive UTV’s is required on various projects.
  • You walk long distances on a daily basis through various weather conditions.  Averages between 5-20 km per day.


  • You have experience and knowledge in the Oilfield Industry.
  • You have general computer knowledge/skill including MS Office.
  • You possess a valid AB Driver’s License and  a clean 3-year driver’s abstract.
  • You show strong commitment to safety performance and a Drug and Alcohol Policy.
  • You can pass a pre-Employment Drug Screening.
  • You are a good communicator, both written and verbal.
  • You have the ability to stay calm in stressful situations.
  • You are able to work in a changing and varied work schedule.
  • You enjoy working outdoors.


  • A responsible individual that is ready, willing and able to come to work each day
  • Someone who enjoys working outdoors
  • Is physically able to walk long distances and carry up to 50 lbs (on occasion)
  • Can complete repetitive tasks
  • Can be flexible with their schedule including being able to travel out of town for up to 21 consecutive days
  • Is comfortable learning new skills
  • Is professional and has good communication skills
  • Holds the following safety tickets (considered an asset):
    • H₂S Alive
    • First Aid

If your career goals include working for a dynamic growing company who focuses on quality, excellence and customer service, while developing and recognizing the value of its employees than 3-D Line Locating Ltd. may be the place for you!   We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive, Employer paid benefit package.


Please apply in confidence with your cover letter and resume to

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