Line Locating Technician

Line Locating Technician

POSITION PURPOSE

 

As a Locate Technician, you play a pivotal role in our operations. By excellent management of your crew and an appropriate level of communication with our clients, management, and other staff members, you ensure that the client is more than satisfied with our services. You perform whatever work 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.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Client Satisfaction

  • Client satisfaction is what keeps us in business and you are integral to meeting and exceeding their expectations of 3-D.
  • You always show up to the job site prepared, on time, and ready to work.
  • Being on time is critical to you and you always make sure your crew leaves for the job site with extra time. This may involve using mapping software.
  • You are an excellent communicator with our clients.  Upon arrival to the job site, you immediately touch base with our client to better understand the project, work area location(s) and inform them of all results and estimated completion time.
  • You take pride in your accuracy. Therefore, you complete your locating duties accurately and efficiently based on the pre-job/project information on a consistent basis.
  • You follow 3-D Line Locating’s Staking/Flagging Instructions because you believe in a job well done.
  • You effectively and efficiently create detailed maps of work areas located, using the appropriate software (TurboCAD 17 Pro), report and explain the information when needed to the client, the locator, or management.
  • Completing all required paperwork efficiently and accurately on a daily basis and submitting it to the client and office daily is an important aspect of your job (i.e. field time tickets, drawings, job specific paperwork.)
  • You take personal responsibility for the work of your crew.

 

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.
  • Training a locator assistant is an important part of your job.  You take it seriously and understand that you and the locator assistant are a team. You also answer all questions the locator assistant asks you in a professional manner.
  • You are responsible for ensuring work vehicles are equipped with ample supplies and equipment to perform your scheduled jobs/projects.
  • You are responsible for the safe and appropriate use of for all equipment that is currently signed out to you (i.e. company vehicles, UTV’s locators GPS’s etc.)
  • 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.)

Communication

  • You keep the office informed and make arrangements when equipment or a vehicle is in need of repair.
  • As you are the leader of your crew, you understand that communicating professionally with the locator assistant is critical to your success.
  • At the end of each work day, you call in to management to communicate your day/jobs completed and receive and line up your next day’s assignment.
  • Returning all business voicemails and e-mails that are sent to you daily is important to you to ensure you are communicating effectively with the team.

 

Safety

  • 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 know your exact location and communicate it to the locator assistant in case of emergency.
  • 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.
  • Always alert the office in any changes in scheduling. For your safety, we need to know your location.
  • 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 complete 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.

 

Working Conditions

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Employment Requirements

  • You have at least 3 to 5 years of experience in related pipeline and utility locating.
  • You have experience in satellite, battery, lease sites, plant sites and right-of-ways
  • You have general computer knowledge/skill including MS Office.
  • Computer drawing skills are required although training will be provided for our related software programs.
  • You have supervisory experience; ability to supervise your crew and manage the workload.
  • You are comfortable and able to work well without direct supervision.
  • 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 able to navigate using mapping software and legal site descriptions.
  • 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 and able to travel.
  • You possess valid H2S and First Aid safety tickets.