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Line Locating Technician

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC
vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long term disability, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), profit sharing, company vehicle
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
Oct 23, 2023

Lake Superior Consulting is currently growing at a fast pace and as part of that growth, we are seeking to fill multiple positions as a Line Locating Technician inSouthern Minnesota (Northfield, Cannon Falls, Faribault, Red Wing, Owatonna).This is a great entry point into a growing industry with high demand! This position does not require prior experience or a specific degree/education (other than a high school diploma).

This individual will be responsible for accurately locating and marking cables, pipes, and other conduits that carry utilities underground. The locators' efforts protect underground utilities from damage during projects that involve excavation.

Responsibilities:



  • Respond to locate requests within legal time limit
  • Mark found utilities using proper coloring system (APWA marking standards)
  • Read and interpret utility maps/prints to identify the size and type of underground utility.
  • Complete required paperwork for locates and line crossings/excavations
  • Work safely by adhering to LSC and client guidelines and procedures
  • Communicate work scopes and responsibilities amongst project specific field-based teams
  • Complete and maintain operator qualifications (OQs)
  • Operate and use electronic locating equipment
  • Gather data, prepare records and reports in a timely manner
  • Perform daily safety meetings and submit daily report documentations
  • Generate and gather equipment for kickoffs of projects
  • Ensure your work is utilized with respect to company goals
  • Document and report any incidents, near misses, and opportunities for improvement
  • Work in compliance with all technical procedures and guidelines



Position Requirements:



  • High School Diploma
  • 1-2 years of utility locating experience preferred
  • Valid Driver's License required
  • Ability to travel and work in an outdoor environment
  • Capability to operate a company vehicle and use general hand/power tools
  • Must have strong critical thinking, problem solving, and troubleshooting abilities
  • Commitment to working safely and producing high quality, ethical service
  • Good organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Highly motivated and thrives in a dynamic, team-based and individual environment
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office programs
  • Availability to participate in on-call rotation



Physical Requirements and Demands:



  • Ability to work in a physically demanding outdoor environment, as required
  • Ability to traverse rugged terrain, excavations and work around pipe and equipment, as required
  • Must be able to travel to offsite locations for extended periods of time
  • Frequent periods of standing for long periods
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lb.
  • Exposure to all types of weather and terrain
  • Ability to work long hours for extended periodswhen projects demand
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work with a computer for extended periods


Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical service consultants that work to improve and strengthen our critical energy infrastructure. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. LSC provides integrity management solutions and engineering services to meet the increasing needs of our US and Canadian client base. Our talented team of technical professionals serves the Liquids and Natural Gas, Mining, Water and Wastewater, Renewables, and Manufacturing industries.

Competitive Compensation and Benefits Including:



  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Flexible work options
  • 401K/Profit Sharing (6% company match)
  • Company paid life, AD&D, and short/long term disability
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays (twelve per year)
  • Tuition reimbursement



Bias-Free Hiring Practices:

Lake Superior Consulting is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. We support an inclusive workplace where employees excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.

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