Utility Locator / Damage Prevention Technician
Are you ready to learn a skilled trade and begin your career in a fast growing and lucrative industry?
Look no further. G-Tel Engineering is hiring and training new Damage Prevention Technicians to complete utility locates in and around the city. G-Tel Engineering is part of the OEC Services family, which includes multiple growing companies providing electrical distribution infrastructure, energy and power generation services.
Damage Prevention Technicians are the unsung heroes of the construction industry. So, what do they do? With any new excavation, there’s always the risk of hitting gas lines, water lines and electrical cables. Underground utility line locators prevent significant damage and even danger by making sure that doesn’t happen.
If you’ve ever seen a thin metal rod sticking up from someone’s lawn — usually topped with a brightly colored pennant – that’s where a damage prevention technician or utility locator has found and marked the path of underground utility lines through neighborhoods.
In this role, you will:
This is a great job for people who love working solo outdoors, representing their company to the public, and using their heads to investigate and solve problems. Being a Damage Prevention Technician sets you up for terrific career opportunities long-term – you’ll participate in a 3-month training program to learn the skills of this fast-growing industry, and once you’ve proven yourself capable in this role, there are many places to go within our company.
We’re looking for people with backgrounds in construction, landscaping, surveying, GIS, skilled trades, or engineering. If you love working outdoors, you’re made for this role.
You’ll thrive in this job because you’re reliable and dedicated, a natural problem solver, and detail-oriented. You’ve also got an aptitude for reading maps and would enjoy the regular task of calculating distances and writing clear reports.
On top of these characteristics you must:
And here’s what would be an asset:
You’ll be supplied with a company vehicle, phone and laptop for work use. You’ll work on your own, travelling to sites within your territory. You’ll mostly work Monday to Friday during the day with flexible hours, with overtime work on the weekends or evenings as required.
If you would love to work outdoors and start an exciting career, we need to hear from you right away! We’ll be hiring throughout January, February, and beyond.
How to Apply
Our online application will ask you to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. We strive to build diverse teams that reflect the community, and encourage applications from underrepresented groups.
We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.