Job Title: Locator Business Unit: Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company Department: Locating Reports To: Supervisor, Locating and Manager, Outside Plant Employment Status: Full-time; non-exempt (hourly) Primary Location: Columbus, OH We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.
Company Profile: Networks Built Better. Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in broadband network construction and engineering. We support some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation. Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end users. Our diverse self-perform capabilities allow us to deliver high quality telecommunications and utility solutions with efficiency as one combined end-to-end business.
Congruex is a growing collection of subsidiary operating units. Our unified vision is to be the nation’s largest end-to-end provider of network design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for broadband operators. We are One Congruex.
Our Mission & Values It is our mission to satisfy our customers by providing the expertise, technology, and resources necessary to build better networks.
Congruex is committed to the overall health, wellness, and safety of our people. We support diversity, inclusion, and the right to live freely with mutual respect.
These values are ingrained in our core values of GRIT.
At Congruex, GRIT is an acronym for guts, reliability, improvement, and teamwork – having the GUTS to do the right thing, being RELIABLE to deliver what we promise, IMPROVING ourselves every day, and embracing TEAMWORK together as One Congruex.
Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company Gudenkauf is a diversified telecommunications, utility and systems integration solution provider with the personnel, equipment, expertise, and experience to deliver even in the toughest and most complicated conditions. We offer a variety of services from outside plant construction, fiber optic splicing and testing, utility locating, intelligent transportation systems, gas line cathodic protection, and emergency restoration services. We have grown to service the states of Ohio, West Virginia, along with expanding into Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Job Summary: The Locator position is responsible for pinpointing the paths of cables, pipes and other conduits that carry utilities underground. Locators’ efforts protect underground utilities from damage during projects involving excavation.
This position will cover the state of Ohio, and will report to Columbus, OH.
Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
Responsible for accurately and safely search for and marking underground utilities in a designated area.
Indicate utility locations through the utilization of paint and flags.
Complete necessary documentation regarding the marking and photographing of each locate.
Receive work tickets, open, document, close and provide follow-up summary of work.
Perform light excavation with shovel, to expose buried utilities when necessary.
Respond to emergency calls, as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Qualifications: Technical
Basic computer skills and proficiency to receive, open and close work tickets.
Ability to utilize Gudenkauf’s state=of-the-art ticket and claims management system to ensure and complete mark-out services for excavators or property owners at the work site.
Ability to locate underground utilities.
Ability to read and interpret utility maps/prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities.
Proficient in the use of hand tools and equipment (shovels, etc.).
Ability to use mapping tools and other location information along with locating equipment to locate underground utilities including telecommunications, electric power, gas, oil, water, sewer, and cable TV systems, telephone, correctly, safely, and efficiently.
Ability to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to manage time effectively.
Ability to work independently and make sound decisions using information at hand.
Basic working capability with PC software skills including Outlook, Excel, Word.
Ability to read, review, interpret and understand technical documents.
Ability to communicate with various business contacts representing the organization and with customers/public.
Ability to work in confined spaces (i.e., tunnels, trenches, crawl spaces, manholes, etc.) for extended periods of time.
Ability to work outdoors under challenging weather conditions (i.e., snow, wind, rain, extreme heat and/or cold).
Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs, moving your whole-body including climbing, lifting up to 30 pounds, reaching, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Ability to travel for business requirements within Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Ability to work overtime, as needed. Possible evening and weekend work may be required as there may be call-outs.
Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.
Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
Ability to adhere to company policy, regulations, procedures, and principles.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Individuals will be required to pass a preemployment drug test and background screening.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
Previous experience with locating.
Previous construction experience.
Understanding of the telecommunications industry and construction practices.
OSHA 10 certification.
OSHA 30 certification.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.