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Fiber Optic Utility Locate Technician

Jacksonville, FL

Posted: 12/02/2019 Industry: OSP/Fiber: Fielders Job Number: 1294 Pay Rate: 43,680

Job Description


BroadStaff is happy to present a great opportunity on behalf of  our client, a tower and fiber integrator, for their full time, direct hire Fiber Optic Utility Locate Technician.  This position will sit in the Jacksonville, FL and OT eligible.  

Position Summary:

A Fiber Optic Utility Locate Technician  is responsible for the correct, safe and efficient identifying, locating and protecting of underground network facilities. Locators work from a company vehicle utilizing a laptop and smartphone to ensure clear and complete network identification for the excavator or property owner.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Thoroughly search for underground utilities in an area, properly marking the location, fulfilling the necessary paperwork to complete the Locate.
  • Operates locator system (sub-site and handheld) for installation of underground telecommunications cable conduit, including fiber optic cable.
  • Ensures safety of the public and other utilities underground facilities.
  • Ensures all applicable permits and locates are complete and on site.
  • Performs all duties according to prescribed safety procedures and uses appropriate safety equipment.
  • Outdoor work in all types of weather conditions. The company’ s 48-hour turnaround time on all locates means this position, and others, typically work the day after holidays and some weekends, as needed.

Job Qualification:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience utilizing geophysical multi-frequency locate equipment in the underground utility locating industry such as for a contract utility locating firm and/or a major utility company.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions; outdoor experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a confined space.
  • Must be computer proficient in Microsoft office / Word and ERIS/Google Earth mapping programs.
  • Must be available to work overtime and some weekends (as needed).

Additional Requirements:
  • Sitting, standing, and walking.
  • Lifting up to 75 pounds several times a day.
  • Overhead lifting of over 20 pounds.
  • Bending, stooping, climbing ladders and crawling.
  • Keyboarding/typing.
  • Long hours involving overtime and weekends as necessary.
  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen, sampling device and/or a paper copy.

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Stephanie Breslin

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