Underground Utility Locator

Who We Are: Voted one of the Best Firms to Work For and Hot Firm by Zweig Group for multiple years. WestLAND Group, Inc. (WLG) is a full-service engineering, geospatial, land planning, and utility locating firm providing creative and innovative solutions to public and private clients throughout California since 2000. WLG is known as an industry leader and pioneer in the adaption of state-of-the-art technologies combining professionalism, innovation, and a strong commitment to quality service and deliverables. WLG is dedicated to finding quality candidates and offers a competitive compensation plan and an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • A Salary Package that Includes an Excellent Incentive Compensation Program
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account Options
  • 401k Plan with a Generous Company Match and Fully Vested
  • 401Vacation and Holiday Pay
  • Flexible Work Schedule (Hybrid Remote; 9/80; Half-day Fridays, etc.)
  • Professional Development Assistance

The Position: A Utility Locating Technician is responsible for accurately locating underground utilities in a variety of terrain, weather conditions, and residential, commercial, & industrial areas.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and map location and depth of utilities such as water, sewer, gas, cable, oil and electric lines,
  • Document interactions, site information and utilities in organizational software.
  • Communicate with clients, engineers and management,
  • Ability to read utility maps and as-builts,
  • Use a variety of techniques (electrical, magnetic, GPS, blueprint analysis, and/or radar) to accurately locate underground utilities,
  • Prepare field notes and document site conditions as related to project requirements,
  • Conduct preliminary research and put together field request packages,
  • Work as part of team in covering field services which may include utility investigation, locating, inspections, land survey activities, traffic control and more.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent,
  • 3+ years’ experience in utility detection work,
  • Prior experience with electromagnetic locating equipment (RD 8100) preferred,
  • Prior experience with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) preferred,
  • Be physically able to lift up to 75 pounds,
  • Be able to sit, stand and walk for extended periods,
  • Ability to travel overnight and out of town,
  • Ability to work on several concurrent projects,
  • Excellent technical and communication skills.

WestLAND Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic provided by law.

Job Location: California Sacramento

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