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Utility Locate Technician

United Locating Services

This is a Contract position in South Houston, TX posted November 23, 2021.

United Locating Services has immediate openings for Utility Locate Technicians.

Identifying and marking buried utilities (natural gas, electric, etc. . .) by referencing utility prints and electronically find the utilities using specific locating devices. Daily contact with utility managers, excavation crews, homeowners and contractors discussing locate issues. Prioritize work by going through all locate requests to determine routing. Read and understand utility provided maps/prints to assist in identification of underground utilities.

95% of job time is spent in a field environment with some administrative work required. Exposure to field hazards such as walking on uneven terrain in dirt, grass or on streets and sidewalks. Occasional lifting of materials up to 50 pounds required. Requires up to 3 miles per day walking at least twice a week. Office hours and schedule may vary.

A company vehicle will be provided and a competitive compensation package as well.

Must have a valid drivers license. Pre-employment and random drug testing required. Windows based general computer skills required.

Essential Functions of job: Perform utility locates in a variety of locations throughout the day by transmitting a signal onto the cable or pipe and following it’s path above ground with a “receiver,” then marking the path with paint & flags. This entails walking mostly in areas that are uneven terrain in dirt and grass or on streets and sidewalks.

Types of machines, tools, special equipment: Each locate technician will be provided a company vehicle, laptop computer, digital camera, cell phone, broadband internet device, and utility locating equipment. The locating equipment as a whole weighs approximately 15 pounds.

Subject to pre-employment background check and drug screen as well as random drug screens.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $24.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Utility locating: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Excavation/Construction: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

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Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place