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OSP Utility Locator Technician

Company: Race Telecommunications LLC
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: OSP Utility Locator TechnicianClassification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, At-WillReports to: OSP DirectorDepartment: Construction & OSPLocation: In-Field: Lancaster, CA. Work will be primarily performed at a designated field worksite location based out of a central Race Communications worksite. Location Status: About Us:Race Communications is one of California's leading telecommunications and fiber technology companies, offering a full range of communications services and competing in over 25 markets with investments totaling $150M in recent years. Working in partnership with several public and private entities, Race focuses its efforts on building top-tier networks that service small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. Our comprehensive network has brought significant improvements to local entities, education, community services, and public safety across the state. In today's connected world, reliable, high-speed internet is an absolute necessity, and it is our company's mission to provide advanced communications at an affordable price. Race focuses its efforts towards building world-class fiber networks and offering gigabit internet service to communities throughout California. Summary:The Utility Locator Technician is a skilled professional responsible for accurately identifying and marking underground utility lines, ensuring the safety and integrity of excavation projects. This role involves using advanced equipment and techniques to locate and map utility lines, such as fiber optic cables, to prevent damage during construction or maintenance activities. Utility Locator Technicians collaborate closely with construction teams, follow safety protocols, and adhere to industry standards to minimize disruptions and costly repairs. Their expertise plays a critical role in maintaining reliable telecommunications infrastructure and ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of essential services. Qualifications and Experience:

  • Eligibility for US Employment without sponsorship
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred
  • A valid California driver's license, subject to successful verification through a DMV check
  • Proficiency in Spanish Language a plus
  • AutoCAD/Google Maps/KMZ experience preferred
  • Utility Marking Experience preferred
  • Maintains a dependable record of attendance, consistently punctual
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s), and overtime as neededSkills:
    • Proficient use of MS Office applications including Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; teleconferencing applications
    • Functional use of common office equipment, computers, and office software
    • Strong time management skills, with the ability to manage priorities and workflow
    • Commitment to accuracy and high standards for quality of work
    • Ability to work with all levels of team members and management
    • Excellent problem resolution and customer service skills
    • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
    • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance
    • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with a sense of urgency
    • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
    • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Support and Coordination:
      • Supports USA ticketing and Field Marketing initiatives Utility Identification and Mapping:
        • Interprets utility maps and prints, using tools such as KMZ and AutoCAD, to determine the natural and dimensions of underground utilities Utility Location and Marking:
          • Utilizes various electronic detection tools to accurately locate and mark underground facilities within specified precision boundaries
          • Conducts minor excavations using a shovel when needed to uncover buried utilities
          • Deploys a range of hand tools and equipment, including shovels, screwdrivers, wrenches, and ped keys, as required Infrastructure Inspection:
            • Conducts inspections of both aerial and underground fiber infrastructure as needed Other duties as necessary may include but are not limited to:
              • Successfully completes assigned training and examinations, as well as participate in ongoing performance and development reviews, and goal setting
              • Be available to participate in internal or external meetings, special functions, and professional development opportunities
              • Cross-trains and shares knowledge with other team members
              • Supports routine tasks
              • Maintains a professional appearance, hygiene, and demeanor
              • Performs other related duties as assigned by management As part of Our Team, You'll Enjoy:
                • 100% premium paid for medical, dental, vision and life for all our employees!
                • An excellent 401 (k) with 100% Employer-matched up to 4%
                • Working to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas, providing much needed services to those who don't have access to reliable internet
                • Working for a company that appreciates their employees; every member of the Race team is a part of a collaborative familyAll offers of employment are contingent until all pre-employment requirements are met. These requirements, which vary by position, may include drug and background screenings as well as Motor Vehicle and DOT related screening and reporting requirements. Race will consider qualified job applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. All new employees will participate in the mandatory 'Speedway to Success' (Speedway) orientation at one our offices located in either Tehachapi, CA, Yuba City, CA, or South San Francisco, CA. The duration of the Speedway program spans from 1-3 weeks, depending on the position. During Speedway the schedule will vary: 8-hour days are planned, but shorter days may occur depending on the group's pace. Applicants further than 50 miles from these training locations will be provided with necessary travel accommodations as part of the onboarding process. Applicants 50 miles or less from these locations will be considered regular commute. For those working remotely, virtual attendance will depend on position requirements. Further details will be provided to you during the interview process, and before your start date. Race Communications is an equal opportunity employer who welcomes applications from individuals (with or without reasonable accommodation), with the skills, experience, and dedication to excel in their roles without regard to race, religion, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, reproductive health decision-making, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. Reasonable accommodation(s) for qualified individuals with disabilities are available as part of the application and interview processes. If accommodations are needed during the application or interview process, or workplace accommodations are required after a job offer is made, please contact to initiate the interactive process. Updated: 01/2024 Compensation details: 18-22 Hourly WagePIfee13b999938-31181-33972336

Keywords: Race Telecommunications LLC, Lancaster , OSP Utility Locator Technician, Professions , Lancaster, California

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