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Field Technician (Utility Locator)

Company: Southern Cross
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

What We Do-Our Purpose

Southern Cross partners with natural gas, electric, water, and oil utilities to ensure our mutual success. We have been in business for seven decades as an industry leader, innovator, and effective partner in utility field services. We have locations across North America and partner with our customers and employees to protect lives, property and client infrastructure by delivering high quality services.

Who We Are-Our Company Culture

We are a company who differentiates ourselves from the competition because of the high quality of our people, our work, and our processes. By fostering a culture of quality, innovation, and teamwork we work together to find better ways of getting things done. If you share these values and are looking to start or build a solid career, here's one word of advice-apply!

We are looking for career-minded individuals who:

-Have an appreciation for safety & produce quality work

-Are motivated to be trained & learn new skills

-Enjoy the outdoors (as this is where you'd spend most of your time)

-Appreciate working independently

-Desire to start OR advance a career in utility field services

*Must have at least 1 year experience in utilities, locating, OR a strong work ethic and desire to break into the utility industry with a leading damage reduction company.

What You Will Do

Our Underground Utility Locate Technicians use computer utility maps and specialized equipment to identify and mark underground utility precise locations. We provide all our technicians the tools and training to prevent damages and ensure overall safety during excavation. Problem-solvers who know that quality is their priority should consider a career as an Underground Utility Locate Technician with Southern Cross.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Prioritizes excavation and active 811 requests. Routes daily priorities to routine ticket requests, regular hour emergencies, projects, and contractor coordination.

Utilizes the provided mapping tools and other location information, along with the most advanced locating equipment, to locate underground gas and electric utilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude

Valid driver's license in applicable state of employment

Must be able to work overtime when duties cannot be performed within a normal work schedule

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, employees regularly:

Drive 50 to 200+ miles daily as required by assigned geographic locating area

Stand and walk lengthy distances (1+ miles)

Lift and/or move 50 pounds

Work outdoors in all weather conditions

What You Will Earn

Starting pay rate is $20hr and UP based on experience

$.50 rate increases at 60 days and then 180 days


Benefits Included

Company Vehicle, Paid Training, Competitive Wages, Medical/Vision/Dental Plans, Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays and many other benefits

COVID-19 Precautions

Social distancing guidelines in place

Remote interview process

$20 - $20 an hour

To learn more about us, please visit our careers website at:

EEO Statement

Southern Cross Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

Keywords: Southern Cross, Cincinnati , Field Technician (Utility Locator), Engineering , Cincinnati, Ohio

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