UtiliQuest Utility Line Locator - Valparaiso, IN in Valparaiso, Indiana

Company:

This is a great opportunity to join UtiliQuest, LLC

UtiliQuest, LLC a leading provider of quality underground utility damage prevention for over three decades, is seeking career-minded, self-motivated individuals to join our organization. With headquarters located in Alpharetta, Georgia just north of Atlanta, we have offices located in states including California, Indiana, Ohio and the Eastern US from Georgia to New York with over 2,000 employees. Founded in 1998, UtiliQuest is a subsidiary of Dycom Industries, a leading provider of specialty contracting services to the telecommunications and infrastructure industry.

Overview:

Under the direction of a company supervisor, performs work on a number of gas utility services that include but not limited to meter reading, meter inspections, meter painting and locating underground utilities.

Along with the opportunity to grow and succeed, we offer 100% paid training that exceeds industry standards, a company issued light pickup truck, military grade computer with access to state of the art innovative technology, safety gear including boots, and locating equipment. UtiliQuest believes in promoting from within. Become a part of a team where we believe in exceeding our customer’s expectation for quality, professionalism and value.

Responsibilities:

  • Use lap-top computer or other devices to receive, document and close out excavation notices, both during normal hours and after hours.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Use lap top computer or other devices to receive, document and close out excavation notices, both during normal hours and after hours.

  • Read and interpret meters and utility maps / prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities.

  • Use assigned communication equipment to effectively communicate with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding meters and underground facilities.

  • Inspect meters and connections for defects, damage, and unauthorized connections. Indicate irregularities on forms for necessary action by servicing department.

  • Verify readings to locate abnormal consumption and records reasons for fluctuations.

  • Operate different electronic detection equipment, to locate and mark under-ground facilities within prescribed accuracy limits.

  • Perform light excavation with a shovel or post hole diggers, to expose buried utilities when necessary.

  • Provide accurate documentation and or sketches related to all locates completed.

  • Receive and respond to excavation notices during normal and after hours in accordance with established time requirements.

  • Operate company vehicle in a safe manner, and maintain professional appearance.

  • Be able to perform manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices.

  • Perform work in all weather conditions, during normal and after hours.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Learn the basic skills required within NULCA’s Locator Competency Standards and the U.S. DOT Office of Pipeline Safety as they relate to gas line locating and Operator qualifications.

  • Successfully complete company’s required utility training program, and pass applicable written and field tests.

  • Develop general knowledge of State and Local damage prevention regulations

  • Develop general knowledge of utility construction patterns and layout.

  • Ability to read and interpret maps and meters.

  • Learn and apply safety measures relating to motor vehicle operations, manhole entry and other field related matters.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, or GED or two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Valid State driver's license, including an MVR record that is deemed acceptable by the company.

  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background checks.

  • Upon employment, will be subject to random drug testing in compliance with federal, state and company guidelines.

Benefits:

UtiliQuest offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. A wide range of benefit choices is available for our employees and their families, including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, 401(k) retirement savings plans, stock purchase plans and more.

  • Medical/Prescription Plans - UtiliQuest offers 3 medical plan options which include prescription drug benefits.

  • Dental Plans - Offers 2 dental insurance options - a high option plan that covers most dental treatments along with diagnostics and preventive care; and a low option plan that covers the basic diagnostics and preventive care.

  • Group Vision Plan - A PPO plan where participating doctors provide eye exams and substantial discounts for services and materials.

  • Flexible Spending Account - Benefit allows pre-tax dollars to be contributed annually to a reimbursement account for your and your family members' qualified healthcare expenses (up to $2,500) and dependent care expenses (up to $5,000).

  • Retirement Savings Plans - 401(K) - Once eligible, employees have the option to invest 1%-75% of their salary. The company will match a portion of this investment.

  • Stock Purchase Plan - Allows employees to purchase company stock through payroll deductions.

  • Short & Long Term Disability - Groups rates for disability insurance benefits which will replace a portion of your income due to illness or injury.

  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance - Life and AD&D insurance at group rates.

  • Company Discounts

  • Legal Services Insurance - Access to legal professionals at favorable rates.

  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Premium Pay for On-Call work

  • Opportunities for Advancement

Physical Abilities:

Regular use of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and tools; reaching overhead above the shoulders and horizontally; bending at the waist; standing and or walking for extended periods of time; hearing and speaking to exchange information; carrying 3-5 lb. electronic locating equipment for extended periods of time; lifting objects up to 50 pounds or lifting in excess of 50 lbs. with tool aids.

UtiliQuest is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested in learning more about our organization, please visit our website www.UtiliQuest.com


Our Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. ______________________ When you apply for this job, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your criminal background. Answering “Yes” to the criminal background questions will not automatically bar you from employment. A criminal background check will be conducted following any conditional offer of employment. Only those crimes which are substantially related to the position you are seeking will be considered. Please note that for certain contractors with whom we do business, based on the nature of their operation, the type of offense and related factors may affect your assignment to that contractor. Factors that will be taken into account include: (1) The facts or circumstances surrounding the offense or conduct; (2) the number of offenses for which you were convicted or plea was entered; (3) your age at the time of conviction or plea, or release from prison; (4) any evidence that you performed the same or similar type of work, post conviction/plea, with the same or different employers, with no known incidents of criminal conduct; (5) the length and consistency of employment history before and after the offense or conduct; (6) any rehabilitation efforts, e.g. education/training; (7) any employment or character references and any other information regarding your fitness for the particular position; and/or (8) whether you are bonded under a federal, state, or local bonding program. For applicants residing in and/or applying for a position in a state or locality listed below, please review the specific directions below before submitting your application. CALIFORNIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any misdemeanor conviction for which probation has been successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case has been dismissed by a court. Also, do not identify marijuana-related convictions entered by the court more than 2 years ago that involve: unlawful possession of marijuana; transportation or giving away of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis, or the offering to transport or give away up to 28.5 grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis; possession of paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana; being in a place with knowledge that marijuana was being used; or being under the influence of marijuana. Also, do not identify any arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction or any record of a referral to, and participation in, any pretrial or post trial diversion program. 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YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. Please limit your responses to any convictions within the past 10 years, excluding any period of time when you were incarcerated. IOWA APPLICANTS: Convictions will not automatically be a bar to employment, but the job, and the time, nature and seriousness of the crime will be considered. MARYLAND APPLICANTS: UNDER MARYLAND LAW, AN EMPLOYER MAY NOT REQUIRE OR DEMAND, AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT, PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT, THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL SUBMIT TO OR TAKE A LIE DETECTOR OR SIMILAR TEST. AN EMPLOYER WHO VIOLATES THIS LAW IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND SUBJECT TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $100. MASSACHUSETTS APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. You do not have to identify any record relating to prior arrests, criminal court appearances or convictions for which the record has been sealed and is on file with the Commissioner of Probation. You also do not have to identify prior arrests, court appearances and adjudications in cases of delinquency or as a child in need of services which did not result in a complaint transferred to the superior court for criminal prosecution. You also do not have to identify (1) an arrest, detention or disposition regarding any violation of law in which no conviction resulted; (2) first-time misdemeanor convictions for drunkenness, simple assault, speeding, minor traffic violations, affray or disturbance of the peace; and (3) convictions for other misdemeanors where the date of conviction or the end of any period of incarceration was more than 5 years ago, unless there have been subsequent convictions within those 5 years. It is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. MICHIGAN APPLICANTS: Do not identify any misdemeanor arrests, detentions or dispositions that did not result in conviction. MINNESOTA APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF SELECTION FOR AN INTERVIEW, OR IF NO INTERVIEW, WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. NEBRASKA APPLICANTS: Do not identify a sealed juvenile record of arrest, custody, complaint, disposition, diversion, adjudication or sentence. 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(BUFFALO APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS AFTER BEING INTERVIEWED IN PERSON OR BY TELEPHONE.) NEW JERSEY APPLICANTS (NEWARK ONLY): Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. You are not required to identify: (1) convictions for indictable offenses that are more than eight years old, measured from the date of sentencing; (2) disorderly person convictions or municipal ordinance violations that are more than five years old, measured from the date of sentencing; or (3) juvenile adjudications of delinquency; or criminal charges that never resulted in a conviction (4) records that have been erased, expunged, the subject of executive pardon or otherwise legally nullified.

OHIO APPLICANTS: Do not report any arrest or conviction for a minor misdemeanor drug violation as defined under Ohio Rev. Code 2925.11. PENNSYLVANIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify convictions for summary offenses. (PHILADELPHIA APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.) RHODE ISLAND APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. The Company is subject to Chapters 29-38 of Title 28 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, and is therefore covered by the state’s workers’ compensation law. WASHINGTON APPLICANTS: Do not identify any conviction entered by the court more than 10 years ago unless some period of incarceration resulting from that conviction took place within the last ten years. (SEATTLE APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.)