Utility Line Locator

at Kanaan Communications, LLC in Hope, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Overview and Essential Functions

Utility Line Locator Overview – Starting rate $20 to $30/hour We offer weekly pay, paid training, company truck and gas card! We mark underground utilities with flags & paint, and our work is essential to keeping the community safe- Join our Team!

+ Weekly Paychecks

+ 100% Paid Training

+ Company laptop, phone and equipment

+ Company “take home” Vehicle and fuel card

+ Work boot voucher (Red Wing)

+ Experienced Locators -encouraged to apply (pay rate will be based on verifiable experience)

+ Career growth and unlimited advancement opportunities!

+ Military Veterans are encouraged to apply

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you enjoy working independently and outdoors? If so, it may be time to \“Start a New Career\” with UtiliQuest ! We’re looking for Utility Locators to join our team and help connect America. What you’ll do… (essential functions)

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

+ Read and interpret 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 underground facilities

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

+ Perform light excavation with a shovel, 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 vehicles in a safe manner and maintain a 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

+ 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

+ Ability to carry 3-5 lbs electronic locating equipment for extended periods of time; lifting objects up to 50 pounds or lifting in excess of 50 lbs with tool aids

+ Hearing and speaking to exchange information

+ The employee shall follow all safety rules at all times

+ Will need to have the ability to work a flexible schedule (some evenings and weekends) as ticket/production load requires

+ Employee will respond to emergency calls during scheduled on-call shift rotation


Who we are looking for…( required skills for success )

+ You are at least 18 years old

+ You are authorized to work in the United States for this company

+ High School Diploma, GED equivalent, relevant work experience, or a combination of education and work experience preferred

+ Valid State driver’s license (cannot be considered Provisional), including an MVR record that is deemed acceptable by the company

+ Must be able to pass pre-employment requirements

+ Proficient in the use of hand tools and equipment (shovels, screw drivers, wrenches, and ped keys etc.)

+ Ability to carry 3-5 lbs electronic locating equipment for extended periods of time; lifting objects up to 50 pounds or lifting in excess of 50 lbs with tool aids

Transferable or related skills for this role: Maintenance, Technician, route driver, meter reading, landscaping, working outdoors, pest control, surveying, military, ready to work, underground utility locating, construction and laborer

Benefits and Company Summary

What we offer… (company benefits)

+ Weekly Paychecks

+ Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans

+ Flexible Spending Accounts

+ Short and Long Term Disability

+ Supplemental Life and AD&D

+ 401(k) Retirement Savings w/ Company Match

+ Stock Purchase Plan

+ Company Discounts

+ Legal Insurance

+ Paid Time Off and Holidays

UtiliQuest, LLC is a leading provider of quality underground utility damage prevention for over three decades. 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 Florida to New York with over 2,700 employees. Founded in 1998, UtiliQuest is a subsidiary of Dycom Industries, a leading provider of specialty contracting services to the telecommunications and infrastructure industry. To learn more about our company and benefits, please visit our website UtiliQuest Careers


Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. 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. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. (

The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.

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Job Posting: JC259814849

Posted On: May 14, 2024

Updated On: Jun 12, 2024

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