Field Technician 4 | East Syracuse | New york

Alternate Job Title Utility Locator
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Requisition # 18-P184-095
Division SUE Northeast Emp
Office East Syracuse, New york
Position Location Albany, NY, Rochester, NY, Syracuse, NY, Boston, MA, Providence, RI SUE Expansion
Date Posted 02/16/2018


Target candidate will be required to designate/locate a variety of underground utilities, understand as-built drawings and roadway plans, create legible field sketches, perform records research, operate and maintain vacuum excavation equipment, and supervise multiple 2 and 3 man crews. Candidate may be required to operate and maintain a vacuum excavation truck and related equipment safely and efficiently. Hold monthly safety meetings and identify potential safety hazards and create a corrective action plan when safety hazards are recognized. Perform other duties as assigned.


This position is similar to a utility locator or utility designator which requires 3 – 7 years of utility locating or utility designating experience using many types of pipe and cable locating devices including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Select and implement proper maintenance of traffic signage and follow safety precautions. Experience in Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is necessary. Surveying, CADD and vacuum excavation truck experience a plus. Signing Bonus for qualified candidates that have most or all of the above skills and experience .


Ability to follow instructions, training and mentoring crews with a positive can-do attitude are necessities. Must possess leadership and mentoring skills. Ability to accurately designate and locate various subsurface utilities in varied site conditions. Ability to perform some equipment maintenance tasks a plus. Mechanical aptitude is desired.

Degrees / Licenses (R)equired – (P)referred

High School Diploma is required. A valid current driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical card for Commercial Motor Vehicle operation is required. Current Commercial Driver’s License, NULCA or other certification is a plus.


Must be able to lift 50 pounds, walk for extended periods, work in all weather conditions, willing to work evenings/weekends when required, willing to travel for overnight and extended stay projects as required in the Northeast. Pre-employment drug testing is required as a condition of employment & random drug test for contracts as required. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veteran/Disabled