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Utility Locator

Company: City of Amarillo, TX
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Utility Coordinator, this position responds to requests from utility companies, contractors, plumbers, state agencies and customers for utility locations pertaining to renewal, replacement and/or adjustments of utilities. Assists the Utility Coordinator to maintain the material safety data sheet and meet other safety requirements. This position will be required to work shifts including evenings, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather. This position is considered weather essential personnel.

  • Locates city owned utilities for other utility companies, contractors, plumbers, state agencies and customers.
  • Advises and suggests to excavators proper methods and location of excavations to prevent present and/or future damage to city utilities.
  • Effectively interfaces with customers, city personnel, engineers and/or contractors.
  • Obtains timely information concerning the need for utility adjustments and/or relocations and forwarding this information to Water Supervisor and/or proper departments.
  • Provides information to the Water Supervisor of needed replacement, repair or installation of inadequate or deteriorated water and wastewater appurtenances found in the field.
  • Serves as alternate Utility Coordinator when needed.
  • Responds to after-hours calls on an as-needed basis
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a High School Diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of one year of experience in the utility field.

Valid Class A Texas Commercial Driver's License required.

  • The City of Amarillo will consider all relevant education and experience when determining an applicants minimum qualifications and starting salary.

Additional Requirements:

Ability to exercise sound judgement when performing the assigned work or when addressing emergency situations.

  • Ability to read and understand maps, use GIS and other location equipment and understand grades and percentage of grades.
  • Knowledgeable of material safety data sheet, hazardous information city policies, procedures and specifications.
  • Skill in operating and performing minor repairs on all types of equipment used in digging and locating water and sewer lines such as valve keys, hydraulic valves, shovels, picks, sledge hammers, jack hammers, line and metal detectors and the like.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability keep accurate records

The City of Amarillo is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.

The City of Amarillo provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case by case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 806-378-4294.

Essential Job Functions:

The employee is also required to balance, crouch, feel, finger, handle, pull, push, reach, speak, stand, stoop, talk, see, and walk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.

Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is required to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee is also required to balance, crouch, feel, finger, handle, pull, push, reach, speak, stand, stoop, talk, see, and walk. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.

Work Hours:

This position must be available to work on a rotating shift including nights, evenings, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather. This position is considered weather essential personnel

Keywords: City of Amarillo, TX, Amarillo , Utility Locator, Other , Amarillo, Texas

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