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Utility Locator/Public Works Laborer


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Job Title:

Utility Locate Technician

Job Description:

Locate Technicians are responsible for accurately locating City of Hoschton underground water lines, and sewer lines. Work duties include observing, locating, marking with flags and paint, and documenting underground and exposed utility locations. Understanding of doing so, using multiple methods is required. Locating technician will be dispatched to locate and verify for utility customer and contractors. Technician can work independently or in a team environment, in both circumstances’ technician will work under assigned supervisor. Ability to perform this job takes focus, skill, and the use of machinery and/or tools.  City of Hoschton is an equal opportunity employer. All employees can advance within the company, based on performance and satisfactory.

Candidates MUST take and pass a drug test.***

All employees of City of Hoschton, are assigned proper technology and work vehicles in order to perform all work-related duties.

We will provide you the tools you need to achieve including:

  • Company vehicle, Tablet
  • All personal protective equipment provided

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Locates underground facilities by using a transmitter and hooking up to a buried facility, pedestal etc.
  • Marking the underground utilities with appropriate colored flags and paint
  • Perform light excavation with a shovel, to expose buried utilities when necessary.
  • Works in and walks over all types of terrain in and around construction zones and residential, commercial, industrial, and rural areas in all types of weather conditions.
  • Interprets job order tickets, blueprints, and maps to efficiently route and perform duties.
  • Performs all work in a timely, professional, and efficient manner while effectively communicating and interacting with customers, co-employees and third parties
  • Communication with management team, contractor, and utility customer to ensure a damage free environment
  • Knowledge of technology and tools needed
  • Ability to work with others and ability to work unsupervised proficiently



  • High School Diploma or equivalency (GED)
  • State issued driver’s license
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to read, interpret, and decipher multiple types of prints
  • Ability to lift over 50lbs
  • Ability to walk/stand for multiple hours a day
  • Excellent communication skills needed
  • Ability to read and interrupt prints at a high level
  • Pass a drug test

All employees are eligible to receive some form of company benefits. Some benefits (including health insurance) are available to regular, full-time employees who maintain an average of 30 hours worked per week and after a 90-day probation period. Qualifying employees can enjoy paid holidays and PTO.

Benefits for full-time employees include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Simple IRA Plan (Matched 3% by the company)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday from 8am-4:30pm


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Computer skills: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Utility locating: 1 year++ (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)


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