The Damage Prevention Lead Technician will provide guidance to a team of technicians, while also identifying, locating and marking the location of all partner subsurface utilities in order to minimize damage or disruption of service due to construction excavation activities.
• The lead will guide a team of four to five technicians operating in their area.
• Collect GPS pinpointed data to map locates of underground utilities, including telecommunications, electric power, cable TV, gas, water, and sewer systems.
• Thoroughly map underground utilities in a designated area, accurately updating collection maps of the location, completing the necessary documentation, and effectively photographing each job site.
• Collect data of excavated utilities on a job site, including potholes and cross–bores.
• Review proposed fiber placement path and report potential obstacles or alternative routes that may help make the job optimally safe and efficient to install.
• Report any issues in the field that may prevent accidents.
• Work closely with contractors and utility locate companies to coordinate necessary resources for existing buried infrastructure avoidance.
• Handle and maintain GPS RTK equipment, handheld devices and a company provided vehicle.
• Efficient use and understanding of mobile data collection software.
• Document interactions, site information and utilities in organizational software.
• Communicate with clients, engineers, and management.
• Coordinate with sub and prime contractors in their area.
• Manage workload for DPS Technicians.
• Ensure all data is being collected per client specifications.
• Support and troubleshoot local areas with utility locates.
• Reporting any issues and data collection to Supervisor.
• Strong attention to detail
• Passion for accuracy
• Self-motivated and able to work alone
• Strong communication and problem solving skills.
• Strong ability to work with the general public in a positive and efficient manner.
• Ability to follow instructions.
Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Vocational school training preferred
• On-the-job training offered
• Class E Valid Driver’s License required
• Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds and push and/or pull 50-pound loads at a time.
• Must be able to stand and walk up to eight hours per day and climb multiple sets of stairs while carrying materials weighing between 40 and 60 pounds.
• Must be able to drive a vehicle for up to eight hours to travel to and from job sites.
• Must be able to work in different temperatures and changing weather conditions.
• Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or stretching.
• Exposure to characteristic construction site dangers.
• Must have flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of the business.