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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 12:08 AM


About the Job


ELM is seekingLocate Techniciansto work in the Sun Valley/Ketchum, IDarea. As a Locate Technician, your primary responsibility will be to correctly, safely, and efficiently locate underground utilities including telecommunications, electric, and gas. This will require that you manage your own daily route and schedule within certain parameters, and that you are committed to the high quality and accuracy of your work to ensure that clients and contractors can operate in complete safety, with full knowledge of the location of any underground utility lines they may encounter.

Your specific duties in this role will include:

  • Searching for underground utilities and accurately marking the location
  • Completing all necessary paperwork
  • Maintaining daily contact with utility managers, crews, homeowners, and contractors discussing locate issues
  • Receiving daily jobs via computer/device
  • Prioritizing your daily work by going through all locate requests to determine routing
  • Reading and understanding utility-provided maps to assist in identification of underground utilities
  • Ensuring that clients and contractors suffer no damages or injuries due to mis-located utilities
  • Responding to emergency calls in a timely manner
  • Working periodic weekend on-call rotation


We are looking for a Locate Technician who combines a solid work ethic and the ability to self-manage with a firm commitment to safety. You must also be comfortable working in an outdoor setting, walking significant distances each day in all types of weather, and dealing with all manner of field hazards. It is also important that you have exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and that you are able to interact with people in a friendly and professional manner.

Specific qualifications for the position include:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to walk up to 5 miles a day in all weather conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to bend/stoop/kneel/crawl
  • Valid driver’s license with a good motor vehicle record
  • Ability to efficiently manage your daily schedule
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility and temperament to adapt to sudden challenges and changing work conditions
  • Willingness to change schedule at short notice to respond to emergency calls
  • Availability for weekend on-call duty, as required
  • Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug screens
  • Knowledge of underground utility construction and your assigned geographic region, preferred
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to use GPS/mapping systems, preferred
  • Prior locating or surveying experience, a plus
  • Experience scheduling your own work on a daily basis, a plus
  • Ability to read and decipher maps, a plus
  • Experience in delivery or route driving involving production quotas, a plus


When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of the Company, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development, and job succession.


As a Locate Technician with ELM Utility Services, you will be part of one of the largest and most respected companies in the utility location industry. We are the type of family-owned company where we know you by name and ensure that you have all of the training and support you need in order to do your job well. ELM is a great place to build your career home, as the vast majority of our management and executive team started with us as Locate Technicians. In addition to professional development and advancement opportunities, we also offer excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

Here is just some of what we have to offer:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Company-paid and voluntary life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid time off
  • Company vehicle for work-related travel


Submit your resume/application to Carlos Silva via email at carlos.silva@elmutility.comand reference Job Code IDSVL0218. Applications are located on the Careers tab


• Location: East Idaho, Sun Valley, ID

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