SUE Field Data Collection Technician

Job Description

Our company is looking for a Utility Locator to join our team. In this position, you are responsible for locating and marking underground utility lines to help construction crews avoid damaging them. While you do most of your work in the field, we are also looking for someone with strong research skills to enable you to find the lines faster. Experience with utilities is preferable, but we are willing to provide training to the right candidate. You also need a valid driver’s license to drive to each job site.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research the utility history of each job site
  • Travel to the job site
  • Survey the property to find utility lines
  • Mark each line with spray paint
  • Occasionally assists in performing surveys for County roads, bridges, buildings, and other properties.
  • Identify existing utility facilities in the field and interpret utility owner atlas sheets.
  • Keep clear and detailed records of meetings, take appropriate and clear photos and corresponding documentation, and generate professional, detailed reports and correspondence.

Job Requirements

One to three years of related field data collection experience preferred. GIS experience is a plus.

  • Intermediate PC skills (Word/Excel/Outlook), communication and organizational skills are required.
  • The ability to work independently and contribute to the overall team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize work to meet established deadlines.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • An ability to always conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner with all contacts, applying an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • A working knowledge of AutoCad and/or MicroStation is strongly desired.

This position is a safety sensitive position and may require safe operation of company vehicles as well as performance of other functions that are safety critical. Guy Engineering adheres to and abides by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Physical Demands

  • Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail in highly analytical situations requiring an extremely high degree of accuracy; Use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
  • Need to distinguish between shades of color; and communicate via radios.
  • While working in the field: Regularly walk, stand, or stoop; Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 60 pounds; Frequently lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity; Carry equipment up and down steep terrain; Walk, stand, crouch, or run on narrow, slippery surfaces.
  • Work is regularly performed for sustained periods outdoors in hot, cold, or inclement weather.


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage 100% paid by GUY for you individually (eligibility begins the first of the month following hire date, I.E. November 1st)
  • Medical coverage for dependents covered 40% by GUY
  • Company sponsored Wellness program – each employee and covered spouse can earn $400 in rewards per plan year
  • Life insurance, LTD (long term disability) and STD (short term disability) insurance 100% paid by GUY
  • Performance bonuses (up to 10% of salary) based on company performance.
  • Annual Christmas bonuses.
  • Paid vacation leave (starts at 80 hours)
  • Sick leave (40 hours)
  • 8 paid holidays off (64 hours)
  • Parental leave (40 hours) for birth or adoption
  • Bereavement as needed
  • Jury duty as needed
  • Community service time (12 hours per year)
  • GUY implements the GGOB (Great Game of Business) principles
  • Employee owned (ESOP) and open book management
  • 401k – 2.5% match on 5% employee contribution
  • Safe Harbor – 3% contributed to ESOP on employee behalf after one year of service