What We Do-Our Purpose
Southern Cross partners with natural gas, electric, water, and oil utilities to ensure our mutual success. We have been in business for seven decades as an industry leader, innovator, and effective partner in utility field services. We have locations across North America and partner with our customers and employees to protect lives, property and client infrastructure by delivering high quality services.
Who We Are-Our Company Culture
We are a company who differentiates ourselves from the competition because of the high quality of our people, our work, and our processes. By fostering a culture of quality, innovation, and teamwork we work together to find better ways of getting things done. If you share these values and are looking to start or build a solid career, here’s one word of advice-apply!
We are looking for career-minded individuals who:
- Have an appreciation for safety & produce quality work
- Are motivated to be trained & learn new skills
- Enjoy the outdoors (as this is where you'd spend most of your time)
- Appreciate working independently
- Desire to start OR advance a career in utility field services
What You Will Do
Our Underground Utility Locate Technicians use computer utility maps and specialized equipment to find underground cables, pipes, and other underground utilities to prevent damages and ensure safety during excavation. Problem-solvers who know that quality is their priority should consider a career as an Underground Utility Locate Technician with Southern Cross.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Drives to sites in response to routine ticket requests, emergencies, and relocates
Utilizes the provided mapping tools and other location information, along with locating equipment, to locate underground utilities including, but not limited to: electrical cables, gas lines, telephone and other communication lines
Indicates utility locations through the utilization of paint, flags, and communicates other relevant information to excavation personnel or other appropriate authorities
Responds to after-hours emergency call-outs in accordance with the established rotation schedule.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude:
*Must have at least 1 year experience in utilities or locating*
Valid driver's license in applicable state of employment.
Must be able to work overtime when duties cannot be performed within a normal work schedule.
While performing the duties of this job, employees regularly:
Drive 50 to 300+ miles daily as required by assigned geographic locating area.
Stand and walk lengthy distances (4-6 miles) over uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
Sit for long periods of time while driving.
Lift and/or move 50 to 150 pounds.
Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
What You Will Earn
Starting pay is dependent on your applicable work experience and starts at $16.00-20.00/hr.
Benefits Include: Company Vehicle, Paid Training, Competitive Wages, Medical/Vision/Dental Plans, Life Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Wages On-Demand (Optional cash advances on earned pay) and many other benefits.
Remote interview process
Social distancing guidelines in place
needs 1 year locating experience
Our industry requires all candidates to pass a pre-employment drug screen and a 7 year background check.
To learn more about us, please visit our careers website at: www.southerncrosshire.com.
Southern Cross Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.