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Job Code: 0742
Job Level: 08
Revised Date: 04/08/1999
Job Family: JF 22

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Occupational Summary

Locate underground cables, pipes and other conduits to prevent damage during excavations.

Work Performed

Utilize site plans, area maps and blueprints to locate underground high-voltage electrical cables, water lines, sewer lines, steam lines, gas lines, telephone and other communications lines, as well as duct banks and electric/water/gas taps to buildings.

Utilize site plans, area maps, blueprints, computer mapping database and other location information along with conduit-location equipment to locate conduits; update records using field findings.

Indicate conduit locations and communicate other relevant information to excavation personnel or other appropriate authorities; attend coordination meetings at project sites to discuss and plan service outages.

Maintain accurate records of work time and client identities to allow proper assignment of charge codes.

Transport location equipment and supplies to assigned sites; clean and maintain location equipment.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires an educational background normally equivalent to high school with course work in skilled crafts or trades.


Work requires 3years of technical experience in utility conduit location, including: map/plan reading; locating equipment operation.


Valid N.C. driver's license required. Some heavy lifting may be required.



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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