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Locate Technician (Entry Level) - Plattsburg, Missouri

companyStake Center Locating
locationPlattsburg, MO 64477, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Utility Locator (Field Technician)

Starting pay $19.00!

More than a Job!

Stake Center Locating is hiring entry level Locate Technicians to locate underground utilities, troubleshoot, and mark the ground (using paint and flags), promoting damage prevention in your community. We will train you on the job and equip you with the basic skills to be successful in our 100% paid training. What you’ll need to bring is a preference to work outdoors in all weather, a desire to work independently and an ability to problem solve with speed and accuracy.

What We Offer:

Since 1997, we have been on a mission to make Stake Center a great place to work. We have been working with our locators to make Stake Center the company of choice. What we offer:

  • Pay Rate: $19.00 per hour.
  • Accelerate Your Career Program which boosts your hourly pay significantly after 6 months (ask your recruiter for details) and provides a great path to advancement!
  • We provide late-model vehicles with a fuel card that allows you to avoid high gas prices on your daily commute. In fact, you take the vehicle home every night (for company use only)!
  • PTO and paid Holidays – best in class
  • We begin insurance coverage as of your first day on the job.
  • We provide short and long-term disability and life insurance free of charge
  • We are providing vouchers that can be used on 300+ types of Red Wing safety shoes (a total of $200 after every twelve months of service).
  • 401(k) with company match

Key Responsibilities:

We will train entry level Locating Technicians to:

  • Think Safety First!
  • Use a laptop computer to receive, document and process tickets and email.
  • Read maps, interpret blueprints, and determine the best method & sequence for locating.
  • Use provided locate equipment & technology to accurately locate underground utilities.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, managers, and homeowners.


  • Eighteen years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to walk up to 5 miles a day 2-3 times a week.
  • Ability to carry up to 5 lbs of electronic locating equipment for extended periods of time; lifting objects up to 25 lbs or lifting in excess of 75 lbs with tool aids.
  • Pass pre-employment background and drug screening.


  • Will need to have the ability to work a flexible schedule (some evenings, weekends, and an occasional Holiday) as ticket/production load requires.
  • Employees will respond to emergency calls during scheduled on-call shift rotation.

We understand what is at stake for our employees, our customers, and our customers’ customers. That is why we continually invest in our people, equipment, and technology. To us you are a professional - this is a career not just a job!

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