Utility Locator/Damage Prevention Technician (on site)

EMPLOYER: J.D. Barnes Limited


Job description

J.D. Barnes Limited is the largest organization of its kind in Canada providing land surveying, bathymetric surveying, underground utility mapping, aerial mapping, land information solutions and integrated online data solutions coast to coast.

OnSite Locates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of J.D. Barnes Limited, is looking for a Utility Locator/Damage Prevention Technician. This position is responsible for performing private and pre-engineering utility locates while adhering to safety policies and practices, and meeting or exceeding quality and productivity goals.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application and résumé through our career page on our website at: www.jdbarnes.com


Job Responsibilities

  • Utilize utility locating and surveying equipment to perform private and pre-engineering utility locates
  • Prepare job specific job safety analysis and journey management reports
  • Maintain accurate accounting of findings using hand drawings and notes
  • Submit all findings, notes, hours and necessary paperwork daily
  • Ensure that safety is a priority in all facets of our business
  • Maintain positive employee, client and public relations
  • Ensure that safety, quality and productivity goals are met or exceeded
  • Ensure all company and client policies, procedures, and standards are adhered to
  • Maintain open communications between yourself and management


  • 1+ years of locating experience
  • Experience using and interpreting GPR and EM metal detection equipment an asset
  • Experience using GPS an asset
  • Excellent judgment, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills within a multi-task environment
  • Must be able to work independently and manage time efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Must be able to work in a confined space, walk, stoop, bend and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to travel out of town and possess a valid driver's license and safe driving record
  • Knowledge of locate theory, techniques and troubleshooting is an asset
  • Knowledge of ASCE 38-02 and CSA S250-11 Subsurface Utility Engineering standard procedures is an asset
  • Completion of Valid Damage Prevention Technician certificate from the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance is an asset

Interested candidates are invited to submit a résumé and cover letter online. If accessibility accommodations are required during any stage of the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

START DATE: 03/17/2022

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