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BLACK HILLS ENERGY Utility Line Locator (UN204) - Training Provided! in MANCHESTER, Iowa

Job SpecificationsOur Utility Locators are responsible, self-motivated individuals, who are comfortable working independently. We will train the right individual who is committed to safety, pays close attention to detail, and takes pride in completing a job well done. Your daily responsibilities include responding to requests from customers and business representatives, locating and marking underground utility lines, and documenting your findings.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Gas Operations SupervisorWORK HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pmDISTRICT OFFICE: Manchester, IowaWORK LOCATION: Manchester, IowaRESIDENCY REQUIREMENT/CALL OUT: 19 - Dundee- Must reside within 20 miles of Dundee, IA.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Drive company vehicle to job sites in response to routine ticket requests, emergencies, and relocates. Operate company vehicle in a safe manner and maintain a professional appearance.Act as the liaison, effectively communicating with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding underground facilities.Interpret job order tickets, email requests, phone calls, blueprints and maps to efficiently route and perform duties.Utilize the provided utility maps/prints and other location information, along with locating equipment, to locate underground gas and/or electric utility lines.Identify utility locations through the utilization of paint, flags, matchsticks, and communicate relevant information to excavation personnel or other appropriate authorities.Provide accurate documentation and/or sketches related to all locates completed. Use computer or other devices to document and close out job orders.Performs gas meter turn-offs at customers premises according to Company policies and proceduresReads gas meters at customers premises using existing technology. Verifies identification numbers and records readings to assure accurate billing and records are maintained.Perform all work in a timely, professional, and efficient manner. Escalate investigation or higher-level issues to Manager.Perform light excavation with a shovel, to expose buried utilities when necessary.Assist gas crews on installation of gas mains and other gas operationsQUALIFICATIONS:6 months customer service (examples include: call center, restaurants, retail) experience is required.High School Diploma or equivalent is required.Valid State driver's license, including a DMV record that is deemed acceptable by the company.KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:Able to self-manage and communicate with supervisors and clients in a timely manner.Strong attention to detail and commitment to working safely.Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills.Strong planning and organizational skills are essential.Use consistent good judgment and think creatively to solve problems.MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend or stoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and hand coordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate and extend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visual acuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additional equipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, and sit. The employe