No single DOT description covers this occupation perfectly. These are not rocket science occupations, and the folks that perform this service often do so for only one or two utility types (gas vs. water vs. electric vs. sewer vs. phone/cable vs. fiber optic). They may even be independent contractors to the utilities or employed directly by a utility.
Other DOT occupations (such as those below) dance around it, but the SVP on these is often too high for the locator job. The Utility Locator goes out on site, uses an electronic gadget to detect the specific utility that is being located, and spray paints a line on the ground (in a particular color ... one color for each type of utility) to show the path of the line from the transformer (or street) to the house location. This is desirable to avoid digging deep in this trench and cutting any of these basic utility lines. They also climb hills to mark buried utility lines.
Call 811 - This is usually the public line to request a free utility location service prior to digging. Engage in a discussion about who the local subcontractor(s) are in your local area.
Close/Partial Matches in the DOT:
239.367-034 UTILITY CLERK - L 5
Responds to telephone requests for information concerning location of underground utility distribution lines: Informs construction contractors and others excavating near company installations of buried line locations to prevent safety hazards and damage to company equipment, utilizing plat and distribution line maps. Updates maps to indicate extensions and revisions of utility distribution lines within specified jurisdiction. May relay telephone reports of gas emergencies to specified personnel [GAS-DISTRIBUTION-AND-EMERGENCY CLERK (utilities) 249.367-042] or radio customer service requests to mobile service crews, using two-way radio. May issue tools and parts used by company work crews [STOCK CLERK (clerical) 222.387-058].
953.667-010 GAS-LEAK INSPECTOR HELPER - M 4
Assists GAS-LEAK INSPECTOR (pipe lines; utilities) in locating and detecting leaks in underground and exposed pipelines: Carries testing equipment and handtools to and from vehicle to test site. Places barricades and safety signs at test area and directs traffic to protect workers and public. Measures distances of leak from reference point, using rule or tape, and records data, such as instrument readings in survey report. Assists in performing temporary repairs, using handtools. May drive vehicle equipped with detection devices along inspection route. Performs other duties as described under HELPER (any industry) Master Title.
953.367-010 GAS-LEAK INSPECTOR; LEAK LOCATOR; MAINTENANCE INSPECTOR - L 5
LEAK LOCATOR; MAINTENANCE INSPECTOR. Inspects underground and exposed gas pipelines and enclosed areas to detect and locate leaks, using testing instruments: Walks or rides along pipelines and observes terrain for evidence of leaks, such as decayed vegetation, gas odor, and water bubbles. Drives bar into ground at intervals near pipe, using sledgehammer, preparatory to testing subsurface for traces of gas. Inserts combustible-gas indicator-probe into hole and reads indicator to determine location of leak. Inspects exposed pipes in buildings, manholes, vaults, and valve boxes for leaks, using combustible indicator. Notifies maintenance department of location and condition of facilities inspected and tested. May make temporary repairs, using repair dope or gastight clamps. May drive vehicle equipped with detection devices to aid in locating leaks.
003.167-014 DISTRIBUTION-FIELD ENGINEER; DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER; DISTRIBUTION-FIELD ENGINEER; LINE INSPECTOR - L 8
LINE INSPECTOR. Plans and outlines changes in power distribution facilities to overcome unsatisfactory conditions, such as overloaded or underloaded circuits, and to provide for new or anticipated load increases: Reviews complaints and reports of load requirements for area under question to determine nature of adjustment to be made. Makes field surveys or studies maps showing relays, line intersections, overhead and underground connections, feeder lines, and other component elements of power system area under observation to ascertain where changes can be made. Makes calculations, following standardized procedures, to determine amount and type of replacing, switching, or other system revisions necessary to improve service. Recommends installation of additional facilities if changes within existing system cannot meet increased load. Makes notes and sketches of proposed changes and refers sketch to DRAFTER, CARTOGRAPHIC (profess. & kin.) for detailed work drawings. May investigate low voltage complaints by visiting area and determining if excessive load or power leakage causes defect.
219.362-030 EXTENSION CLERK - S 5
Processes requisitions for gas main or electric-power line extensions and keeps control records to report and coordinate construction activities between utility and contractors: Compiles information required for preparation of line- or main-extension contracts from construction sketches. Computes or verifies charges for customer. Reviews completed contracts and construction work orders for completeness and accuracy. Annotates subdivision plat books (maps) to indicate location and nature of construction shown on work order. Compiles reports from extension requisitions and work orders. Receives orders from customers by telephone and in person for services requiring extensions in main or distribution lines.
821.367-010 CONSTRUCTION CHECKER; INSPECTOR AND CLERK; POWER-LINE INSPECTOR - M 6
INSPECTOR AND CLERK; POWER-LINE INSPECTOR. Inspects and prepares reports concerned with construction and maintenance of overhead or underground electric-power line projects or extensions: Inspects pole installations to ensure compliance with work order specifications, and records items requiring correction, such as loose guy wires, hanging wires, defective conduits or vaults, and incorrect location of equipment on pole. Records identification data on installed equipment, such as transformers, wires or cables, poles or vaults, and guys. Checks line and transformer capacities and phase hook-ups to provide data required for adjustment of power load and phase balance. Draws sketches of installation and location of equipment, such as transformers, switches, fuse boxes, lines, and guys so that map records can be corrected. May prepare list of hardware and materials used on specified construction project.
229.367-010 FIELD RECORDER; FIELD CLERK; FIELD RECORDER - L 4
FIELD CLERK. Maintains records of equipment, materials, and supplies used in construction, installation, and maintenance of electric-power distribution lines and facilities: Observes operations of field crew, and records data, such as equipment installed or replaced, materials and supplies used, and labor costs. Prepares sketches or enters on drawing type of equipment installed and location of equipment in order that circuit maps and blueprints can be corrected. Prepares and attaches identification tags to equipment, such as transformers and switches removed from service for repair or storage. Prepares and nails metal tags on pole indicating circuit and station in transmission or distribution line. Maintains inventory of equipment in field truck and prepares requisitions for replacement parts, materials, and supplies.
899.684-026 PIPELINER - H 5
Maintains and repairs pipelines, pumping stations, and tank farms by performing any combination of following duties as member of crew: Removes rust and foreign substances from meters and valves, using sand blasting equipment. Pours corrosion resistant material over pipe or applies material with brush or spray gun. Wraps pipe with strips of paper or fabric to prevent corrosion and leakage. Drives and operates such equipment as backhoes, bulldozers, and side booms to dig ditches, lay pipe, and backfill ditches. Positions materials, pipes, fittings, and pumping equipment for carpenters, mechanics, and welders. Installs screw-pipe and manifold connections, using wrenches and pipe tongs. Cleans storage tanks, using squeegees and rakes. Dismantles and restores items, such as fences, gates, and water lines, that inhibit pipeline work, using earth moving equipment, pick, and shovel. Cuts brushes, trees, and weeds with axes and hoes; digs drainage ditches, using shovel; and gathers trash, pipe parts, and equipment to clear grounds along pipelines right-of-way. Spreads chemical pellets along right-of-way for control of tree growth. Loads and unloads trucks. May walk along line to detect leaks [LINE WALKER (petrol. & gas; petrol. refin.; pipe lines)]. May operate pumping equipment [PUMPER (any industry)]. May operate pipe-cleaning-and-wrapping machines to apply dope and wrap pipe.
869.664-014 CONSTRUCTION WORKER I
ALTERNATE JOB TITLES (Might also be known as):
CEMENT SPRAYER, NOZZLE; BATTERBOARD SETTER; BILLBOARD-ERECTOR HELPER; BRICKLAYER, PAVING BRICK; CARPENTER HELPER, MAINTENANCE; CAULKER; CEMENT MASON, HIGHWAYS AND STREETS; CONCRETE-WALL-GRINDER OPERATOR; CONSTRUCTION TRAINEE; CONSTRUCTION WORKER I; CORRUGATED-SHEET-MATERIAL SHEETER; CRADLE PLACER; DAMPPROOFER; DRAIN LAYER; DUCT INSTALLER; FINE GRADER; FITTER; FLOOR FINISHER; FLOOR-SANDING-MACHINE OPERATOR; FORM SETTER, METAL-ROAD FORMS; FORM SETTER, STEEL FORMS; FORM SETTER, STEEL-PAN FORMS; FORM-BUILDER HELPER; FOUNDATION-DRILL-OPERATOR HELPER; GLAZIER HELPER; GROUND WIRER; HOLDER, PILE DRIVING; HYDRANT-AND-VALVE SETTER; INSULATION INSTALLER; JOIST SETTER, ADJUSTABLE STEEL; LABORER, ADJUSTABLE STEEL JOIST; LABORER, CARPENTRY; LABORER, CARPENTRY, DOCK; LAYER-OUT, PLATE GLASS; LIGHTNING-ROD ERECTOR; NAIL DRIVER/LABORER; ORNAMENTAL-IRON-WORKER HELPER; PAINT-STRIPPING-MACHINE OPERATOR; PAINTER, ROUGH; PAINTER, STRUCTURAL STEEL; PERMASTONE DRESSER; PILE-DRIVING SETTER; PIPE CAULKER; PIPE LAYER; PIPE-LINE WORKER; PLUMBER HELPER; POINTER, CAULKER, AND CLEANER; PUMP-ERECTOR HELPER; RECEIVER SETTER; ROOFER, VINYL COATING; SEAT INSTALLER; SEPTIC-TANK SERVICER; SEWER TAPPER; SHORER; STONE POLISHER; TAPPING-MACHINE OPERATOR; TRADESMAN; TUCK POINTER; WATERPROOFER; WELL-DRILL-OPERATOR HELPER, CABLE TOOL; WELL-DRILL-OPERATOR HELPER, ROTARY DRILL; WRECKER; CONSTRUCTION MAN, MASTER CHIEF; CONSTRUCTIONMAN; CONSTRUCTIONMAN APPRENTICE; EQUIPMENTMAN, MASTER CHIEF; GENERAL ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR
Performs any combination of following duties on construction projects, usually working in utility capacity, by transferring from one task to another where demands require worker with varied experience and ability to work without close supervision: Measures distances from grade stakes, drives stakes, and stretches tight line. Bolts, nails, aligns, and blocks up under forms. Signals operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications. Levels earth to fine grade specifications, using pick and shovel. Mixes concrete, using portable mixer. Smooths and finishes freshly poured cement or concrete, using float, trowel, or screed. Positions, joins, aligns, and seals pipe sections. Erects scaffolding, shoring, and braces. Mops, brushes, or spreads paints or bituminous compounds over surfaces for protection. Sprays materials such as water, sand, steam, vinyl, paint, or stucco through hose to clean, coat, or seal surfaces. Applies caulking compounds by hand or with caulking gun to seal crevices. Grinds, sands, or polishes surfaces, such as concrete, marble, terrazzo, or wood flooring, using abrasive tools or machines. Performs variety of tasks involving dexterous use of hands and tools, such as demolishing buildings, sawing lumber, dismantling forms, removing projections from concrete, mounting pipe hangers, and cutting and attaching insulating material. Work is usually performed with other workers. May be designated according to duties performed as Batterboard Setter (construction); Billboard-Erector Helper (construction); Bricklayer, Paving Brick (construction); Caulker (construction). May be designated: Carpenter Helper, Maintenance (construction); Cement Mason, Highways And Streets (construction); Cement Sprayer, Nozzle (concrete prod.; construction); Concrete-Wall-Grinder Operator (construction); Corrugated-Sheet-Material Sheeter (construction); Cradle Placer (construction); Dampproofer (construction); Drain Layer (construction); Duct Installer (construction; mfd. bldgs.); Fine Grader (construction); Fitter (construction; pipe lines); Floor Finisher (construction); Floor-Sanding-Machine Operator (construction); Form-Builder Helper (construction); Form Setter, Metal-Road Forms (construction); Form Setter, Steel Forms (construction); Form Setter, Steel-Pan Forms (construction); Foundation-Drill-Operator Helper (construction); Glazier Helper (construction); Ground Wirer (construction); Holder, Pile Driving (construction); Hydrant-And-Valve Setter (construction); Insulation Installer (construction); Joist Setter, Adjustable Steel (construction); Laborer, Adjustable Steel Joist (construction); Laborer, Carpentry (construction); Laborer, Carpentry, Dock (construction); Layer-Out, Plate Glass (construction); Lightning-Rod Erector (construction); Ornamental-Iron-Worker Helper (construction); Painter, Rough (construction); Painter, Structural Steel (construction); Paint-Stripping-Machine Operator (construction); Permastone Dresser (construction); Pile-Driving Setter (construction); Pipe Caulker (construction); Pipe Layer (construction); Pipeline Worker (construction); Plumber Helper (construction); Pointer, Caulker, And Cleaner (construction); Pump-Erector Helper (construction); Receiver Setter (construction); Roofer, Vinyl Coating (construction); Seat Installer (construction); Septic-Tank Servicer (construction); Sewer Tapper (construction); Shorer (construction); Stone Polisher (construction); Tapping-Machine Operator (construction); Tuck Pointer (construction); Waterproofer (construction); Well-Drill-Operator Helper, Cable Tool (construction); Well-Drill-Operator Helper, Rotary Drill (construction); Wrecker (construction).
Performs variety of duties as assigned by DISPATCHER, SERVICE (utilities) in answer to trouble or service calls of electricity customers: Switches on or shuts off electricity to installed meters on order for resumption or discontinuance of service. Tests meters to determine absence or presence of current, using portable test lamp. Attaches and removes out-of-service tags for information of METER READER (utilities; waterworks). Attempts to locate source of lesser interruptions to service and makes minor repairs, such as replacing floor plugs, wall switches, or appliance cords. Reports major interruptions to service for repair by other workers. Notifies customer of malfunctioning appliances and advises customer to call electrician.