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Field Technician, Vacuum Excavator, Dallas, TX

Heath Consultants Dallas Full-Time
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Key Responsibilities and Critical Success Measures

The Field Technician, Vacuum Excavator is responsible for locating and exposing underground utilities safely.

  • Follow all company, client, state, and federal damage prevention program guidelines. 
  • Follow all company safety, quality, and operational policies and procedures.
  • Complete the Heath Consultants training and applicable operator qualification program requirements.
  • Represents the company in a professional manner. 
  • Using locating equipment to determine location of utilities, mark area with paint and/or flags to prevent damage to utility infrastructure.
  • Fulfilling the entire scope of the locate requests (tickets) per damage prevention guidelines.
  • Mitigate unlocatable issues as reported by other locators in the field 
  • Install marker balls, valve boxes, test stations, and repair broken tracer wire.
  • High pressure air and water are used to dig on the utility until it is identified then a high suction vacuum is used to extract the soil from the holes.
  • Adhere to the vehicle policy.
  • Reading utility prints and maps
  • Communicating professionally when interacting with homeowners and contractors.
  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the underground facilities infrastructure.
  • Meet overtime and travel requirements. 
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor. 


  • Safety is our number one priority
  • Communicate openly and honestly
  • Approach all that we do with a sense of urgency
  • Always do the right thing
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Strive for excellence in everything we do
  • Provide an environment that nurtures growth and enjoyment

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Utility industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Customer service experience preferred.
  • Basic computer literacy (all documentation is computer based).
  • This job requires traveling to service locations, it is required to have a valid driver’s license.
  • Meets Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) requirements.
  • Aptitude for basic math skills to calculate distances and ability to read utility prints and maps.

Reports to Crew Leader; Project Manager
Responsible for Position is not responsible for any supervision of other staff members.

Work Environment

  • The job is primarily outdoors but may involve entering residential and commercial properties. This work is performed under all weather conditions. They may regularly be exposed to heat, cold, rain and other elements of outdoor weather.
  • Working in residential, urban, suburban, and rural areas as designated by client.
  • Heath Consultants is a drug free work environment, employment is contingent on passing background check and a pre-employment/random drug test.

Physical Requirements

  • The ability to stand and walk for long periods of time on varying types of terrain, to bend and stoop, and to lift heavy items is essential.
  • The utility locator may also have to perform physical activities such as using a shovel to unearth utilities as well.
  • Lifting of objects weighing in excess of 80lbs.
  • Bending and lifting while operating pneumatic air tools that weigh up to 90lbs. 

      Travel Requirements

      • Travel is primarily locally during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.

      Action Oriented / Takes Initiative

      Customer Focus / Customer Centric

      Decision quality and problem solving / Demonstrates good judgment

      Drive for results /Achiever

      Functional / Technical Skills / Technically competent

      Integrity and Trust / Trustworthy

      Personal learning and development / Develops self

      Planning / Plans work

      Priority setting / Focused on priorities

      Time management / Manages time

      Recommended skills

      Complex Problem Solving
      Self Motivation
      Computer Literacy


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