Utility Locate Technician- Albany, NY Region

Premier Infrastructure & Energy, a subcontractor to National Grid, is looking for underground utility workers for Albany & the surrounding areas. This position involves locating underground gas and electric lines using electronic equipment and map reading.

Utility Locate Technician Responsibilities:

This is a full time position, working outdoors year round. Locators travel to assigned work sites to identify and mark the location of customer's underground facilities. Locators utilize various locating techniques, identify & mark underground facilities at the work sites, take appropriate pictures and complete related paperwork.

What Premier Offers: $39,000 - $50,000 per year

  • Starting rate of $19.00 an hour with a $0.50 increase after the training period.
  • Yearly pay increases plus the potential for bonuses
  • Paid training
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 5 (40 hours) PTO days for the first 2 years; PTO increases with tenure
  • 7 (56 hours) sick days; accrue 1 hour for every 30 hours worked
  • Full Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Company vehicle
  • Company laptop and cellphone
  • All equipment necessary to complete the job

Job Responsibilities:

  • Learn technical material
  • Organize & prioritize locate tickets to be completed during the work day
  • Travel to assigned work site & perform locate, identify & mark underground facilities
  • Understand & reference records, maps & prints to accurately locate underground facilities
  • Utilize locating equipment & follow locating procedures to ensure accurate, quality locates
  • Re-check records & verify marks for accuracy to avoid possible underground facility damage. Contact Supervisor when in need of assistance
  • Ability to use laptop computer & company software to indicate time worked & identify underground facility located for billing purposes
  • Take & process pictures of respective locates
  • Check company vehicle, equipment & supplies before leaving for first locate on daily basis
  • Ensure equipment is fully operational

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms up to 2/3rd of the time
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Ability to talk and hear over 2/3rds of time

Vision Requirements:

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

Other Requirements:

  • All candidates must pass a background check
  • Pre Employment drug test and random drug testing after hire

Work Areas:

  • Albany & Surrounding Areas

Contact Us!


1546 Locust Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716

Contact Information:

1 (866) 507-3010