Seasonal Line Locating Technician


Minneapolis, MN, US, 55431


Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen America’s critical infrastructures. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), a Shawcor company, we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC supports client projects ranging from Front-End Engineering through Commissioning, allowing our teams to gain a breadth of in-depth experience while making a positive impact in several industries.

With our primary focus being the Energy industry, we also support other industries including Power & Utilities, Water & Wastewater, Mining, Commercial and Municipalities.  Our employees are driven by diverse and challenging projects while being able to make meaningful contributions to essential industries.

LAKE SUPERIOR CONSULTING is currently growing at a fast pace and as part of that growth, we are seeking to fill a position as a temporary Line Locating Technician in Southern Minnesota (Bloomington, Rochester, Mankato, Faribault). 

The utility locators spend their days in the outdoors in a hands-on position working independently.  Training will be provided and no prior experience is necessary.  Our technicians will be responsible for accurately and marking cables, pipes, and other conduits that carry utilities underground. The locators’ efforts protect underground utilities from damage during projects that involve excavation.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to locate requests within legal time limit
  • Mark found utilities using proper coloring system (APWA marking standards)
  • Read and interpret utility maps/prints to identify the size and type of underground utility.
  • Complete required paperwork for locates and line crossings/excavations
  • Work safely by adhering to LSC and client guidelines and procedures
  • Communicate work scopes and responsibilities amongst project specific field-based teams
  • Complete and maintain operator qualifications (OQs)
  • Operate and use electronic locating equipment
  • Gather data, prepare records and reports in a timely manner
  • Perform daily safety meetings and submit daily report documentations
  • Generate and gather equipment for kickoffs of projects
  • Ensure your work is utilized with respect to company goals
  • Document and report any incidents, near misses, and opportunities for improvement
  • Work in compliance with all technical procedures and guidelines

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma 
  • Line locating experience is a plus but not necessary 
  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Ability to travel and work in an outdoor environment
  • Capability to operate a company vehicle and use general hand/power tools
  • Must have strong critical thinking, problem solving, and troubleshooting abilities
  • Commitment to working safely and producing high quality, ethical service
  • Good organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Highly motivated and thrives in a dynamic, team-based and individual environment
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office programs

Physical Requirements and Demands:

  • Ability to work in a physically demanding outdoor environment, as required
  • Ability to traverse rugged terrain, excavations and work around pipe and equipment, as required
  • Must be able to travel to offsite locations for extended periods of time
  • Frequent periods of standing for long periods
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lb.
  • Exposure to all types of weather and terrain
  • Ability to work long hours for extended periods, when projects demand
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work with a computer for extended periods

EEO Statement

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC (LSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis