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Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a locator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of locator resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.5% of locator resumes contained weather conditions as a skill. Let's find out what skills a locator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Locator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Weather Conditions

high Demand

Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Locator jobs:
  • Walk long distance while carrying heavy equipment through various terrains and weather conditions.
  • Perform work in all weather conditions, and maintain a professional attitude.
  • Reason For Leaving: Lack of hours due to inadequate weather conditions.
  • Prepare to work in all kinds of weather conditions.
  • Work in all weather conditions work close with blueprints.
  • Walk 5+ miles daily in all weather conditions/terrains.
  • Required to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Locate underground utilities in all weather conditions.
  • work outdoors in all types of weather conditions and use a company provided laptop to document and close all tickets.
  • Responded to afterhours emergency service requests while on-call, and performed duties outdoors year-round in all weather conditions.
  • Respond to daily job orders via the computer program used to assign work -Work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Worked in extreme weather conditions Articulated road maps for daily job locations and new construction Processed job tickets on a daily basis

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2. Company Vehicle

high Demand

Here's how Company Vehicle is used in Locator jobs:
  • Worked independently from home driving a company vehicle and assigned to a specific geographical area.
  • Project management, Customer service, Safely operate company vehicle and locating equipment.
  • Operate company vehicles/personal vehicle and equipment in a safe and consciousness manner.
  • Worked without supervision operating company vehicle and underground utility locating tools.
  • Maintain company Vehicle to required safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Drive company vehicle professionally & safely.
  • Follow all company safety standards while operating a company vehicle and working in road right of ways and construction sites.
  • Completed Daily routes locating gas lines, Drove company vehicles and was certified to be able to locate gas.
  • Drive company vehicle to sites where digging takes place along the interstates where VDOT power and comm lines are
  • Monitor company vehicle maintenance, accurately inventory stock and replenish in order to be prepared for success.
  • Used all locating equipment, used gas maps provided by CGOH, drove and maintained company vehicle.
  • Assigned company vehicle, and was accountable for obeying all traffic laws while traveling assigned area.
  • Provided work with the company vehicle and the appropriate locating equipment to locate outdoor underground utilities.
  • Maintain not only the equipment, but also completely responsible for a company vehicle.
  • Operate and maintain company vehicle, credit card, phone, laptop and camera.
  • Maintained company vehicle, computer, locating equipment, cell phone and inventory.
  • Route driving company vehicles in NY/NJ Marking utility lines on streets and sidewalks.
  • Scheduled daily routes by contract orders and worked route in company vehicle.
  • Drive company vehicle in a responsible and safe manner minimizing drive times.
  • Used equipment provided to me along with company vehicle and fuel card.

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3. Paperwork

high Demand

Here's how Paperwork is used in Locator jobs:
  • Completed appropriate company paperwork concerning locate destination and total time of locate.
  • Answered and made phone calls daily, sent and received emails daily, filed paperwork
  • Assisted the dispatcher in the office with call outs and route paperwork.
  • Make sure that all related paperwork for job is complete and correct.
  • Prepared accurate and timely paperwork to ensure correct billing of all locates.
  • Filled out the required paperwork, reports, and investigations electronically.
  • Perform job site analysis (JSA)including completion of paperwork.
  • Handle materials, blueprints, and paperwork specific to clients order.
  • Document and update ticket status, to include filing required paperwork.
  • Complete all paperwork associated with the completion of the job.
  • Record markings with camera and document all paperwork on computer.
  • Used computer to complete paperwork and fill time sheet.
  • Complete the necessary paperwork, and photographing each locate.
  • Turned in all paperwork daily on spreadsheets through email.
  • Utilize computer system to complete paperwork.
  • Mail out proper claim paperwork.
  • Document paperwork of locate with photographs of marked/flagged area On call for assigned area.
  • Bootstrap - Complete necessary paperwork and photograph locate site.

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4. TV

high Demand

Here's how TV is used in Locator jobs:
  • Marked underground utilities throughout the Charlotte area to include power, telephone, cable TV, and gas.
  • Located the following utilities in Central Indiana: communications, electric, gas and cable TV.
  • Experienced in locating power, gas, TV, Phone, Fiber, and water.
  • Correct, safe and efficient locating of underground utilities including telecommunications and cable TV.
  • Mark and locate underground utilities for telecommunications, electric, and cable TV.
  • Located underground telephone, electric, gas and cable TV facilities.
  • Locate phone, cable TV, fibers, gas, and power under the ground for safe digging.
  • Completed all utility locates of Natural Gas, Electric, Telecom, Fiber Optics, and Cable TV with zero damages.
  • cable TV, and fiber Record all utilities that were located locate utilities both at residential sites, commercial sites.
  • Contract locator marking multiple utilities including electric, natural gas, telephone, cable tv, water, and sewer.
  • Position held was utility locator for clients with power, tv, telephone, and gas.
  • Locate and mark underground phone and cable tv lines throughout 6 counties in both Washington and Oregon
  • Locate and Mark underground utilities such as telephone, cable TV,electrical,and gas services
  • Located all types of utilities, phone, gas, electric, cable tv, etc
  • Cable Locator Use of pipe horn locator to locate cable TV lines in ground.
  • Mark underground utilities for Dominion Power, Comcast TV & Verizon Fiber Optics.
  • Locate underground cable tv lines for contractors.
  • CABLE TV for Time Warner and Adelphia.
  • Located Utilities.Phone, cable TV.Natural gas
  • Do four way located for my area paint and flags on electric gas tv and phone.trubleshoot if needed to find lines

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5. Sewer Lines

high Demand

Here's how Sewer Lines is used in Locator jobs:
  • Located and marked sewer lines and identified potential installation problems.
  • Located underground fiber optic, sewer, and storm sewer lines for the city of Jefferson City, MO.
  • Used coated, fiberglass, encased, braided copper core rod to locate storm sewer and waste utilities.
  • Located underground water, sewer, and storm sewer for the city of Lee's Summit, MO.
  • Marked gas lines and sewer lines for special city project.
  • Located underground sewer lines and ran camera to locate problems
  • Locate, map and inspect sanitary and storm sewer lines
  • Push camera operation of sewer lines.
  • located sewer lines for drill crews.
  • Locate sewer lines Draw Maps of sewer lines Customer service Camera sewer lines
  • Install water lines Install sewer lines License/Certifications: CDL Class A Tanker endorsements Heavy Equipment Backhoe Heavy Equipment Truck Advanced Traffic Control

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6. Accurate Documentation

high Demand

Here's how Accurate Documentation is used in Locator jobs:
  • Provided accurate documentation and or sketches related to all locates completed.
  • Provided accurate documentation and photographs for all locates completed
  • Provided accurate documentation and/or sketches using e-sketches technology.
  • Provide accurate documentation and or sketches for all completed tickets.
  • Provide accurate documentation and or sketches related to all locates completed.
  • Provide accurate documentation and or sketches related to all locates completed.

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7. Water Lines

high Demand

Here's how Water Lines is used in Locator jobs:
  • Excavate utilities such as water lines, power lines, gas mains, sewer laterals, and telecommunication lines.
  • Located underground cable, electric, phone, communication, and water lines
  • Locate drill head and watch for gas lines and water lines while digging
  • Located utility, phone, gas, and water lines daily
  • Locate Underground Gas, Electric, and Water Lines.
  • Receive service tickets, track and locate cable lines, gas lines, water lines, ect.
  • Walk with ditch witch every 10 feetDig for cable lines, gas lines, and water lines
  • Installed underground copper water lines to houses Located all electrical lines at Johnson & Wales University Operated all dump and vacuum trucks
  • locate and mark a water line with no trace wire and no measurements on the strip map).
  • Gas power water lines.. under missall requirements.

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8. Professional Appearance

high Demand

Here's how Professional Appearance is used in Locator jobs:
  • Operate company vehicle in a safe manner, and maintain professional appearance.

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9. Company Personnel

high Demand

Here's how Company Personnel is used in Locator jobs:
  • Worked in a team environment and effectively communicated with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding underground facilities.
  • Applied assigned communication equipment to effectively communicate with excavators, utility reps, and company personnel, regarding underground facilities.
  • Communicate with construction excavators, utility reps and other company personnel regarding underground facilities on construction sites.
  • Communicated with excavators, utility reps and company personnel.
  • Located Underground Cables & Duct Lines for Excavators and Company Personnel

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10. Electronic Equipment

high Demand

Here's how Electronic Equipment is used in Locator jobs:
  • Locate underground utilities with electronic equipment* Work closely with contractors and clients* Familiar with gas, power, and telephone lines
  • Used electronic equipment to locate and mark gas, water, sewer, phone, power, and CATV lines.
  • Utilize company mapping and electronic equipment to find and mark underground electric, natural gas and fiber optic facilities.
  • Perform locates along these highways as well as monthly preventative maintenance on electronic equipment, changing cards etc.
  • Determined the presence of underground utilities, while using special electronic equipment to actually detect the underground utilities.
  • Use electronic equipment such as transmitters and receivers to detect, locate, troubleshoot and mark underground utilities.
  • Experienced using GPR (ground penetrating radar) and other special electronic equipment.
  • Use electronic equipment in location of facilities.
  • Use of electronic equipment metrotech, verifier and other hand tools.

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11. Damage Prevention

high Demand

Here's how Damage Prevention is used in Locator jobs:
  • Help assist the nationally recognized industry leader in damage prevention.
  • Manage and trained locate crews of 15 for damage prevention of utility lines for major utility companies.
  • Specialized and trained in Utility Mapping, GPS mapping and the Utility Damage Prevention.
  • Locate and mark underground utilities for Detroit Edison for safety and damage prevention.
  • Locate and mark existing utility lines for the purpose of damage prevention.
  • Operated as a dig site coordinator and damage prevention consultant.
  • Damage prevention- excavating and back filling.
  • Provide on-call service for emergency damage prevention services Read and understand topographic and utility maps and blueprints to identify underground utilities.
  • Develop general knowledge of State and Local damage prevention regulations Develop general knowledge of utility construction patterns and layout.
  • Damage prevention of buried utility lines.Using locate equipment to locate buried utility lines.
  • Locate underground utility lines , damage prevention and complete customer tickets
  • Locate undergroimd utilities and damage prevention
  • Locate Xcel Energy gas and electrical lines, for the sole purpose of damage prevention during various work projects.
  • Trained in OSHA 10 Certified in: Abnormal Operating Conditions/Emergency Response/Damage Prevention Rockerz & Rollerz Window Tint/Vinyl

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12. Safety Devices

high Demand

Here's how Safety Devices is used in Locator jobs:
  • Be able to perform manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices within NULCA's Locator Competency Standards and the U.S.
  • Be able to perform manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices.
  • Perform manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices, work in all weather conditions.
  • Perform manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices.
  • Be able to perform manhole entry using assigned equipment and safety devices.

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13. Underground Facilities

high Demand

Here's how Underground Facilities is used in Locator jobs:
  • Identify and mark the location of underground facilities using utility blueprints and various other utility locating equipment.
  • Operated necessary equipment to locate and mark underground facilities according to accuracy guidelines.
  • Located underground facilities electric, gas and communication lines for construction purposes
  • Locate underground facilities for contractor to prevent damage to utilities during excavation
  • Utilize underground utility locating equipment and verify position of underground facilities.
  • Located underground facilities on a daily basis as assigned by supervisor.
  • Operate electronic detection equipment to locate and mark underground facilities.
  • Use equipment to locate underground facilities using electromagnetic pulse.
  • Locate underground facilities using signal generating test equipment.
  • Used electronic detection equipment to locate underground facilities.
  • Review schematics of underground facilities.
  • Located and marked underground facilities.
  • Stand By Services performed by locating staff to Provide an extra level of protection to High Profile Underground facilities during excavation.
  • Use electronic locating devices, as-built drawings, maps and/or atlases to accurately mark the location of underground facilities.
  • Monitored excavators' progress, investigated damages to PECO's underground facilities and reported findings to superiors.
  • Locate, paint, and flag underground utilities to protect the underground facilities during excavation and construction.
  • Located underground facilities by using a transmitter and hooking up to a buried facility, pedestal etc.
  • Watch and Protect potential risks that is involved in excavation near critical or high profile underground facilities.
  • Located and marked the underground facilities in this way to assist excavators through the JULIE system.
  • Located underground facilities that were in scope of ticket that was sent from OKIE or 811.

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14. Communication Equipment

high Demand

Here's how Communication Equipment is used in Locator jobs:
  • Use assigned communication equipment to effectively communicate with excavation personnel, utility representatives, and other appropriate authorities.

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15. Construction Areas

average Demand

Here's how Construction Areas is used in Locator jobs:
  • Read and interpreted maps and blueprints of entire construction area to mark out designated Verizon phone lines.
  • Coordinated with contractors, and homeowner to ensure proper locates of all utilities in the construction areas.
  • Inspect predefined construction areas to determine the presence of underground utilities.
  • Cleaned all construction areas to avoid hazards.
  • Performed visual inspection of predefined construction areas.
  • Performed visual inspections of predefined construction areas.

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16. Utility Maps

average Demand

Here's how Utility Maps is used in Locator jobs:
  • Utilized various locating techniques including locating equipment and utility maps.
  • Verified and confirmed utility maps and as-built facilities.
  • Use Utility Maps/Schematics and Equipment to locate underground Utilities
  • Drive from location to location enabling for a safe dig site, Ability to read and understand utility maps.
  • Utilize utility maps to locate pathways and verify the locations marked are up-to- date and accurate.
  • Read and interpret utility maps / prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities.
  • Read and interpret computer and paper generated utility maps, blue prints and engineered designs.
  • Read and interpret utility maps / prints to identify the utilities.
  • Used paper utility maps to locate underground utilities if needed.
  • Read and interpret utility maps and as-built civil engineering drawings.
  • Used utility maps, as-built civil engineering drawings, G.I.S.
  • Use utility maps and various pipe and electronic locating equipment.
  • Understand utility maps to quickly utilize proper locate points.
  • Read utility maps and route business and residential addresses.
  • Read and understand underground utility maps.
  • Read and interpreted utility maps.
  • Read and understand utility maps, prints, and aerial imagery to assist in identification of underground fiber assets.
  • Pull up an review utility maps.
  • Locate and mark utilities Utilize city mapping programs Provide contractors with correct utility maps
  • Read and understand utility maps,prints, and aerial imagery to assist in identification of underground fiber optic wire.

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Online Courses For Locators

One of the best ways to acquire the skills needed to be a locator is to take an online course. We've identified some online courses from Udemy and Coursera that will help you advance in your career. Since locators benefit from having skills like weather conditions, company vehicle, and paperwork, we found courses that will help you improve these skills.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Locator

Weather Conditions14.5%
Company Vehicle13.9%
Paperwork11.3%
TV9%
Sewer Lines5.9%
Accurate Documentation5.1%
Water Lines5%
Professional Appearance4.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Locator

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Weather Conditions
Weather Conditions
14.5%
14.5%
2
2
Company Vehicle
Company Vehicle
13.9%
13.9%
3
3
Paperwork
Paperwork
11.3%
11.3%
4
4
TV
TV
9%
9%
5
5
Sewer Lines
Sewer Lines
5.9%
5.9%
6
6
Accurate Documentation
Accurate Documentation
5.1%
5.1%
7
7
Water Lines
Water Lines
5%
5%
8
8
Professional Appearance
Professional Appearance
4.6%
4.6%
9
9
Company Personnel
Company Personnel
4%
4%
10
10
Electronic Equipment
Electronic Equipment
3.8%
3.8%
11
11
Damage Prevention
Damage Prevention
3.3%
3.3%
12
12
Safety Devices
Safety Devices
3.2%
3.2%
13
13
Underground Facilities
Underground Facilities
2.9%
2.9%
14
14
Communication Equipment
Communication Equipment
2.6%
2.6%
15
15
Construction Areas
Construction Areas
2.4%
2.4%
16
16
Utility Maps
Utility Maps
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Lap Top Computer
Lap Top Computer
0.8%
0.8%
18
18
Claims Management Systems
Claims Management Systems
0.8%
0.8%
19
19
Usic
Usic
0.6%
0.6%
20
20
Safety Procedures
Safety Procedures
0.6%
0.6%
21
21
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.5%
0.5%
22
22
Osha
Osha
0.5%
0.5%
23
23
Job Sites
Job Sites
0.4%
0.4%
24
24
GPS
GPS
0.4%
0.4%
25
25
Company Equipment
Company Equipment
0.3%
0.3%
26
26
Utility Companies
Utility Companies
0.3%
0.3%
27
27
Telephone Lines
Telephone Lines
0.2%
0.2%
28
28
Emergency
Emergency
0.2%
0.2%
29
29
Minimal Supervision
Minimal Supervision
0.2%
0.2%
30
30
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
0.2%
0.2%
31
31
GIS
GIS
0.2%
0.2%
32
32
Utility Lines
Utility Lines
0.1%
0.1%
33
33
Rural Areas
Rural Areas
0.1%
0.1%
34
34
Ground Utilities
Ground Utilities
0.1%
0.1%
35
35
Accuracy Limits
Accuracy Limits
0.1%
0.1%
36
36
Safety Rules
Safety Rules
0.1%
0.1%
37
37
Fiber Optic
Fiber Optic
0.1%
0.1%
38
38
Cell Phones
Cell Phones
0.1%
0.1%
39
39
Ditch
Ditch
0.1%
0.1%
40
40
Property Owners
Property Owners
0.1%
0.1%
41
41
Construction Sites
Construction Sites
0.1%
0.1%
42
42
Construction Projects
Construction Projects
0.1%
0.1%
43
43
Private Property
Private Property
0.1%
0.1%
44
44
Service Line
Service Line
0.1%
0.1%
45
45
ATT
ATT
0%
0%
46
46
Sales Floor
Sales Floor
0%
0%
47
47
Company Standards
Company Standards
0%
0%
48
48
Damage Investigations
Damage Investigations
0%
0%

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