Under general supervision, a Cable Locator locates and identifies underground substructures for SMUD crews, private contractors, and customers prior to or during any digging or trenching to prevent damage to substructure facilities.
- Maintains clear and accurate records of work performed and advice given; processes and files all necessary forms and work requests.
- Use computer based and paper maps, civil plans, and records, examine site surface features and uses electronic locating devices to locate and identify substructures for the purpose of preventing damage to those underground facilities that may result from digging or trenching.
- Testifies on behalf of SMUD in situations where a person or company denies liability for damaging underground substructures.
- Inspects construction sites for possible damage to SMUD equipment and facilities; follows up work requests to see that no damage has occurred to SMUD facilities.
- Advises and directs others on the proper methods of digging in the proximity of high and low voltage electrical cables and other underground facilities, and on the proper use and type of equipment that may be used when digging around SMUD underground facilities.
- Interprets and explains SMUD standards and procedures; makes daily contacts with contractors, other agencies, and the general public.
- Progressively responsible experience in a position, which would provide knowledge of field construction techniques and procedures, and a familiarity with field reports and work order procedures.
- Basic math principles including concepts of distance and measurements; basic electrical concepts; computer based and paper maps, charts, diagrams, and associated symbols.
- Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Within six months of appointment candidates must pass a test and obtain a Certified Damage Prevention Specialist certificate.
- The health and wellbeing of our employees and our community is our top priority. SMUD follows CDC guidance and adheres to all local, county and state orders.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sacramento, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A