Pipeline Locator (JAX)

Date: Aug 29, 2023

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, US, 32207

Company: TECO

Title: Pipeline Locator (JAX)    
Company: Peoples Gas System
State and City: Florida   -  Jacksonville
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days


Our People are our greatest investments.  TECO Peoples Gas offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for growth and development in a friendly and professional work environment. 


If you are interested in a career and not just a position, TECO Peoples Gas is the place to be!  


TECO Peoples Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in Florida serving more than 400,000 customers across the state. Just as it was 125 years ago when we started as Tampa Gas Company, natural gas is today’s No. 1 choice for reliable energy.  Join our team of energy experts as we build on that legacy through innovation and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions all while keeping top-notch customer service at the center of all we do. 


TECO Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a family of energy companies which also includes Tampa Electric and New Mexico Gas Company. Emera provides energy to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, with career opportunities available in all of these locations. 


Pipeline Locator


PERFORMANCE COACH: Division Manager/Division Supervisor

COMPANY: Peoples Gas System

DEPARTMENT: Operations




  • Must be physically capable of indoor/outdoor manual labor
  • Must be able to work overtime including call-out duty as business needs dictate.
  • Overtime work includes weekends, holidays and call-out/stand-by schedule on a rotating basis.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency locate requests and/or other business needs within divisional guidelines and work outdoors for extended periods of time.



Accurately locate and mark PGS underground facilities to ensure public safety and prevent pipeline damages resulting from excavation work. Support the PGS Damage Prevention Program by ensuring compliance with Sunshine 811 statutes, standards, and best practices through collaboration with PGS Damage Prevention team, internal and external business partners, and the public in protecting gas pipeline facilities from second- and third-party damages. Assist damage prevention efforts by providing education and influence to PGS team members, excavators, and the public regarding the importance of safe and responsible excavation practices in order to prevent pipeline damages.



  • Receive and respond to excavation notices, as appropriate, adhering to company policies, and state one-call requirements utilizing an electronic locate ticket management system. Accurately locate and mark the location of underground assets on roadways, private property, easements, and other locations, using required spray paints, flags, and other related equipment. Operate electronic detection equipment to locate and mark underground pipeline facilities within prescribed accuracy limits. (60%)
  • Perform light excavation with hand tools to expose buried utilities when necessary (10%)
  • Provide electronic map updates and facility record corrections to GIS team as needed (10%)
  • Assist with damaged facility investigations, root cause evaluations, data gathering, and completion of required documentation related to excavation damages (10%)
  • Build and maintain relationships with excavation contractors to reduce damages. (10%)
  • Assist other employees as needed and is available for emergency locate response call-out on a rotating or as-needed basis, perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Key Internal: Frequent interaction with Operating Center personnel and Damage Prevention Coordinator.

Key External: Frequent interaction with customers, second and third party contractors, other utilities, governmental agencies, vendors and members of the general public.




Required: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.



Required: Valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record


Related Experience

Required: Minimum of 1 year of underground utility locating experience

Preferred: Minimum of 2 years of pipeline locating work experience.


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSA)


  • Must have the ability to learn all job-related skills; Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of GIS utility map reading.
  • Must be proficient in operating a computer and familiar with electronic ticket management systems.
  • Must have proven competency in operating electronic locating equipment.
  • Good working knowledge of state one-call requirements and underground construction practices.
  • Must have the ability to follow complex oral and written instructions, and clearly express ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Must regularly use independent judgement in work assignments and decision making that affects company operations.
  • Ability to learn and understand excavation best practices, PHMSA and FPSC rules and regulations, and company safe work practices.

Preferred: Knowledge of the geographic area.



  • Champions Safety, Health, and the Environment
  • Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity
  • Drives Business Excellence for Customers
  • Builds Collaborative Relationships
  • Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change
  • Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgement



  • Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment for work assigned.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs and the like using feet, legs, hands, and arms.
  • Must be able to maintain balance when walking, standing, or crouching, on/in narrow or slippery surfaces and/or spaces.
  • Must be able to independently operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to independently enter/exit a motor vehicle as required during an eight-hour shift.
  • Must be able to bend and/or stoop requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Must be able to kneel and or crouch by bending legs at knees to come to rest at knees and bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • Must be able to walk, stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to grasp/handle small hand tools and other objects by applying pressure with fingers and palms.
  • Must be able to work primarily with fingers (pinching, picking, etc.) rather than using the whole hand or arm.
  • Must be able to pull, push, lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Must have vision correctable to 20/40.
  • Must not have an average hearing loss greater than 40 decibels in the better ear at frequencies of 500, 1000 and 2000 with or without a hearing aid.
  • Must be able to smell gas odorant in normal concentrations.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive motions by extending arms and hands in any direction with substantial movement of wrists, hands, and fingers.
  • Must be able to rotate and revolve body (twist) as to face in another direction.
  • Must be physically capable of indoor/outdoor manual labor.


The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a Baseline Medical Examination as part of the pre-employment screening once an offer has been accepted. A pre-employment drug screening, as well as a background check (including education, employment, criminal, and motor vehicle) will also be conducted as part of the pre-employment screening.

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!


Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid time off* Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage  *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!


STORM DUTY REQUIREMENTS....Please make sure to read below!!!  Responding to storms will be considered a condition of employment.


TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.


TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


TECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.


Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.


Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.


Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability. 


Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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