Damage Prevention Underground Locator

Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Tampa, Florida, US, 33610

Company: TECO

Title: Damage Prevention Underground Locator 
Company: Tampa Electric Company 
State and City: Florida - Tampa
Shift: 8 Hr. X 5 Days




Accurately locate and mark Tampa Electric Company’s underground facilities to ensure public safety and

minimize damage resulting from excavation work. Also, in response to customer concern for safety,

inspect distribution facilities and take appropriate action. Know and conform to safe work practices,

including working with ‘hot’ primary and secondary and 13KV cables, and safe driving practices.



  • Accurately locate and mark the location of the underground assets on roadways, private property,
  • and other locations, as appropriate and needed, using required spray paints, flags and other
  • equipment. Photograph sites and complete all information required for each locate ticket. Utilize
  • computer to receive /complete locate tickets and obtain related work locations and descriptions.
  • (65%)
  • Inform excavators of any work that could endanger the safety of the public or TEC facilities. 15%
  • Notify appropriate TEC departments of any maintenance needs, or hazardous or environmentally
  • sensitive condition observed. 10 %
  • Investigate and provide specific written reports on all instances of cable damage, to be used in the
  • legal process for recovery of costs. 10%





Internal:              Interacts with multiple levels in the organization (i.e. Distribution Design Technicians,

One Source, Service Area Representatives, Planners, System Service Dispatchers, Project

Managers, Line Supervisors)

External:              Interacts with customers, governmental agencies, contractors and developers. Establish

and maintain positive relations with all excavators, customers, and other utilities




Required:            Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED

Preferred:           Associate or Bachelor’s degree or technical school certificate




Required:            Valid Florida driver’s license and safe driving record

Direct Experience

Required:            Minimum of 3 years of direct work experience in electric underground line/cable

locating performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position is required

Preferred:           Ability to operate Ground Penetrating Radar; Additional experience with gas line

locating is helpful.





Must have the ability to learn all job-related skills; Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, IrthNet or Dig Track ticket management system; Demonstrated knowledge and

understanding of complex map reading, construction prints, drawings, TEC distribution

construction specifications, and underground construction practices; Must understand

company safe work practices, work rules, work procedures, regulations and policies;

Must regularly use independent judgment in work assignments and decision making

that affects company operations; Good working knowledge of transmission and

distribution facilities; Must have understanding of National Electric Safety Codes; Must

fulfill OSHA competency requirements for working with energized equipment over 70

volts; Must prove competency in the operation of 3M’s Dynatel, Vivax V-Loc Pro and

Radiodetection digital detection units


Preferred:           Ability to locate gas, water and fiber




  • Must comply with company safe work practices, work rules, work procedures, regulations and
  • policies
  • Work outdoors for extended periods, often 8 hours or more per day, in all-weather environments
  • Will be exposed to and work around aerosol paint
  • May be required to respond to emergency locate requests after normal hours


  • Must be able to go from a sitting/driving position to a standing/walking position and from a
  • walking/standing position to a sitting/driving position more than 20 times per workday.
  • Must be able to walk on or around grass, gravel, concrete, ditches, construction zones
  • Must be able to walk long distances, often up to three miles for a single locate and more than
  • several miles during the course of a normal workday
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to lift equipment into and out of the locate vehicle



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. 



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