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You’ll find competitive pay, inclusive health and wellness programs, and wide-ranging training and professional development.

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




Our Pipeline Locators 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.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities: 

  • 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.
  • Perform light excavation with hand tools to expose buried utilities when necessary
  • Provide electronic map updates and facility record corrections to GIS team as needed
  • Assist with damaged facility investigations, root cause evaluations, data gathering, and completion of required documentation related to excavation damages
  • Build and maintain relationships with excavation contractors to reduce damages.
  • 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.


What We’re Looking For

Must Haves:  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record
  • Minimum of 1 year of underground utility locating experience
  • 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.



  • Minimum of 2 years of pipeline locating work experience
  • Knowledge of the geographic area



Takes Ownership and Acts with Integrity

Drives Operational Excellence for Customers

Builds Strong, Collaborative Relationships

Speaks up on Safety, Health, and the Environment

Cultivates Innovation and Embraces Change

Thinks Strategically and Exercises Sound Judgement


Working Conditions  

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.


Physical Demands

  • 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. A physical may be conducted if required for the role.



Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Job Segment: Pipeline, Geology, GIS, Energy, Engineering, Technology