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Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Breslau, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Position Title:  Damage Prevention Technician

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What is the Opportunity?

Reporting to the Locates Supervisor, the Utility and Private Utility Locator/ Damage Prevention Technician will be responsible for performing utility locates for gas, telephone, water, hydro and telecom. Our Technicians are trained to ensure utilities are located to both industry and Aecon standards. Locates are self-performed for Aecon crews – leading the industry with the dedicated locate model. We provide Technicians with cutting-edge technology including digital and sketch free drawing options supported by our Trimble units, top of the line RD 8200 GPS units, new hybrid fleet of cars, and more!


Aecon provides in depth training programs for new Locators or those interested in getting into the industry.


This is a unionized role with a requirement to join the union upon acceptance. 


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Locate underground utilities accurately using utility mapping systems and electronic locating equipment
  • Understand and respond to work requests delegated by Supervisor
  • Knowledge of manipulating utility records
  • Ability to effectively document utility locates and follow appropriate documentation procedure
  • Willingness to work on-call shifts for 24-hour emergency response
  • Vital main integrity inspecting
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging


What you bring to the Team:

  • Experience with private locates, pre-eng locates and locates of sewers considered an asset
  • Vital Main Integrity experience considered an asset.
  • Strong computer skills- MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Self motivated: ability to work independently on timelines and stay productive under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work accurately and problem solve under pressure
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact with customers in a professional manner
  • Willingness to work flexible and/or long hours when required to meet deadlines
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity



Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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