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Date:  Dec 1, 2022

Oshawa, ON, CA Whitby, ON, CA Stouffville, ON, CA Mississauga, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  Damage Prevention Technician

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.



What is the Opportunity?

Reporting to the Superintendent, the Utility and Private Utility Locator/ Damage Prevention Technician will be responsible for performing utility locates for ​Underground utilities including gas lines, telephone cables, water pipes, hydro structures and fibre optic telecom cables. Our Technicians are trained to ensure utilities are located to both industry and Aecon standards. We provide technicians with the technology and know-how to produce accurate locates.  


This is a full time, unionized position. We welcome both entry level and experienced Locators. Aecon provides extensive training to those looking to get into the industry. Locators hourly rate ranges from $27 to $37 per hour depending on the level of experience and skill set.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Locate underground utilities accurately by verifying utility records and using electronic locating equipment
  • Understand and respond to work requests delegated by Supervisor
  • Knowledge of decrypting utility records
  • Ability to effectively document utility locates and follow appropriate documentation procedure
  • 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:

  • Self motivated - ability to work independently on timelines and stay productive under minimal supervision 
  • Strong computer skills- MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project
  • A valid G class drivers license and clean driving record is required
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills 
  • Ability to work accurately and problem m 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
  • Previous construction experience is an asset 
  • Experience with private locates, pre-eng locates and locates of sewers considered an asset
  • Vital Main Integrity experience considered an asset.


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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