Oil & Gas Utility Locator (ND – Full Time)

Line Finders is currently hiring for a full-time Oil & Gas Utility Locator at their North Dakota location.

Line Finders provides safe, accurate and cost effective locating services in North Dakota and Wyoming. Our Utility Locators are fully certified per the National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA) and the American Public Works Association (APWA) guidelines.


North Dakota
2517 132nd C Ave NW
Arnegard, ND 58835


  • $18.00 – $24.00 per hour

Job Duties

  • EXPERIENCE Desired!!!
  • Respond to locate requests within legal time limit
  • Schedule and monitor line crossings/excavations to ensure integrity of utilities is kept
  • Complete required paperwork for locates and line crossings / excavations
  • Report any/all One-Call violations to Supervisor
  • Document and educate third party contractors in violation of One Call Law
  • Perform all tasks pertaining to line crossing: determine crossing location by referencing
  • maps, contact excavating contractor to review crossing; use line locator to locate line,
  • probe and stake line, monitor/inspect (oversee) actual line crossing and complete
  • crossing report
  • Take appropriate measures (e.g. awareness follow up procedures/cease digging) to
  • ensure the integrity of the pipeline during abnormal right-of-way conditions (any excavation
  • near the line) and follow up with Supervisor
  • Perform all tasks pertaining to pipeline repair, pipeline integrity and line
  • crossings/excavations using appropriate Company procedures
  • Complete required OSHA Training and Operator Qualifications on all required covered
  • tasks prior to performing work independently and oversee those not qualified when
  • required
  • Monitor/inspect (oversee) hydro-vac exposure of utilities, when required
  • Ensure ROW signage/markings meet Company requirements
  • Receive and respond to WY Emergency One Call Tickets as quickly as possible
  • Resolve conflicts, questions or concerns that arise through the WY One Call System
  • Respond to questions excavators might have during and prior to excavation
  • Participate in excavation incident and line strike investigations
  • Assist with implementation of corrective actions from investigations
  • Enforce Company’s excavation and one call policy, including stopping work if an
  • excavator does not meet all requirements
  • Assist with training on line locating and new programs for new employees and contractors
  • Maintain (clean/inspect) company vehicle, equipment and housing
  • Perform any additional tasks as requested by Supervisor

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Frequently required to type, write, drive, stand, walk or crouch in a field environment
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move manhole covers or similar items weighing +/- 50 lbs
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and distance vision


  • 1 year of verifiable utility locating experience is REQUIRED
  • Must be organized with an attention to detail
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic understanding and use of computers
  • Valid driver’s license (Clean MVR) and Social Security Card
  • Effective at coordinating job details with others (multitasking)
  • Good communications and people skills
  • Knowledge of pipeline systems and safety


Before the end of the 90 day training period the employee must obtain the following:

  • OSHA General Contractor Certification (10 Hour)
  • DOT OQ Task Training (PHMSA)
  • PEC Premiere Basic Orientation
  • SafeLandUSA Certification (If Needed)
  • First-Aid/CPR Certification
  • Utility Locator Certification
  • Contracted Company’s Orientation
  • Line Finders Procedure/Protocol Certification


Line Finders proudly provides a full benefits package to all full-time employees following the successful completion of the 90 day training period. Benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage (75% company paid)
  • Charles Schwab Simple IRA (3% company match)
  • PPE / FRC Upgrade Program

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