Damage Prevention Technician (Utility Locator)

PVS Contractors
St. Catharines, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: March 27, 2023

Since 1977, PVS Contractors has been dedicated to helping utilities and infrastructure operators, commercial and institutional property owners, apartment and condominium boards, and private homeowners achieve lower operations costs — providing outstanding issue resolution and accurate reporting.

PVS Contractors' reputation as an efficient and innovative utility locating firm has been earned over 40 years. We’re leaders in ON1Call and Private Locates, completing nearly 300,000 gas, electric, fiber, telecom, CATV, water and sewer, and streetlight locates per year.  Our internal Quality Management System assures quick and accurate locates — without damage to property or plant assets.

Visit our website at www.pvslocates.com for additional information.

Successful PVS employees:

  • Are customer-centric – they understand and embrace the role of delivering exemplary service
  • Lead – they lead by example through their actions and attitudes
  • Innovate – they look for opportunities to improve, do things differently, and add value for our customers and business
  • Commit to Excellence – in all that they do

We promote a culture that is diverse, inclusive, innovative, and performance driven in an environment that is fun and exciting.  Individuals who choose to be a part of our organization are offered:

  • Potential to lead innovative projects and initiatives
  • Career path exploration and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to get involved with teams and charitable events that support the community
  • Comprehensive total reward package

Damage Prevention Technician (Utility Locator)

Have you seen a spraypainted line on the ground and wondered what it was?  It’s a utility locate.  The different colours define underground utilities such as gas lines, waterlines and more.  It’s a critical job that keeps people and communities safe.

If you’re looking for a new career, we want to hear from you.  No experience required.  We provide the training to ensure that you can get the job done.

About the Role

Damage Prevention Technicians (Utility Locator) locate underground utilities i.e., high-voltage electrical cables, water lines, sewer lines, steam lines, gas lines, telephone lines, and more, for a prescribed geography.  Using company provided equipment, the Damage Prevention Technician will locate, mark (with spray paint and flags) and record underground utilities. 

Other Duties include:

  • Employing a health and safety mindset with customers and communities
  • Consulting with contractors, developers, builders, regarding locations of underground utilities
  • Preparing reports and documentation verifying marked utilities
  • Safeguarding of company equipment and vehicle

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid ‘G’ class Driver’s License and clean three (3) year Driver’s Abstract as this position
  • The ability to physically walk in and out of ditches, on uneven surfaces, lifting and loading equipment up to 9kg (20 lbs) in and out of the vehicle several times per day, carry/swing 20lbs of equipment while walking
  • The ability to work in all types of weather
  • The ability to work weekends, on call and overtime as required

Other Success Factors:

  • The ability to work independently and manage a workload to meet necessary deadlines
  • Good customer services skills
  • Proficient use of a computer
  • The ability to problem solve and demonstrate good judgment as situations dictate


  • Company vehicle provided for business related purposes only
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Paid training
  • Employer provided health care and dental benefits for you and your family
  • Paid vacation
  • Pension plan with employer matching
  • Life insurance
  • Overtime opportunities available 

Please send your resume with the position title in the subject line, to Careers@PVSlocates.com 

PVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, PVS will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the People Excellence team of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.

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