Labourer – Locator/Meter Reader

Lakefront Utility Services
Cobourg, Ontario

Posted On: September 10, 2021
Last Day to Apply: September 30, 2021



Labourer – Locator/Meter Reader

Lakefront Utility Services Inc. (LUSI) is currently searching for a highly motivated, results-oriented individual for the position of Locator/Meter Reader. Reporting directly to the Manager Water Capital Projects, this position will be primarily responsible for both water and electric utility locating and meter readings. 

Overall Responsibilities

  • Use a variety of methods and equipment to locate, mark and record underground utilities
  • Collection of field data operating electromagnetic induction locating equipment with all accessories.
  • Read, interpret, and augment maps with notes.
  • Maintain inventory and safe storage of equipment.
  • Travel to other cities/areas, work in a variety of settings and work site conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to proficiently operate laptop computers and computer-based tools and technology
  • Create digital locate sketches.
  • Take photos of locates.
  • Water Meter Reading.
  • Final Water Reads/Move Orders.
  • Doorhanger/Hand Delivered Customer Letters.
  • Report field meter readings problems when unable to read.
  • Maintain an excellent safety and attendance record and report any unsafe conditions.
  • Responsible for a working knowledge and understanding of appropriate safety legislation, company policies and procedures, and safe work practices.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or recognized equivalent
  • Possess industry-related experience with in-depth awareness of utility locating
  • Physically fit to perform position responsibilities and ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to proficiently operate all equipment associated with the trade
  • Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) and Damage Prevention Technician (DPT) trained an asset 
  • Self-organizing and able to multi-task
  • Strong communication and team skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work on job sites outside for long periods
  • Demonstrated ability to work with work orders, specifications, standards, instructions, and able to interpret prints, sketches, and diagrams
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills with coworkers, customers and other members of the public to achieve positive outcomes for the company
  • Requires current Standard First Aid, CPR, and WHMIS training
  • Requires a valid Ontario Driver’s License and an excellent driving record. 

This is a union position and salary is commensurate with the company’s Collective Agreement. We offer an excellent working environment, benefit package, pension plan and opportunities for development. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. September 30th, 2021 to the attention of Human Resources, 207 Division Street, PO Box 577, Cobourg, ON K9A 4L3 or by email to 

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended. LUSI is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and community we serve. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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