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Locator Job Description
September 9, 2015

Position Description:

    The locator is responsible for all communications with the site-foreman / customer, conducting pre-job and tailgate meetings, ensure all safety paperwork is accurate and complete, submit daily logs to Dispatch at the end of each shift, as well as directing the work of the crew on-site.    Locators will be responsible to communication amongst the drilling crew as well as reporting to the Dispatch Coordinator, and Operations Manager.  He/She will be responsible for completing tickets, and to ensure the customer receives digital bore profiles in a timely manner.  

Other duties include: Operate DigiTrak F5 locating system, locate & steer pipe during the drilling process, operate various equipment as required (picker, drill, etc.)  Cleanup efforts in the event of a Frac-Out will be the responsibility of the Locator.  Staff are required to participate in all Safety Meetings.


Safety Tickets Preferred

H2S, Confined Space Level 1 & 2, First Aid, Ground Disturbance

In house training includes: 

Workplace Hazard of Dangerous Goods  (WHIMIS)

Transportation of Dangerous Goods  (TDG)

Construction Safety Training Systems  (CSTS09) 

Electronic General Safety Orientation (EGSO)

Complete and thorough training of all practices and procedures by a competent Big Bore Directional Drilling Ltd. employee on the job.


    Previous experience will be considered an asset

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Good mathematical ability

Work Independently, as well as with others

Ability to follow directions from site supervisor

Follow all Safe Work Practices and Job Procedures

Maintain a Safe Work Environment

Ability to read maps

Position Requirements:

Physically Fit

Ability to lift 50lbs +

Valid Class 5, although Class 1 or 3 will be given preference

Possess a clean Driver’s Abstract

Ability to think and react to changing conditions quickly

Mechanical aptitude

Working in remote areas for extended periods

Work in extreme temperatures (cold and heat)

** Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing will be conducted 

Dispatch: 780-214-7711
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Edmonton, Alberta
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