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Utility Locator/Locator Technician

Published
Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Salt River Project
Industries
O*Net Code
47-4011.00
Rapids Code
2041HY
Req. Hours
1976
State
DC
Created
Jun 04, 2021
Updated
Jun 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

9 skill sets | 26 total skills
Basic Locating Theory - 160 req. hrs
Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of electromagnetic theory as it applies to utility locating.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of a simple circuit as it applies to utility locating.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of signal frequency as it applies to utility locating.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of signal power as it applies to utility locating.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding regarding signal distortion.
Use of the Transmitter - 160 req. hrs
Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the three methods of signal application (direct connect, close induction/clamp & induction).
Demonstrate knowledge of basic transmitter operation.
Demonstrate proper equipment maintenance procedures.
Use of the Receiver - 160 req. hrs
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of common receiver antenna configurations.
Demonstrate knowledge of basic receiver operation.
Demonstrate proper equipment maintenance procedures.
Marking Procedures - 160 req. hrs
Satisfactorily delineate the approximate horizontal location of buried facilities.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different marking systems.
Knowledge of Facilities - 816 req. hrs
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the physical utility system(s) being located.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the mapping system for the facility(ies) being located.
Visual Observation Skills - 130 req. hrs
Correctly identify the most common surface structures of each utility system.
Correctly identify different visual evidence of the presence of buried facilities
Demonstrate a basic knowledge regarding private facilities.
Safe Work Practices and Regulations - 130 req. hrs
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of safe work practices.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of emergency response requirements.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the hazards surrounding confined space entry.
One-Call Regulation, Requests, & Documentation - 130 req. hrs
Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of One-Call regulations and processes for the assigned area of responsibility.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of locate request documentation.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of locate response documentation.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the damage investigation process.
Excavator & Customer Relations - 130 req. hrs
Promote positive working relationships with excavators & the public.

Technical Instruction

Core Classes - 64 req. hrs
Basic Locator Theory
Use and care of a Transmitter
Use and care of a Receiver
Marking Procedures (APWA)
Knowledge of Facilities - 192 req. hrs
Communications
Electric Utilities
Water/Reclaimed Water Utilities
Sewer Utilities
Gas Utilities
Visual Observation Skills
Safe Work Practices & Regulation
One Call Regulation, Documentation and IT
Excavator/Customer Relations
Locating Pipelines (Operator Qualification)

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