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    Default Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    Hello All,

    Not sure if this is the best place to post this. We are putting together a small private utility locating company in the Detroit area and are looking for a few experienced technicians. We are ideally looking for seasoned people that will eventually take on supervisory positions in the field as we establish ourselves. This company is being built within an established heavy civil contracting business, so we aren't starting from scratch. We feel that the bigger companies tend to overwork/underpay the techs, and we can offer a more competitive pay structure for the right kind of experience and work ethic. Anyways, if you are interested or know someone who might be...please feel free to PM me and we can talk in a little bit more detail.

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    Default Re: Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    Welcome to the "Vine". Normally I would direct you to UtilityES.com but I tried updating it but the Database didn't update correctly so this will have to do for now.

    I'm in contact with the software people but it is a slow go. They don't want to put forth the extra effort to get the problem resolved.
    "Change does not always equal progress."

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    Default Re: Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    Thanks! Not having much luck finding experienced techs in the area! Any other resources would be appreciated

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    Default Re: Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    Metro Detroit sounds kinda harsh, brother. Do you provide armed escorts? Locator lives matter.
    Nb22x, yahoo and locator007332 like this.

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    Default Re: Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    Quote Originally Posted by daman1 View Post
    Metro Detroit sounds kinda harsh, brother. Do you provide armed escorts? Locator lives matter.
    That's funny!

    They stole my RD TX-10 transmitter at a cornfield in the middle of nowhere. Was about half a mile away and my signal just stopped. Went back to the ETS hook-up point and my box was gone. Visible from the state road so maybe some other locator took it. I NEVER had a problem working in urban areas like Newark and New York City for Premier....crime happens anywhere nowadays

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    Default Re: Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    I got UtilityES.com back up to speed. You can sign up there and post your jobs.
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    Default Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    Quote Originally Posted by markit View Post
    I NEVER had a problem working in urban areas like Newark and New York City for Premier....crime happens anywhere nowadays.
    Greetings markit! I too have worked in the 'hood and I also never had a problem. I don't know how my hometown 'hood compares to Newark or New York City, but Fak, anywhere you go, the 'hood is a war zone. I learned quickly the bad guys in the 'hood go to bed at 5 a.m. That's when I showed up to locate. If I was around the hot spots close to noon and saw just one bro walking the streets, I knew he wasn't going to meet a co-worker for lunch. That was a warning shot for me to get the hell out. I would complete the rest of the day in the commercial area.

    Many times commercial drill teams in my town would be approached by leaders of the neighborhood gang and tell them, "I know you have to work here, but be gone before 5 p.m." Everyone I've talked to were gone by 3 p.m. Water department repairs and gas company repairs seemed to be immune to such encounters, but they are always on guard.

    Once a 2-man drill team was working in the 'hood and a cop stopped to ask when the other workers were coming back. When he found out it was just the two of them, the cop stayed until the 2 guys were done for the day. The next day, the drill team became a 4-man crew.


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    Default Re: Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    oh ....that was your RD TX-10 transmitter ??? ...just messing with you .
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    Default Re: Looking for Experienced Locators in the Detroit Area - New Company & New Opportunities

    I sent you a pm with info attached.....

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