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    Question Utiliquest Interview

    Hello everyone after completing a 6 year enlistment in the USAF as an Operations Controller I seperated in 2010 and have been going to school full time for me BA in Logistics only 1 year left! Anyways I have been unemployed back home in California ever since and have been looking for a job. Today I got a call for an interview with Utiliquest so I am hoping to get this job. I understand the job and the requirments and conditions, but I want to know what the starting pay is? What kind of money can you make with all the OT? My inteview is 3 hours long and the main office which is 85 miles away from my home. I was told there would be some sort of test the day of my interview anyone know what the test consist of? I appreciate your help thank you!

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    DSD1..... First off THANK YOU for your service and sacrifice to our country. Good luck with the interview. What position are you going for that would have a 3 hour interview?
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    Hey DSD1... California is a big state and depending on where you are at and what you are interviewing for will really depend on starting wage.

    If you are going in as a "typical Locator" you should be looking around the 12-14 an hour range with no experience. If you have experience, it might bump you up to 16 an hour. If you are going for a lead or supervisor position.....Who knows, its above my pay grade.

    OT will come with experience. You will probably be running straight 40's for a while 6-mo to a year before you get tons of overtime.

    Good luck.

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    This is the email I got from Utiliquest about the interview..

    The position is for an underground locator. We locate underground
    utilities for various different companies. The interview and training
    (paid) will be in Fairfield.

    As for the testing, there are two portions to the testing. The first
    portion is a basic skills assessment made up of four parts: 1) Math 2)
    Reading Comprehension 3) Problem Solving and 4) Verifying Information.
    They are all timed assessments lasting 28 minutes in total.

    The second portion of the testing is a questionnaire that helps to
    assess your fit for the position. This assessment is not timed, but
    usually takes around 30 minutes.

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    Be careful giving info on here that they can identify you with. I don't know what their opinion is about these forums. You don't want to scare them off. Also I wouldn't say much about getting your BA soon or they may think you won't stick around long enough to be worth it. I think your background shows that you'll be more likely to succeed doing the job though. It takes alot of determination an self motivation. I think there's a big tax break in for them too. I hope they give you a shot.
    Last edited by daman1; February 7th, 2012 at 04:47 PM.

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    "Change does not always equal progress."

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    Hey DSD, My Neice's Boyfriend in California just got a job with UQ about .....a year and a half ago. I believe he was based out of the Hayward office, but trained in fairfield. He had no experience other than Jamba Juice and they started him out at 12, but moved him up to 14 before the years end.

    Hopefully they reward you for your service and discipline and start you out at more than 14.

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    when i started locating several years ago, starting pay was "per ticket" we did everything on paper and the Bell prints where microfiche. my how time has changed things... Good luck!!

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    good luck with new job!
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    Have fun with e-sketch...

    a joke - especially on large projects - an inaccurate production killer...

    I still stand behind the usic digital photo uploading that will stand up in the case of a damage investigation...

    photos will stand up better in most damage investigations...

    e sketch is not only a job killer, but a contract killer - as the evidence has shown as usic gobbles up utiliquest accounts...

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    The interview isn't 3 hours long; They give you 30 minutes for each test which leaves the possibility for a 3 hour process.
    You probably wont be there an hour.

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