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    Default Hello and a Question

    USIC is making a move in Seattle.

    They posted in Seattle craigs.

    Is this a good company to work for?

    I have read some of the posts to get a feel for what you guys do, sometimes 7 locates an hour...wow.

    I worked for a company that did the gas and power construction for a local utility, I think they used CLS, which seems to owned by USIC.

    Thanks,

    Don

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    I've worked for USIC for over 12 years and don't have any problems with them. Like all companies there are things I don't always agree with but I always have a newer vehicle and equiptment . I guess I'm not the best one to answer this because I've only worked for USIC/SM&P and never any other locate companies.

    They must be getting quite a few contracts. I see that they are hiring in IL and IN for with alot of different opportunities. I did not realize they were also moving into Seattle.

    P.S. Welcome to the vine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post
    I've worked for USIC for over 12 years and don't have any problems with them. Like all companies there are things I don't always agree with but I always have a newer vehicle and equipment . I guess I'm not the best one to answer this because I've only worked for USIC/SM&P and never any other locate companies.

    P.S. Welcome to the vine.
    I've been with USIC/SM&P 12+ years and I DITTO Goldenboy on all counts. I can't imagine doing anything else. Utility locating is a good fit for me. Common sense and self motivation works to my favor much greater than intelligence for my survival in locating. That's a good thing because I'm not the brightest tool in the shed. I just paint the ground the way I would want it painted if I was the one doing the digging.

    I get 40 hrs during the dead of winter (my winters are not as bitter as Goldenboy's) and 55+ hours during the summer. I get lots of personal time off for my travels around the country. I don't have a boss looking over my shoulder. Although, Big Brother is coming (GPS and maybe, someday, on-line cameras in the cab pointing at me - Jesus, I hope not)...............

    There is a fraternity in this line of work that is every bit as close as family. I consider most utility techs, hourly paid excavator workers and their respective 1st lines as my friends.

    In this line of work, you either love it or hate it. I happen to LOVE it.

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    Welcome to the show Dude, stop by the chat room tomorrow night and say hello as well.
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    welcome to the vine dude....hope you get the answers you are looking for!!
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    I don't know what you are talking about. USIC has been in this area for some time now.

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    Worked ALOT of other outdoor fields before locating, I wont be going back to any of them. Works for me. All jobs have their issues, but none can duplicate this job. As I read before, You'll love it or hate it.

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