Job Description

Line Locator (Collection & Distribution)
Spartanburg, SC, United States of America


Located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Spartanburg Water is an award-winning utility that offers team members a culture of innovation, a history of excellence and an investment in their continued success.   

Nestled in the Piedmont region of South Carolina and a short drive away from the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and ever-popular beaches of the South Carolina Lowcountry, Spartanburg is a thriving and growing community that is home to seven diverse and well-known institutions of higher learning. Residents enjoy incredible outdoor recreation opportunities, an eclectic and delicious local restaurant and brewery scene, a vibrant cultural environment and the benefits of strong economic growth with an affordable cost of living.

INNOVATION: Through innovative technologies and industry leading practices, Spartanburg Water has had the honor of twice receiving recognition as a Utility of the Future Today – and as one of only two South Carolina utilities to ever receive the award and only one of 18 utilities globally to receive the honor a second time.

HISTORY: Through sustainability and resiliency, Spartanburg Water has consistently provided the highest quality drinking water and wastewater services to our region for more than 100 years, and continues to be a vital part of the area’s successful economic growth and development.

INVESTMENT: Spartanburg Water offers a generous compensation package, including full medical, dental and vision benefits and participation in the SC Retirement System. The organization also offers tuition reimbursement and opportunities for paid certifications and training. Spartanburg Water firmly believes in the importance of investing in the health, security, and potential of all team members.



Job Skills / Requirements

Accurately locates and marks distribution water mains and water service lines throughout the Distribution System Service area; locates and marks various other items such as meter boxes, valve boxes, manholes, air valve vaults, etc. in accordance with the provisions of the South Carolina Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act.

Accurately locates and marks collection lines and force mains throughout the Collection System Service area; locates and marks various other items such as air valve vaults and manholes, etc. in accordance with the provisions of the South Carolina Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act.

Utilizes various types of machinery and equipment, including a computer, utility vehicle, pipe horn service line locator, metro-tech main line locator, electronic valve box locator, electronic leak detection equipment, various construction hand tools, marking paint, marking flags, stakes, etc.

Receives, review, processes and prepares various documents and reports, such as location request tickets, work orders, investigative reports, etc.

Communicates and interacts effectively with immediate supervisor, co-workers, other utility companies, customers, etc.

Provides periodic field checks, after original locate, to verify utilities encroachment procedures are not violated; reports any non-complaint conditions to immediate supervisor.

Investigates all damages to Spartanburg Water infrastructure and facilities, in area of responsibility, to determine liability.

Informs appropriate personnel of needed changes to the Mapping System concerning updates and dimensional information.

Digs out valve and meter boxes when necessary.

Performs other related duties as required.

Education Requirements (Any)

High School diploma or equivalent

Additional Information / Benefits

Requires a High School diploma, or equivalent, and minimum six months of practical experience through progressive training in a water distribution or sanitary sewer system; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance

This job reports to the Field Coordinator

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required

Number of Openings for this position: 1