Great place to learn and gain new skills while you work.
Underground Technician/ Safety (Current Employee) – Kerman, CA – February 4, 2013
Before the day begins we meet with our foreman to receive job details and other important information. After, the team must gather equipment and perform daily maintenance checks. When the job site is reached we would pothole and locate all utilities that are marked. During each located utility a plan would be created for the bore path. Next I setup the bore and calibrate the the equipment to ensure accurate depth and location readings. Once all this done, I shoot the bore and pull back the product (conduit, bore guard, copper, etc.).
At this company I learn how:
- Locate copper and fiber optic utilities for USA's
- Operate and maintain heavy machinery (backhoe, mud vacs, bore rig)
- Splice fiber optic
- Run a crew (2 to 3 guys)
- Troubleshoot copper phone drops to homes
One of the hardest things about my job is the day seems to finish faster than your job. If I start a process I like to complete it so that the next day another process can be completed.
I enjoy the final product after each bore, knowing that my great work quality brings service to customers both residential and industrial .