Good place to work. Difficult to justify time away from the family.
Damage Prevention Specialist (Current Employee) – Goshen, IN – April 6, 2019
The work itself is not difficult for the most part. There are times it is challenging, but that is due to ticket volume outweighing the amount of people to complete the tickets. Having a team of people who are ready, and willing to give advice, or lend a helping hand, is quite nice.
"Secret audits" have been mentioned. You are told up front that these audits will take place. If you follow your training, complete the locates as per scope, and follow the Pro Ten steps, you shouldn't have any issues with being audited. These audits should be valued as learning experience.
When ticket volume is high, just remember you are one person, and focus on the ticket you are marking. No sense stressing over something you are not physically able to control. Be diligent.
Finally, I will say the most difficult thing is being away from family. Long hours/weeks makes for short evenings/weekends during the main "dig season" hard to deal with, and can be draining.
If you have a strong work ethic, ability to work on your feet for most of the day, and enjoy something different every day; this might be a good fit.
Work vehicle, great team, opportunity for advancement.