Start the morning by reading the work load in my queue and determining which tickets (ie work request) is overdue and which is urgent or have special request attached to them.
I have learned to read detailed and complicated plans for a variety of sources. I have determined how to trouble shoot and when false readings or poor data is interfering with my work.
Management is very hands off for those who are experienced, currently I only speak with my supervisor one or twice a week. More often then not it is too confirm suspicions about rogue signals or affirm certain procedures.
The workplace culture is rather toxic. Individuals work alone with little or no teamwork or interaction . There is a rather cumbersome bonus procedure which makes some cut corners or do only easy jobs leaving the difficult or large jobs to those employees who are honest. Also management is re active rather than proactive addresses problems or issues only after several incidents and refusing to listen to advice of their employees.
The hardest part of the job would be a lack or respect from certain contractors. We are one of the most important persons on a construction site but many don't give us the respect we deserve. Some of the more hands on contractors know how difficult our job is and do their best to make our work easier by making smaller work areas or giving proper notice for the job to be completed
The most enjoyable part of the job is being hands on and the investigation portion that is sometimes required in more complicated tickets. I do enjoy working outdoors for 9 monthsmore... of the year. I enjoy interaction with a variety of the outside parties, from grunts digging ditches, site supers of multi million dollar companies and presidents of several medium sized construct companies.less
Lead (Current Employee) – Mississauga – 11 March 2018
I see a few negative posts concerning Promark a did like to squash some these comments. $5 says they’re from competitors or spiteful past employees.
FIRSTLY, LOCATING IS LOCATING and I will not repeat that. We all know what it takes to work within the locating industry; contractors hate us and lots of work. You see, if we all just carried outselves a bit better than we currently are I promise you that your outlook on locating will change incredibly.
Look to have POSITIVE and HONEST relationships with contractors, management and coworkers. They’re all WILLING to work with you, just don’t be that d bag locator we all F N hate; starting work at 11am, never answering emails or phone calls, never completing projects and only doing single address tickets. That type of locator ruins it for everyone else.
Stop cutting corners because odds are you’re being paid too much already for the type of B*S you add into the workplaces.
My day consists of driving from location to location completing utility locates for various contractors. Some jobs can take 10 minutes and some jobs can take a week.
I'm by myself for the whole day. If there is an issue that I am unable to resolve then I will call someone to help me.
Management is horrible. The office is poorly run. My concerns were constantly ignored. Emails ignored etc.They pick and chose who they oblige. They flip flop on standards. Preferential treatment is given to new employees over people like me who have been with the company for a decade.
The hardest part of this job is dealing with inept and over zealous contractors. They often ask for more than what they actually need which results in locators having to do way more work than is necessary. Contractors also like to call in gigantic jobs and expect it to be completed in a ridiculously short amount of time. Contractors act as if they are the only people to which we have jobs for. This job is stressful an demanding. This is the reason behind such a high turn over rate.
Dans cet emplois nous rencontrons de nouveaux clients pratiquement tous les jours, l'endroit et le travaille sont toujours différents. Chaque jours, de nouveau défis à relever s'omposent. L'aspect le plus difficile de mon poste: un avancement très difficile L'aspect le plus agréable de mon poste: la liberté de gérer mon propre travail à accomplir.
travaill à l'exterieur et la liberté de gérer son propre travail à accomplir
stay far far away. you can cut grass for the same wage,
DPT (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 25 November 2016
this company forces the concept of safety down the employees throat yet the company offers an incentive for efficiency based on piece-work. This is counter-intuitive to the concept of safety. Management are liars and swindlers. BE SURE TO GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING.
your integrity as a human being will be questioned
Un travail d'ou je me sentais important, porte parole, embassadeur
Localisateur (Former Employee) – Gatineau, QC – 23 November 2016
Le travail consistait d'ëtre minutieux, coordonné et alerte à l'entourage. Vue que le travailleur était complètement autonomne sur le terrain de la ville de Gatineau, ce travail demandait une certaine volonté d'être à son potentiel maximum pour en sortir le meilleur des services tout en restant sécuritaire.
Étant embassadeur de la compagnie, j'ai appris comment gérer tout genre de situations, bien ou mal, émisent par soit les clients, les propriétaire des terrains, les con-frères de travail ainsi que l'administration (Montréal).
L'équipe en général était d'un ton d'entrepreneuriat et d'entre-aide pour facilité les tâches et objectifs à atteindre.
Stay far away from this company. They will steal money from you, the Supervisors are useless and will not assist you when you need help. The training is a four week waste of time as you are just pounded with information that is mostly useless, then you are thrown out into the field with little to no help and not enough equipment to do the job. The only, ONLY good thing about working here is the Union.
If you are looking for a Utility Locating career, the best place to start is QX (Aecon).
Promark-Telecon is an excellent company to work for.
Damage Prevention Technician (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 14 February 2015
Flexible hours with over-time almost always available. Unionized with full benefits. Vehicle, gas, cell-phone, computer all provided for. Management is very friendly and understanding. Often working by yourself leading to less stress at work. Training process is very thorough and paid for.
Administrative/Finance Clerk/Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Markham On – 23 September 2014
the work place is very unorganized,no one seems to care to fix things or to make things better. Management is very unprofessional and they do not care about the employee's we are all just a number. The hardest part of the job is dealing with all the politics that goes on a daily basis and how management deals with the problems that arise. There really isn't an enjoyable part of this job.