Gudenkauf is a diversified provider of telecom, utility, and systems integration solutions with the resources and experience to deliver in even the toughest conditions. Our services include outside plant construction, fiber optic splicing and testing, utility locating, intelligent transportation systems, gas line cathodic protection, and emergency restoration services. Gudenkauf proudly serves customers in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Headquarters: Columbus, OH
Founded: 1977
Joined Congruex: 2020

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Directional Boring Operator

Full-time, non-exempt

locationicon Columbus, OH
Job Summary

We are looking for an Underground Construction Directional Driller to join our growing team. The Directional Driller will be responsible for operating the directional drill and/or locating for the rig. We are looking for experienced individuals with knowledge of the construction industry.

Job Responsibilities
  • Operate drilling equipment and various other construction equipment used on the jobsite to complete daily work assignments
  • Drill and/or locate predetermined path to exit point
  • Assist in potholing
  • Perform duties in standard and high-risk areas
  • Safely and successfully perform duties in all temperatures and climates
  • Perform physical tasks for the entire assigned work shift
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • High school or equivalent education
  • ​​Valid Driver’s License
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test and MVR
  • At least 1 year of recent experience in drilling/locating in standard and high-risk areas
  • Ability to operate all equipment safely and productively
  • Possess knowledge of utility depth and placement as well as general knowledge of construction practices and equipment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact with the crew, leadership, and clients
  • Function effectively as an integral part of a team
  • Meet physical demands – lift and/or move 50 to 150 pounds
  • All work is outdoors, subject to inclement weather conditions – must be capable of working safely in all temperatures and climates
  • Stand and walk lengthy distances (1+ miles) over uneven terrain
  • Drive and/or sit for long periods of time to remote jobsite locations
  • Must be available to travel overnight to various sites as requested
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Locator

Full-time, non-exempt

locationicon Columbus, OH
Job Summary

The Locator position is responsible for pinpointing the paths of cables, pipes and other conduits that carry utilities underground. Locators’ efforts protect underground utilities from damage during projects involving excavation.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible for accurately and safely search for and marking underground utilities in a designated area.
    • Indicate utility locations through the utilization of paint and flags.
  • Complete necessary documentation regarding the marking and photographing of each locate.
  • Receive work tickets, open, document, close and provide follow-up summary of work.
  • Perform light excavation with shovel, to expose buried utilities when necessary.
  • Respond to emergency calls, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Qualifications

General

  • Basic computer skills and proficiency to receive, open and close work tickets.
  • Ability to locate underground utilities.
  • Ability to read and interpret utility maps/prints to identify the type and size of underground utilities.
  • Proficient in the use of hand tools and equipment (shovels, etc.).

Technical

  • Ability to use mapping tools and other location information along with locating equipment to locate underground utilities including telecommunications, electric power, gas, oil, water, sewer, and cable TV systems, telephone, correctly, safely, and efficiently.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions using information at hand.
  • Basic working capability with PC software skills including Outlook, Excel, Word.
  • Ability to read, review, interpret and understand technical documents.
  • Ability to communicate with various business contacts representing the organization and with customers/public.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces (i.e., tunnels, trenches, crawl spaces, manholes, etc.) for extended periods of time.​​​​​
  • Ability to work outdoors under challenging weather conditions (i.e., snow, wind, rain, extreme heat and/or cold).
  • Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs, moving your whole-body including climbing, lifting up to 30 pounds, reaching, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Ability to travel for business requirements within Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.​​​​​​
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.  Possible evening and weekend work may be required as there may be call-outs.​​​​​​
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Ability to adhere to company policy, regulations, procedures, and principles.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.​
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Individuals will be required to pass a preemployment drug test and background screening.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Previous experience with locating.
  • Previous construction experience.
  • Understanding of the telecommunications industry and construction practices.
  • OSHA 10 certification.
  • OSHA 30 certification.
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Field Technician

Full-time, non-exempt

locationicon Columbus, OH
Job Summary

As a Technician, you will assist in the construction, installation, and maintenance of communications equipment and support structures

Job Responsibilities
  • Working in a 2-3 man crew installing and performing maintenance on communication equipment -The basic use and care of hand tools and mechanical equipment
  • Understanding of basic electrical theory
  • Analyzing situations accurately and adopting an appropriate course of action
  • Communicating orally and in writing
  • Following instructions accurately and completing an assigned course of action
  • Recognizing safety hazards and performing duties in a safe manner
  • Work under close supervision
  • Traveling extensively throughout the Midwest, our crews are 100% travel during the week and are home on the weekends
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Must have a High School diploma 0 to 1 year of industry experience
  • Must be 21 years or older Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass drug and background screening
  • Complete the Field Technician 1 Training Program
  • Working knowledge of basic hand tools and mechanical equipment
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2679 Mckinley Avenue Columbus OH 43204