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NiSource Damage Prevention Specialist 1 - Chillicothe Ohio in Chillicothe, Ohio

Outreach and Education

Operate as the company subject-matter expert in damage prevention within assigned geography for public safety, employee safety and continuity of service for customers

Maintain knowledge of and effectively communicate safe digging laws, best practices and the impact of hitting company-owned facilities

Promote the current state digging laws and the locate request process with various excavators, developers, other digging contractors and associated resources

Prioritize and conduct frequent job site visits, navigating a wide variety of ground territory, to speak directly with and advise various excavators, developers, digging contractors, and project owners

Make judgment-based decisions related to evaluating one-call legislation compliance, if and when to notify emergency responders, issuing stop work orders, and addressing safety concerns in a fast-paced environment

Short-Term Planning

Assess daily high risk ticket volume and prioritize top site visits and contacts to make each day in order to prevent damages and promote safe digging practices

Locator Performance Management

Conduct visual quality audits on locates to evaluate compliance with NiSource standards, and provide feedback and coaching when needed


Proactively communicate and coordinate with NiSource operational partners to address high risks in the field, where DPS cant personally make contact or visit the job site

Facilitate one on one or group training sessions tailored to various internal/external audiences (contractors, public, other utilities, etc.) relative to policy, procedures, and state one-call laws

Serve as a SME for public safety events (e.g. touch a truck, etc.), and lead the damage prevention discussions at safety and employee meetings


Document actions taken after responding to high risk tickets to aid in the evaluation of what actions were most effective in preventing damages

Monitor mapping accuracy as compared to original job orders and report discrepancies back to engineering or mapping, through the creation of facility map revisions

NiSource companies are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employers and do not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law. NiSource companies require all employees to adhere strictly to this policy.

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Regular hours are subject to change based upon seasonal workload, the teams or state one-call centers needs. Must have the ability to work scheduled and unscheduled overtime in order to meet our mandated obligations.Will be required to visit job sites and must be physically able to negotiate a variety of terrains in all kinds of weather conditions.This position will periodically require travel and overnight stay as necessary to support the State of Ohio local as well as state damage prevention efforts. This position is subject to DOT Anti-Drug and AMPP Regulation

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line through - Careers.

Job Family: Operations Skilled/Hourly