Service Locators

Join us — and help us to build the future

About us

Abaxa is WA’s largest utility location company and the first in WA with over 30 years of proven industry expertise in “Protecting People and Infrastructure”. Our “3 Degrees Safety System” supports you in risk assessment, client handover, and ensuring you help keep our client’s projects moving. Abaxa takes pride in supporting our clients to remain damage and incident free. As a larger team, there will be greater opportunities for variety in your daily work which will help you to learn, develop, grow and provide a flexible work/life balance. Abaxa is a team living our values, recognizing, rewarding and celebrating each other – you will be part of a unique team that empowers you to excel, be rewarded and feel valued.


Qualifications & experience

  • DBYD Certified Locator or can complete the assessment-
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar role
  • First Aid – Workplace and CPR – Preferred but not essential
  • Western Power Network Induction – Preferred but not essential
  • Driver’s Licence (C) and good driving record
  • White Card
  • ATCO Approved Locator – Preferred but not essential
  • APA Permit Issue Officer – Beneficial but not essential
  • Ground Penetrating Radar Training – Preferred but not essential
  • Confined Spaces and Gas Atmosphere Training – Preferred but not essential

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Participate and build on the “Safety First Culture” of Abaxa through planning, preparation, proactive risk and hazard assessment and implementation of controls, communication of actions, issues and resolutions.
  • Consult with clients (Engineers, Site Supervisors, Construction / Project Managers) on project requirements, work plans, programming and opportunity to manage risk and cost for the client and Abaxa.
  • Plan, Prepare, Pothole, Protect and Proceed – Implement 4 P’s – Investigate, identify and provide “complete and accurate service location clearances” using ELM, GPR and other methods. – Reliable and dependable to solve problems and straight talking on results with the team and clients.
  • Passion to learn from the technical team of collective experts, apply to the on-site situation to solve problems and map spatially what was constructed without visual evidence and then locate and prove it.
  • Deliver strikeless jobs with final risk assessments and client handover providing exceptional client service
  • Participate in HSE Toolbox, workshops and learning each month including training programs and initiatives.


  • Flexible working hours including regular Monday-Friday, regular overtime/after hours, weekends if/when required and regional work
  • You will be provided with a company vehicle, mobile phone, tablet device and locating equipment
  • As one of the largest teams in WA you will enjoy the network of collaboration and assistance provided by the team meaning that you are always supported on-site, anywhere in WA
  • Abaxa provides a variety of work covering; live construction sites, local council areas, schools & universities, train stations, railways, substations, regional WA and many more in multiple capacities.
  • Abaxa provides extensive and industry leading training to support the industry qualifications
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