Mission: USIC is North America's leading underground damage prevention company. Our sole mission is to safely provide quality infrastructure protection services to our customers.
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USIC is North America's leading underground utility damage prevention firm. We have over 6,500 highly-trained utility locating technicians protecting the assets of over 90% of the Fortune 500 utilities and telecommunications companies in 42 states and one Canadian province. USIC leads the utility locating industry in volume, accuracy, timeliness, and customer satisfaction.
Quality of service is of primary importance within USIC. USIC has earned the reputation as the highest quality service provider in the industry. Our entire organization is designed to support the highest standards of quality performance. From the initial state-of-the-art recruiting and selection process, through the most comprehensive in-house training program in the industry, to field locating and field supervision, we prioritize quality in all of our services.
From our experience with and survey of utility companies that own underground facilities, it is clear that when utility companies consider possible vendors as damage prevention service providers and they seek the highest quality balanced with efficient, cost-effective operations. USIC is considered a leading choice and best value.
From July 2011 through December 2012, USIC has decreased carbon emissions per mile by 6.4%. This equals a reduction of over 2,000,000 pounds of carbon per quarter – essentially the equivalent of taking about 350 vehicles off the road. USIC has also consistently outperformed benchmark fleets in terms of carbon emissions – emitting 5% fewer pounds per mile than like fleets.
The most imperative of USIC’s efforts to stay green involves the trucks that are on the road daily – about 6,500 at any given time. USIC’s dispatching process strives for efficiency, minimizing the number of trucks sent to a site.
Most USIC vehicles contain smaller displacement engines, making them more fuel-efficient. A GPS device monitors each truck for excessive idling to cut back on the unnecessary consumption of fuel.
The paint and paint cans that USIC use are:
Furthermore, USIC continuously investigates ways to eliminate the use of aerosol cans altogether. USIC is very environmentally conscious and seeks ways to preserve the environment while protecting our customers' infrastructure.
Commitment to Our Communities
USIC Gives Back
USIC implemented our giving program, “USIC Gives Back”, in 2009 which allows our employees to donate to charities through payroll deduction. In 2015 our employees selected St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project as the charities for our giving campaign. This was the second year in a row that USIC chose to support these two charities.
In addition to the donations from our employees:
USIC employee and company matching donations make a difference in our communities and within the USIC family.
Many USIC administrative team members are involved in the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) at the board and national committee level. CGA is an association dedicated to “ensuring public safety, environmental protection, and the integrity of services by promoting effective damage prevention practices.” USIC’s management teams also maintain heavy involvement in local and state one-call and damage prevention councils and boards.
I have been working at USIC full-time (More than 10 years)
Within the company there are opportunities to grow with the company as you grow. If you are willing to put in the work and time, there will be opportunities that come available to take this from a J-O-B to a career. This job is what you are willing to put into it.
While it is the standard in the working world now, the benefits are not what they one were. The high deductible plans can be tough on a family.
Advice to Management
Show the people that work for you how important they are to the success of our company. Let them see the growth coming and what they can do to help with improvements or growth.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at USIC (Lancaster, WI) in March 2015.
I was asked about my previous employment and experience and how my experience would apply and help with this job. I was also asked why I shouldn't be hired for the job which is kind of a touch question but can reveal something about the interviewee. We talked about future personal goals and what kind of time length of employment I was looking for.
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