Utility Locate Technician



Job Description

Who We Are

SAM is the nation’s largest combined geospatial solutions and inspection service provider in the industry. We use the industry’s most advanced software and hardware for collecting and analyzing complex spatial data across a wide range of markets and scientific disciplines. Our national reach, expertise, and applied technologies uniquely equip us to capture physical environments from coast to coast — delivering practical insights and high-quality spatial data with unrivaled speed and accuracy.

Your Impact at SAM

  • Designates all types of utilities in rural and urban environments using geophysical equipment, project field documentation and survey, and vacuum excavation to expose utilities
  • Obtains and maintains all required safety certifications
  • Manages individual 2D QL-B (2DB) & 3D QL-B (3DB) mapping projects
  • Capability to supervise one individual
  • Selects and applies non-standard surface geophysical equipment and accessories to accurately designate complex public and private underground utility systems
  • Leads a crew employing vacuum excavators and associated equipment to excavate and backfill test holes on existing utilities at deeper than average depths and/or under other than average conditions
  • Employs total station survey equipment to collect horizontal data QL-A test holes and potholing
  • Operates RTK GPR and conventional survey equipment to collect horizontal and vertical data
  • Utilizes GIS based survey equipment
  • Coordinates with clients, utility owners, property owners, etc. in the field
  • Coordinates with providers of 3rd party services in the field.
  • Comprehends and interprets of planimetric and design plans, profiles and cross sections, utility records, etc.

What You Bring to SAM

  • High School Diploma
  • Flexibility to travel  is a must
  • (2-5) years of SUE field experience preferred
  • Experience working as a “lead” designator on designating projects for professional or non-professional services
  • Survey experience preferred but not required
  • Military experience is a plus

Our Perks

  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) – Accrual starts immediately
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%
  • Paid continuing education courses and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program – Your mental health is our priority
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
  • Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program


Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for eleven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!



SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.  SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.