SUE Field Technician I

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Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)




Founded in 1994, SAM, LLC has become one of the largest geospatial services companies in North America and is an undisputed leader in providing geospatial solutions to a wide variety of industries. SAM is a technology leader that offers professional land surveying services, digital aerial mapping, terrestrial, mobile, and airborne LiDAR, hydrographic surveying, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), utility coordination, geographic information systems (GIS), and construction phase services. As part of the SAM Family of Companies, SAM's partner companies include SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS) and SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. SAM is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development, and growth opportunities for employees across a wide range of positions.

Duties & Responsibilities

As a Vacuum Truck Operator in our Austin, Texas office, you will be responsible for daily operation of a hydro-excavation vacuum truck.


  • Hydro-excavation duties on various types of facilities and utility locates
  • Knowledge and ability to troubleshoot mechanical problems on vacuum hydro-excavation equipment
  • Maintenance and up keep of equipment
  • Daily Paperwork - daily time logs, pipeline measurements for diagrams, on site safety meetings with crews
  • Daily Communication with crew, superintendent and customers
  • Help train personnel in field operations, mechanical issues on equipment and field performance for work and safety
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Experience - Education and Skills

  • Current CDL with tanker endorsement is required for this position
  • Operate electronic utility locating equipment
  • Operator Qualifications for gas excavations (not required)
  • OSHA training (preferred) 
  • Vehicle manufacture training
  • Lift 40 lbs
  • 2-3 years of experience operating vacuum excavation equipment (hydro or air)
  • Field experience in trouble shooting and locating underground utilities 
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screen


A strong mission, vision and values culture is what drives SAM Family of Companies’ success.  Our Core Values:  Integrity & Ethics, People, Excellence in Service, Safety and Community defines who we are.  We are looking for talented people who embody these values to join our organization. 


We offer a best in class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance. SAM provides a VERY generous 401 (k) plan, 401 (k) profit sharing AND performance-based bonuses. Come join our team of professionals that are leading the way for the surveying industry!

SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAM and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please contact (512) 685-3556 to leave a message or send an e-mail to


SAM, LLC is not seeking nor intends to consider neither unsolicited resumes nor other information on job candidates from third parties, such as recruiters, placement agencies, etc. If, despite this notification, a third party decides to submit a candidate's resume or other information to SAM and SAM chooses to hire such a candidate, SAM has no obligation and expressly disclaims any liability to provide any remuneration or compensation for the hiring of such candidate.

Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM) participates in the federal E-Verify Program.


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