• SUE Field Technician III (Utility Locator)

    Job ID
    18-2744
    Job Location
    US-UT-Sandy
    Category
    Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)
  • Overview

     

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    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

    • Familiarity with ASCE 38-02 standards and Quality Levels
    • Selects and applies appropriate geophysical prospecting equipment to accurately designate complex underground utility layouts
    • Extensive experience with multi-frequency pipe and cable locators, ground penetrating radar, sondes, rodders, and other geophysical equipment
    • Basic comprehension and interpretation of utility and highway design plans and record drawings
    • Uses, obtains and interprets control point records and locates in the field
    • Operates vacuum truck and related equipment
    • Performs minor maintenance and troubleshooting operating problems on vacuum systems
    • Daily paperwork, record keeping, simple mathematics and on-site safety meetings
    • Maintenance and up-keep of vehicle, work sites, and equipment
    • Selects and implements proper maintenance of traffic signage
    • Represents and communicates on behalf of company and crew when encountering third parties in the field
    • Coordinates and performs survey activities in connection with SUE work
    • Supervises all crew activities as assigned and trains other crew members

    Required Experience - Education and Skills

    • High School Diploma
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Ability to obtain DOT medical card; CDL is a plus but not required
    • 5-7 years experience as a SUE Technician or a (related) Bachelor’s Degree plus 2 years minimum as a SUE Field Tech II
    • Field survey experience  preferred
    • Familiarity with DOT SUE/Survey standards preferred
    • Prior knowledge of AutoCAD preferred, but not required
    • Ability to work in all-weather conditions
    • Ability to lift, operate and carry up to 50 lbs. of heavy equipment
    • Possible extensive travel by motor vehicle or airplane up to 12 days continuously and overtime as needed
    • Possess leadership skills, a “can-do” attitude and willingness to learn

     

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