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SAM, LLC SUE Field Technician II or III in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry’s technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction phase services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for seven 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!

This position reports to the SUE Field Manager and works with other Field Technicians, Field Leads, Survey staff, SUE Office Technicians, and Project Managers.

  • Involves designating of all types of utilities in rural and urban environments using geophysical equipment, project field documentation and survey, and vacuum excavation to expose utilities

  • Serves as the field supervisor on individual SUE Projects

  • Obtains and maintains all required safety certifications

  • All responsibilities of a SUE Field Technician II

  • Thorough understanding of ASCE 38 guidelines and associated quality levels

  • Manage individual 2D QL-B (2DB) & 3D QL-B (3DB) mapping projects, typically comprised of not more that (2) independent crews/teams

  • Selects and applies non-standard surfacegeophysical equipment and accessories to accurately designate complex public and private underground utility systems for 2DB & 3DB mapping projects

  • Collects data for and completes vault diagram forms for 3DB mapping projects

  • Acts as “lead” on crews 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 for 2DB mapping projects and QL-A test holes

  • Employs RTK GPR survey equipment to collect horizontal and vertical data for 3DB mapping projects

  • Employs automatic or digital levels and associated equipment to collect vertical data from structures associated with gravity flow utility systems

  • Collects data for and completes Structures Data Reports for structures associated with gravity flow utility systems

  • Coordinates with clients, utility owners, property owners, etc. in the field

  • Coordinates with providers of traffic control, off duty officers, saw cutting and other 3rd party services in the field.

  • Advanced comprehension and interpretation of planimetric and design plans, profiles and cross sections, utility records, etc.

  • Training and mentoring of Level I & II SUE Field Technicians

  • Actively works toward obtaining additional skills certifications required for advancement

  • High School Diploma

  • Ability to travel

  • (4-5) years of SUE field experience preferred

  • Experience working as a “lead” on SUE QL-A & QL-B field crew required

  • Experience working as a project level field supervisor on SUE QL-A & QL-B projects preferred

  • Survey experience preferred

  • Military experience is a plus

  • Must possess a valid local driver's license, in conjunction with successfully passing the company MVR requirements, clean background check and drug screening

Our Perks!

We offer a best-in-class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance. SAM’s 401 (k) program offers a 100% employer match up to 3% of your contribution, along with a 401(k) profit sharing and performance-based bonuses. In addition, we offer:

  • Generous paid time off

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings

  • Work/life balance with flexible work hours – priority is getting the job done

  • Trainings every Tuesday – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career

  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed, employee events provided throughout the year

  • Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please send an e-mail to SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.

ID: 20-3489

External Company Name: SAM, LLC

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Street: 890 Cambridge Drive