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Locator - Chicagoland, IL

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Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Date Posted: May 23, 2024


About the Job:

Are you enthusiastic about safe excavation and skilled in operating hydrovac equipment? Join the Badger team as a Locator! In this role, you'll conduct utility and sewer locates to research and inspect data regarding excavation on various construction projects. If you're detail-oriented, safety-conscious, and ready to be part of essential infrastructure work, apply now to join our dedicated team.

Salary: $20.00 - $23.00 per hour and up based on experience with many opportunities for pay increases and career advancement!

What You’ll Be Doing:

In this role you will perform functions including:

  • Operate various electronic devices to assist locating and verifying underground utilities including gas, phone, and fiber optic cables.
  • Perform various reports and documentation verifying marked utilities.
  • Prepare GPS data on located utilities and related above ground features.
  • Identifying and marking utility lines using spray paint or colored flags.
  • Attending safety meetings.


What We’re Looking For: 

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Preferred experience with locating utilities (3-5 years).
  • Ability to distinguish colors for marked utilities.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull 30+ pounds.

What You’ll Need for Success:

  • Customer Service Focused and comfortable with customer interaction.
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a safety-focused collaborative team.
  • Technology adept.
  • Personal Protective Equipment provided.
  • Candidates must undergo a physical examination and complete pre-employment screenings such as driver’s abstract review and drug and alcohol test.

If you feel you don’t have the experience listed above, but still think you are qualified for the job, we encourage you to apply for consideration. 

What You’ll Get in Return:
Badger offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Generous weekly pay and overtime opportunities.
  • Low-cost Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance.
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Matching Contributions.
  • Group Life insurance.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP) that allows for covered behavioral health visits.
  • Generous Vacation Programs.
  • Employee Referral Program.
  • Employee Training Program(s).
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Per Diem.

About Badger:

Badger is the largest provider of non-destructive excavating and related services in North America. For over 30 years, we have been innovating cutting-edge technology – like the Badger Hydrovac™ – and serving a diverse customer base across a broad range of infrastructure industry segments including energy, industrial, construction, telecommunications, transportation and more. We are efficient, safe, and reliable, and we work hard to enable our customers – across a wide range of industries – as they build and maintain the critical infrastructure needs of our communities. We’re committed to not just doing the work - but doing good along the way!

We hire great people from a wide array of backgrounds, not because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes Badger stronger.

There has never been a better time to join the Badger team. Learn More about Badger Careers at

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