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Damage Prevention Specialist (Underground Utility Locator)

Vannguard seeks customer-oriented and motivated people who thrive under little supervision in an outside environment. We perform contract locating for utilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, & South Dakota.
Classroom and field training provided.

Benefits Include:

  • Above-average industry wages
  • now hiringHealth,Dental & Term-life Ins.
  • Comprehensive 401(k)
  • Tax-Saving Cafeteria Plan
  • Company Vehicle
  • Paid Training
  • Minimal O/T – Substantial Paid O/T
  • Paid Holidays
  • Great Growth Environment
  • EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer)


Advancements in technology and the deregulation of the utility industry have increased the number of underground facilities to epic proportions; thus, requiring highly-trained individuals to protect the growing number of these buried facilities.

Vannguard Utility Partners, Inc. is dedicated to providing detailed and on-going training throughout our employees’ careers of eliminating damages.

Employees will be trained in all aspects of total damage prevention:

  • Mentored ride-a-longs (one-on-one training) before and after class.
  • Vannguard Policies and Procedures.
  • Locating Theory.
  • Proper Equipment Usage.
  • Techniques and Troubleshooting.
  • Contractor, Customer and Homeowner Relations.
  • Computer Training.
  • Safety Awareness.
  • Print Reading.
  • One-Call Systems.

*Detailed training of gas, electric, water, telephone, fiber, CATV and sewer will be provided dependent on each territory’s requirements.