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Now Hiring: Survey Technician

Survey Technician

The Surveying Technician at GradeTek, PLLC provides the Professional Land Surveyor with field and other data, supervises the Survey Helper in performing surveying tasks and performs other responsibilities as assigned. THIS IS BOTH A FIELD AND OFFICE POSITION.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. To execute this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Survey Technician must be physically able to perform the job duties.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: The Survey Technician must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatics or a related field, eligibility for or have passed the Surveyor Intern Certification in Idaho, plus a minimum of 2 years of job experience.
  • Associate Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school plus a minimum of 4 years of job experience.
  • NSPS Certified Surveying Technician, Level III
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job frequently stands, walks, uses hands to finger, handle or feel, reaches with hands and arms, stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls, and talks; hears; regularly climbs or balances; and occasionally sits, tastes, and smells.
  • The Crew Chief frequently lifts up to 25 pounds; regularly lifts up to 50 pounds; occasionally lifts up to 100 pounds; and rarely lifts more than 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or less); peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed at a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); and, ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • The work environment frequently is in the outdoors; occasionally working near moving mechanical parts and working in extreme heat and cold; sometimes in wet conditions or high precarious places; rarely around fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic waste, risks electrical shock/explosives/radiation or vibration.
  • Loud noise may be experienced at times. Hearing Protection Equipment will be provided where loud noise is expected.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, deeds, and records of survey.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and employees.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ensures the integration of field data and records into completed maps, plats, drawings and records
  • Advanced surveying procedures
  • Computer (data collection basics, CAD skills, MS Office)
  • Boundary and construction terminology
  • Map and plan interpretation
  • Expertise in data collection
  • Surveying calculations
  • A willingness to learn on the job
  • 'To think on one's feet' and make spontaneous decisions
  • Familiarity with surveying equipment, especially total stations, levels and GPS
  • Ability to type and spell
  • Use number skills to produce scale diagrams with precise, accurate measurements
  • Analyze the task to be undertaken and plan how best to complete it
  • Be able to work well alone and with others
  • Clean and perform routine maintenance and adjustment of surveying equipment
  • Clean and perform routine maintenance of UTV, ATV and work truck
  • Ensures proper inventory of material, supplies and tools in the work vehicle, the store room and the office.
  • Be able to accurately drive and place stakes, rods and other monuments and accessories at the proper location
  • Be able to use field sketches, point descriptions, photos and other techniques to be able to convey and describe field conditions and features

A current & valid Driver’s License is required with a good driving record.
US Citizenship or US lawful permanent residency is required.
8.5 paid holidays per year, paid insurance and vacation.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $17.00 to $22.00 /hour
  • Boundary & Construction Surveying: 3 years (Required)