Survey Instrument Operator
Description
  • Operates instruments and measuring devices needed to complete different types of survey work assignments, i.e. electronic data collector, static/RTK GPS devices, total stations, automatic levels; stays current with available equipment technology.
  • Assists the survey crew chief in the maintenance of instruments, measuring devices and general equipment, including calibration, function and cleanliness.
  • Logs field data, angles, distances and sketches in field book; maintains clear, concise and accurate field notes in strict accordance with company standards and client requirements.
  • Uses calculator to perform simple computations.
  • Holds level, prism, or stadia rod at designated points to assist in determining elevations or survey points for map making, construction stake out, mining and other surveys.
  • Uses sledgehammer to hammer stakes, rebar, nails and other survey markers into the ground at designated points and specified elevations.
  • Marks survey stakes and survey points with elevation, station number, or other identifying marks with the use of a magic marker, keel, spray paint, scratches, tacks and other marking devices.
  • Measures distance between survey points with cloth tape and other survey equipment.
  • Uses metal detector and shovel to recover survey control monumentation or survey control.
  • Cuts and clears brush and trees from line of survey with a machete, brush axe or similar device.
  • Supports the survey crew chief in the completion of tasks assigned to the field crew.
  • Assists the survey crew chief in maintaining the survey vehicle in a clean, safe and professional manner.
  • Makes his or herself available for long distance travel requiring overnight stays.
  •  Loads and unloads equipment and/or expendable supplies in the survey vehicle each day prior to traveling to and from the jobsite; places equipment on charge in preparation for the next use.