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AUSTIN

Survey Field Assistant I

Location: Austin, REQ429

Under the direct supervision of the Party Chief, conduct all preparatory work for daily surveying as well as assist in performing all surveying functions, including field staking and compilation of survey field data.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct all daily survey preparation, including loading the vehicle with all necessary supplies and ensuring all equipment is fully charged and functioning
  • Conduct basic plan reading to prepare for surveying at hand (i.e., site plans, boundary plans, highway plans, profile and cross sections, horizontal and vertical curves, pipeline plans, foundation plans, and developing existing and finished contours)
  • Perform basic surveys including leveling, traversing, boundary surveys, construction surveys, topographic surveys, and horizontal/vertical control surveys
  • Operate, check, and make basic field adjustments on field equipment to include but not limited to transits, total stations, robotic total stations, data collectors, levels, compass, tribrachs, tripods, and GPS equipment (RTK, RTN, Static, etc.)
  • Interpret control and boundary monument records and data sheets, as well as locate control and boundary monuments in the field
  • Drive company vehicle to and from job sites and company premises when needed
  • Ensure equipment and supplies are organized and orderly in equipment storage room
  • Perform any other duties needed to assist the Party Chief
  • Ability to meet all working conditions, physical demands, and minimum requirements outlined in this job description with or without reasonable accommodation, as applicable under the ADA, and as needed

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Full-time position of minimum of 40 hours per week on a set schedule as determined by the company; may be required to work overtime
  • Outside field work required
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures and weather
  • Exposure to grassy/rocky or steep terrain
  • Possible exposure to potentially harmful plants and wildlife
  • Occasional travel requiring long-distance commutes, overnight stays, or temporary relocation near a job site

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Lifting and carrying axes, survey supplies and other equipment, up to 50 lbs.
  • Forceful use of brush axe, machete, or hammer
  • Walking and climbing on rocky or steep terrain
  • Kneeling, stooping, and bending
  • General walking, standing, squatting, twisting, and reaching

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record

Technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of and proficiency with mid-level math skills

Soft/Other Skills

  • High attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to meet “Physical Demands” section of this document, including lifting up to 50 lbs.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One year or more experience in land surveying
  • Knowledge of general field surveying methods and use of surveying equipment

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