Land Surveyor (Field) Job Description
Morley is seeking a survey crew team member to perform construction staking, boundary, topographic, ALTA/NSPS, bathymetric, mine, CSX Railroad, retracement, and elevation surveys.
You love the outdoors and don’t mind getting your hands dirty. You are no stranger to hard work and don’t shy away from physical labor. Sitting behind a desk all-day is not your cup of tea and in fact you don’t even drink tea. You are a team player and gladly perform the tasks necessary to get the job done. You are not afraid to learn new things and will even get out your calculator to solve a complex math problem every now and then. You own a pair of Carhartt’s and at least three pairs of work gloves. You love the combination of working hard outside while utilizing your intelligence to operate high-tech equipment.
Morley is a 40-year strong architecture, engineering, and surveying firm built on family tradition and decades of experience. We value relationships, trust, and hard work. We are dedicated to our employees and to our clients. We seek to be the best in our industry and the one a client calls when they want it done right. We treat our clients and employees like family and we expect you to do the same. We strive for excellence and want you to be the best at your job. We provide opportunities for team collaboration, skills development, training, and professional growth.
About the Work
No matter the weather, hot or cold, you are out in the field daily performing surveys needed for Morley clients. You represent Morley in the field and when our clients see our trucks on the job site, they have confidence your work is completed accurately and professionally. You will use conventional and robotic total stations, GPS equipment, automatic and digital levels, and data collectors. You will document your work with detailed field notes, computations, and sketches. With the variety of survey work, our respected clientele, and the latest equipment and technology, everyday is a new outdoor adventure at Morley.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Perform construction staking, boundary, topographic, ALTA/NSPS, bathymetric, mine, CSX Railroad, retracement, and elevation surveys.
- Perform duties of rodman, instrument person, party chief, or one-man crew depending on experience or as job assignments warrant.
- Maintain accurate, detailed and professional field notes, computations, and sketches to adequately record and describe work performed.
- Operate, maintain, and calibrate equipment including but not limited to: Trimble Robotic Total Stations, Trimble R10 and R8 GPS Equipment, Trimble TSC2 and TSC3 Data Collectors, and Trimble Digital Levels.
- Verify the accuracy of survey data by conducting measurements and computations at survey sites.
- Upload and download data from data collectors.
- Read and interpret deeds, plats, plans, and specifications.
- Perform record research including legal records, survey records, and land titles on occasion.
- Adhere to Morley safety policies, procedures, and requirements.
- Maintain a valid driver’s license and operate a motor vehicle safely.
- Pass a 10-panel drug screen test.
- Able to travel out of town occasionally.
Skills and Experience
- Associates Degree in Land Surveying or 2 years of experience in land surveying required.
- High School Diploma required.
- Proficient with MS Office and basic knowledge of AutoCAD or Civil3D software.
- Relational: Has strong interpersonal skills and understands customer service. Maintains a professional, courteous and respectful relationship with clients.
- Work Ethic: Produces significant output with minimal wasted effort. Works well both independently and in a team environment.
- Problem Solver: Understands and interprets data and troubleshoots on the job site when needed. Uses basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to complete survey calculations.
- Accurate: Completes tasks, notes, and computations in a thorough manner and ensures accuracy by verifying data prior to work submittal.
- Flexible: Able to accept a wide variety of work and do what needs to be done even if means pulling off one assignment to satisfy another client’s needs.
- Focused: Able to stay focused and prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines.
- Proactive: Actively seeks to advance knowledge and abilities by learning new technology and equipment.
- Able to routinely lift and carry 25 lbs. of survey equipment and on occasion lift up to 50 lbs.
- Able to carry survey equipment in remote, rural, and urban settings.
- Able to regularly walk, stand, squat, crouch, and stoop.
- Able to work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
- Able to traverse rough, rocky, and slippery surfaces.
The land surveyor is a full-time hourly role with occasional weekend and overtime work required. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. Pay is dependent on education and work experience. Morley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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