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  • Location: San Marcos, Texas |
  • Type: Temp to Hire |
  • Job #247098 |

Field Technicians (1 Rodman or Instrumentman and 1 Party Chief) needed for a surveying company located in San Marcos, TX.

Rodman Job Duties:

  • Loading equipment and supplies into survey vehicle in the mornings and removing upon return to the office.
  • Maintaining vehicle in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Assisting the Party Chief and other crew members in gathering data as directed.
  • Ensuring all batteries are placed on the charges and that all equipment is wiped down or cleaned as necessary.
  • Ensuring all equipment is placed in the assigned locker.
  • Locating property corners utilizing the proper company methods.
  • Measuring distances on a variety of structures and relaying the data to crew.
  • Reading and utilizing subdivision plats and field notes to search for property corners.
  • Utilization of proper techniques in the use of prism poles, level rods and other equipment necessary in the performance of the job to ensure data is accurately collected.
  • Pay rate: $10-11/hour, entry level position, will train

Instrumentman Job Duties:

  • Loading equipment and supplies into survey vehicle in the mornings and removing upon return to the office.
  • Maintaining vehicle in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Assisting the Party Chief and other crew members in gathering data as directed.
  • Ensuring all batteries are placed on the charges and that all equipment is wiped down or cleaned as necessary.
  • Ensuring all equipment is placed in the assigned locker.
  • Locating property corners utilizing the proper company methods.
  • Measuring distances on a variety of structures and relaying the data to crew.
  • Reading and utilizing subdivision plats and field notes to search for property corners.
  • Utilization of proper techniques in the use of prism poles, level rods and other equipment necessary in the performance of the job to ensure data is accurately collected.
  • Setting up total station, taking backsights and zeroing the instrument
  • Setting up the level and reading both Lenker and “Philly” type level rods.
  • Setting up a job in the data collector with the help of their Party Chief.
  • Making field notes and drawing field sketches that properly reflect field conditions at the time of the survey
  • Pay rate: $12-14/hour, some surveying experience 

Party Chief Job Duties:

  • Must be able to complete the duties of Rodman and/or Instrumentman.
  • Measuring distances on a variety of structures and relaying the data to crew.
  • Reading and utilizing subdivision plats and field notes to search for property corners.
  • Utilization of proper techniques in the use of prism poles, level rods and other equipment necessary in the performance of the job to ensure data is accurately collected.
  • Making field notes and drawing field sketches that properly reflect field conditions at the time of the survey.
  • Planning and performing of various job scopes, ensuring that projects are correctly completed in the most precise and economically manner using the resources provided by the company and under the direction of their supervisor’s.
  • Training their subordinates in the performance of their duties utilizing their own experience, knowledge and any resources provided by the company.
  • Pay rate: $15-20/hour, runs crew and responsible for measurements

Work Schedule: Field crews report early at 6:30am.  They typically work 8-10 hour days so OT is likely.   In busy summer months, could be longer.  They must take a mandatory 30 minute lunch break each day.  Crews are affected by the weather so if it is raining, the crews may be unable to work as the instruments can’t get wet.

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