Johnson, Mirmiran, and Thompson Inc. Surveying Technician I - Rodman/Instrument Operators in North Charleston, South Carolina
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 2,000 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT, is currently ranked #60 on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.
Position Summary: JMT is currently seeking Surveying Technician I - Rodman/Instrument Operators for their N. Charleston, Spartanburg and Columbia, South Carolina Offices. The successful candidate for this position will adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compiles notes, make sketches and enters data into computers. They will also assist the survey team by gathering and maintaining specified data for land surveying. Finally, they will complete simple routine tasks under close supervision. Sponsorship not available for this position.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Place and hold measuring tapes when electronic distance-measuring equipment is not used
Position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting in-order-to measure angles, distances, and elevations
Record survey measurements and descriptive data, using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings
Run rods for benches and cross-section elevations
Search for section corners, property irons, and survey points
Set out and recover stakes, marks, and other monumentation
Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment
Compile information necessary to stake projects for construction, using engineering plans
Conduct surveys using electronic distance-measuring equipment and other surveying instruments
Maintain equipment and vehicles used by surveying crews
Perform manual labor, such as cutting brush for lines, carrying stakes, rebar, and other heavy items, and stacking rods
Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities
- Perform other related duties as assigned
Ability to use Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD), accurate data entry skills, ability to operate and master various electronic devices and software programs as needed for surveying and mapping
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions
Ability to solve problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
High school diploma or equivalent
Related surveying experience
Work is performed in the field 90% of the time. Ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, shoveling, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 lbs as needed. Work may be conducted outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. The successful candidate may be required to hike into remote areas or work in heavily congested and populated areas.
Work is performed within a general office environment 10% of the time. Office work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require occasional standing and walking. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. within the office environment.
Anticipated travel 20% of the time.
JMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce.