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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

Required Skills

  • 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

Required Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Related surveying experience

Working Conditions

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.

Job Competencies

  • Adaptability

  • Attention-to-detail

  • Dependability

  • Initiative

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Job-Focused Learning

  • Safety

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.