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Land Surveyor/Field Crew Chief


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Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Full Time
Posted: 07/03/2018
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
Payrate: $25.00 - $35.00/hr
More Information: Exacta Job Posting

Job Duties:

  • Transport and set up the instruments and equipment associated with surveying land, and preparing the job site for survey.
  • Use JAVAD GPS/GNSS land surveying equipment to:
    • Locate monuments or set at every change of direction in the boundary of the subject lot and/or witness monuments on a water boundary, preserve boundary or other inaccessible location
    • Locate and dimension all relevant improvements adequately
    • Properly upload files, including (as appropriate to the equipment being used) the coordinate file in a comma delimited ASCII file format (usually a .txt or .csv file) the raw file, the .pdf, .dwg & .zip files
    • Procedurally correct elevation determination


Skills & Abilities

  • Complete land survey as prescribed by a Professional Licensed Surveyor
  • Maintain equipment including but not limited to: electronic theodolite, GPS/GNSS surveying gear, field surveying supplies, car, tools, and other equipment as needed
  • Travel from job to job working independently and communication with the operations center to receive jobs
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to make mathematical calculations such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • The ability to understand and interpret data
  • Lateral and logical thinking
  • Confidence with new technology
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Client management/customer service skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Organization and time management skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle with a valid license and clean driving history
  • Must be able perform tasks and solve problems with a high degree of independence
  • Basic “office suite” computer skills
  • Safety conscious

Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of mathematics and drafting
  • Residential or Commercial development and construction projects
  • Experience with GPS, total stations and data collectors
  • Prior field work for land surveying including construction staking, boundary location, ALTA, topographic, etc.
  • Coordinating activities with office personnel, including surveying technicians and engineering staff

Experience Preferred

  • S.I.T. preferred
  • AAS Degree in Surveying preferred
  • Survey Crew Chief – 20+ years experience preferred
  • JAVAD – 1 year preferred but not required

Apply online at link included