Maser Consulting P.A.

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Survey Instrument Operator

Survey Instrument Operator

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Regular Full-Time

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  • Maser is currently looking for an employee with high integrity and an excellent attention to detail in order to fill a position as an Instrument Man/Rodman.
  • Must be open and willing to travel for up to two weeks at a time throughout the United States and possibly Canada.
  • Railroad surveying experience preferred Horizontal and vertical control surveys Construction layout, residential and commercial properties including utilities Topographic and aerial ground control surveys Boundary and ALTA surveys.
  • Will work primarily in the field as Jr Party Chief / Instrument Man on a one, two or three-person field crew.
  • May also perform some office duties, including data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks and staking computations using survey computer programs and AutoCAD.
  • Cut and remove brush and undergrowth for line of sight.
  • Reads and understands plans and specifications.
  • Know basic sources of measurement errors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Dig ground using a pick, shovel and other hand tools to search for and locate survey monuments.
  • Hold and plum rod in obtaining elevations and distances.
  • Drive stakes to set grades on construction projects.
  • Provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Know, understand and demonstrate safe working/operating methods of assigned tools and equipment.




  • A high school education or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 year total survey experience.
  • Must be experienced in controlling the function of surveying instruments and calculators.
  • Must be physically able to work long hours and carry heavy loads Possess good interpersonal skills, and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Attendance, punctuality and reliability are essential requirements.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.
  • A valid driver's license and clean driving record required. MVR will be checked and monitored.
  • Local candidates very strongly preferred.


Requires a pre-employment drug screen and will require ongoing participation in the employer's random drug and alcohol testing program.