Survey Technician/Instrument Operator

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Job Description

Who We Are

SAM is the nation’s largest combined geospatial solutions and inspection service provider in the industry. We use the industry’s most advanced software and hardware for collecting and analyzing complex spatial data across a wide range of markets and scientific disciplines. Our national reach, expertise, and applied technologies uniquely equip us to capture physical environments from coast to coast — delivering practical insights and high-quality spatial data with unrivaled speed and accuracy.

Your Impact at SAM

The geomatics instrument operator uses a variety of land survey instruments to support a crew in their daily operations
Assists in the completion of field surveys under the supervision of a Crew Chief
Responsible for the operation, checking and basic field adjustments of land survey equipment. E.g. tripods, tribrachs, levels, total stations, GNSS receivers, data radios/modems
Utilize survey controllers and software to collect geospatial data and perform survey computations
Read and interpret various types of maps and plans
Complete neat and orderly field notes for land survey operations with supervision from Crew Chief
Keeps Crew Chief informed of problems and progress
Load and unload trucks with land survey equipment and supplies
Clean and maintain land survey equipment, tools and vehicle
Follow company safety procedures for land survey operations

What You Bring to SAM

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
Possession of a valid, current driver’s license
One plus year industry experience preferred
Knowledgeable in the principles and performance of basic types of surveys, survey computations, and field operations
Ability to work continually outside in all types of weather conditions and terrain
Ability to work out of town, in remote locations, for extended periods of time

Our Perks

Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) – Accrual starts immediately
401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%
Paid continuing education courses and tuition reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program – Your mental health is our priority
No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for eleven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V.  SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.