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Working As An Instrument Operator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Processing Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $30,758

    Average Salary

What Does An Instrument Operator Do At Texas Workforce Commission

* Loading equipment and supplies into survey vehicle in the mornings and removing upon return to the office.
* Maintaining vehicle in a neat and orderly manner.
* Assisting the Party Chief and other crew members in gathering data as directed.
* Locating property corners utilizing the proper company methods.
* Measuring distances on a variety of structures and relaying the data to crew.
* Reading and utilizing subdivision plats and field notes to search for property corners.
* Utilization of proper techniques in the use of prism poles, level rods and other equipment necessary in the performance of the job to ensure data is accurately collected

What Does An Instrument Operator Do At Kiewit Corporation

* Primary Field Duties
* Ensure Safety
* Equipment Maintenance
* o Operate and Maintain Survey Equipment
* o Bi-weekly Calibrations and Adjustments
* o Weekly Vehicle Inspections
* Daily Maintenance of Truck Inventory
* Housekeeping
* o Crew Truck
* o Field Crew ST&S and Equipment Room
* Primary Office Duties
* Inventory Survey Supplies
* Process Survey Request Paperwork
* Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
* Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law./
* Nearest Major Market:
* Irving
* Nearest Secondary Market:
* Dallas
* Job Segment:
* Engineer, Equipment Operator, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Engineering, Manufacturing

What Does An Instrument Operator Do At Stantec

* Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Operate on a daily basis multiple surveying instruments and data collectors.
* Operate a survey grade GPS unit for location and stakeout task.
* Upload and download survey data to and from a computer.
* Work as a team player under the supervision of the Survey Crew Chief.
* Maintain the survey supplies in the work truck on a daily basis.
* Adhere to Company safety polices along with use of supplied personal protective equipment, (PPE).
* Complete internal and external training as required.
* Your Capabilities and Credentials:
* Minimum of 3 years of survey experience.
* Minimum of 1 year as an instrument operator.
* Availability to travel for out of town projects when needed.
* This requiring is typically for a Monday through Friday but could be longer.
* Strong technical and mathematical skills.
* Good communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working outdoors.
* Possess the ability to safely perform physically demanding work in all weather conditions.
* Ability to travel on occasion.
* Stantec is an equal opportunity employer.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status

What Does An Instrument Operator Do At Weston & Sampson

Weston & Sampson is currently seeking a survey instrument operator to meet our current workload in the New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut areas

What Does An Instrument Operator Do At Stantec

* Ability to operate survey total station instruments with data collectors and GPS survey equipment.
* Your Capabilities and Credentials:
* High School graduate.
* Clean driving record and valid driver's license required.
* Some travel will be required on an as-needed basis.
* Prior to employment this position will require the passing of a background check and drug screening

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Instrument Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

88.6%

Female

9.5%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

64.8%

Hispanic or Latino

12.6%

Black or African American

12.4%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9%

Russian

14.3%

Portuguese

14.3%

Polish

14.3%

Ukrainian

14.3%
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Instrument Operator Education

Schools

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

10.0%

University of Florida

8.3%

Central Piedmont Community College

6.7%

Lamar Institute of Technology

5.0%

Santa Fe Community College

5.0%

Metropolitan State University of Denver

5.0%

Virginia Commonwealth University

5.0%

Sam Houston State University

5.0%

University of Phoenix

5.0%

Old Dominion University

5.0%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

5.0%

Ashford University

5.0%

The Community College of Baltimore County

5.0%

Park University

5.0%

Lexington Community College

3.3%

Michigan Technological University

3.3%

Texas A&M University

3.3%

Central Georgia Technical College

3.3%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

3.3%

Lincoln College of Technology - Denver

3.3%
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Majors

Business

10.3%

Surveying, Mapping, And Hydraulic Technologies

9.9%

Civil Engineering

8.1%

Geography

7.6%

Electrical Engineering

6.7%

General Studies

5.8%

Drafting And Design

5.4%

Engineering

5.4%

Natural Resources Management

4.9%

Education

4.5%

Civil Engineering Technologies

4.5%

Chemistry

4.0%

Environmental Science

3.6%

Computer Science

3.1%

Criminal Justice

3.1%

Management

2.7%

Surveying Engineering

2.7%

Psychology

2.7%

Geology

2.7%

Engineering Technology

2.2%
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Degrees

Other

33.0%

Bachelors

31.4%

Associate

19.3%

Certificate

7.2%

Masters

6.7%

Diploma

1.6%

Doctorate

0.8%
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Top Skills for An Instrument Operator

  1. Boundary Surveys
  2. GPS
  3. Total Station
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted boundary surveys, topographical surveys and mortgage surveys.
  • Scaled and calculated offsets for GPS aerial panel points, radius points, and all phases of construction stakeout.
  • Performed physical layouts using GPS, total station, and robotic units on large and small scale civil projects.
  • Performed survey and construction stake-out for surveying throughout all of Ohio.
  • Developed expert proficiency with use of multiple data collection units and all transference of data information.

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