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Field Survey Technician (Instrument Operator)

Field Survey Technician (Instrument Operator)

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has an opportunity for a Field Survey Technician (Instrument Operator). This position reports to the site Project Manager and is responsible for operation of various types of survey equipment during field survey efforts.  Hours will vary dependent upon workloads and project needs. This position based from our Kennesaw location, but will be assigned to Plant Vogtle for the next year so candidate should be comfortable with travel and extended periods away from the home office.


The successful candidate will be able to perform assigned tasks with minimal oversight as well as interacting with clients in a professional and courteous manner. Candidates must have prior experience suitable to our needs and be adaptable to emerging technologies. Candidates must be “team minded” with the ability to adapt to our standards and procedures. Candidates must be comfortable working outdoors for long periods of time and be able to physically perform work of this nature. This position offers the possibly for future advancement and candidates of that mindset are desired.


Key Responsibilities


  • Executing work as directed
  • Preparing and presenting information in a clear and concise manner
  • Meeting company and client standards
  • Maintaining equipment assigned to them in a safe, clean and secure manner
  • Moving field survey equipment and supplies to and from the survey truck
  • Performing pre-start vehicle checks to ensure operability maintenance and safety
  • Participate in safety discussions and briefings

Skills / Qualifications

  • Ability to adapt to our standards and procedures is required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Instrument Operator or in surveying in general
  • Working knowledge of standardized field coding utilizing auto-line work
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Proficient with modern Data Collectors, Total Stations, Robotics and GPS
  • Can adapt to emerging technologies such as laser scanning and drones
  • Candidate will be required to submit to a drug test and background check, provide character / professional references and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company's driving (MVR) policy

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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