Occupation Profile for Surveying Technicians

Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.


  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
  • Core — Prepare topographic and contour maps of land surveyed, including site features and other relevant information such as charts, drawings, and survey notes.
  • Core — Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.
  • Core — Maintain equipment and vehicles used by surveying crews.
  • Core — Place and hold measuring tapes when electronic distance-measuring equipment is not used.
  • Core — Perform calculations to determine earth curvature corrections, atmospheric impacts on measurements, traverse closures and adjustments, azimuths, level runs, and placement of markers.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Related College Curriculum
Featured Online Colleges
For more online colleges, click here.
Colleges Offering Curriculum

6191 Surveying Technician Jobs Found

Power of Design Group is looking for a Survey Party Chief with 4-6 years of experience operating robotic total stations, data collectors and GPS eq...
Power of Design Group - KY - Louisville - posted about 1 month ago
Farr West Engineering (Farr West) is a growing,prominent, civil engineering firm with offices in Reno and Elko, Nevada. FarrWest specializes in wat...
Farr West Engineering - NV - Reno - posted 24 days ago
Responsibilities: Responsible charge of all aspects of a surveying and geomatics group (field and office) consisting of field crews and supporting ...
Apex Life Sciences - Fort Mill - posted 7 days ago
Survey Technician Technical Staffing Solutions is currently seeking qualified Survey Technicians for an opening in London, KY. Qualified Survey Tec...
The Job Shop - KY - London - posted 22 days ago
Conco Inc. has an immediate opening for a Surveyor — GPS Total Station Technician in the Wichita, Kansas area. This position utilizes GPS Trimble t...
Conco Construction - KS - Wichita - posted 12 days ago
Take advantage of a career with an award winning company! This is your chance to enjoy a wide variety of projects in both the public and private se...
Confidential Client - TX - Dallas - posted 24 days ago
SURVEY CAD TECHNICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES: Tasked with conducting field surveying for a variety of clients in the State, County and Local Government s...
Synerfac - Raleigh - posted 8 days ago
TMD Staffing is looking to help a San Marcos surveying firm find a Land Survey Drafting technician. As a Drafting Technician you would be responsib...
TMD Staffing - TX - San Marcos - posted 2 days ago
RETTEW Associates is currently seeking a Survey Technician to join our survey operations based in Pittsburgh, PA. This position is responsible for ...
RETTEW - PA - Pittsburgh - posted 23 days ago
About Us: Woodruff Construction, LLC is a general contractor founded in 1956 which offers award-winning design-build, construction management and p...
Woodruff Construction, LLC - IA - Ames - posted 4 days ago

More Surveying Technician Job Results...