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Surveyor / Instrument Operator - Atlanta at Transystems Corp in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

TranSystems Corporation - Transportation Infrastructure and Facilities - that's our focus. From infrastructure and facility design to computer simulation and economic impact analysis to finding alternative financing solutions for transportation projects - we do it. Our transportation specialists, located in offices across the nation, are unparalleled in the knowledge of the movement of freight and people, and unmatched in technical and managerial services. We provide full-scale professional services to both public and private sector transportation clients. Plans, designs and directs components of freight railroad; passenger rail and transit; states and municipalities; airports and air carriers; manufacturers and distributors; ports and maritime; trucking and automotive; energy and communication; and federal government projects.

The Atlanta office is seeking a Surveyor/Instrument Man to join the team! 

This is a challenging position for a candidate with a desire to gain exposure to varied and interesting projects. This position requires an excellent driving record as travel will be required. The right candidate will also need to be able to pass the E-Rail Safe (rail background test) and be able to pass government background checks. We will train the right candidate; no experience is required. This position will pay between $12-$18 an hour.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Ability to work outdoors (approximately 95%)

  • Ability to travel (approximately 50%)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office software and Internet software.

  • Valid Driver’s License and in good standing

  • Ability to successfully pass E-Rail Safe (rail background test).

  • Ability to successfully pass other background and drug as my be required particular for Federal Government related projects.

  • No relocation is provided

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of related experience

  • Local candidates

General Duties & Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Holds level or Prism Pole with prism at designated points to assist in determining elevations, gathering general topographic features and laying out stakes for topographic maps, construction layout, mining, land, and other types of surveys.

  2. Calls out reading or writes station number and reading in field notes and on field stakes.

  3. Marks points of measurement with elevation, station number, or other identifying mark.

  4. Measures distance between survey points with steel surveyor’s chain or cloth tape.

  5. Marks measuring points with keel (marking crayon), paint sticks, scratches, tacks, or stakes.

  6. Places stakes and monuments at designated points and drives them into ground at specified elevation.

  7. Cuts and clears brush and trees from line of sight during general survey operations.

  8. Performs maintenance of general daily used survey equipment and maintains supplies for survey crew.

  9. Ability to memorize up to 200 point codes and control codes.

  10. Begin to understand the operation of the survey instrumentation and data collection processes.

  11. Understanding of how field and office CADD software will analyze field gathered input.

  12. Ability to enter storm pipes and inlets; use tools such as shovels, sledgehammer, pick, cutting tools, post drivers, and power tools.


 -Self Motivated

-Attention to detail

-Career\Goal oriented-driven

-Good communication skills

-Team player.

-Ability to learn software applicable to job

-Ability to take direction

-Good computer skills

-Ability to take meticulous notes so others can understand

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequently required to travel for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee frequently is required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and drive a motor vehicle. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus of survey instrumentation.

TranSystems is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one that is subject to U.S. law.