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.
Also called: Engineering Technician, Survey Crew Chief, Survey Party Chief, Survey Technician

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • geography
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Foresoft CDS Cogo
  • Modeling software
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley MicroStation
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software

Education:

    associate's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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