Survey Instrument Operator

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Mackin Engineering Company
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Phone: 4127880472
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Survey Instrument Operator


Pittsburgh, PA 


$36,295 - $47,195

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Position Summary

​This position is responsible for assisting with preparing sites for survey under the direct supervision of the Survey Crew Chief or higher.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Essential Duties
  • Operate survey instruments and assist crew chief
  • Transport and setup the instruments and equipment and prepare the job site for layout
  • Check, clean, and adjust instruments, as needed
  • Sharpen cutting tools
  • Monitor and maintain survey supplies and inform crew chief when supplies need replenished
  • Secure vehicle equipment at the end of each workday
  • Take measurements and readings and assist Crew Chief in accomplishing field assignments
  • Clear underbrush, set stakes, and/or pins into ground, as directed
  • Ensure the survey crew trucks have the necessary equipment (i.e., check the general operative condition of assigned work vehicle – gas, oil, tire pressure, etc.)
  • Work may require using a machete, shovel, sledgehammer or other appropriate tools
Non‐Essential Duties
  • Assist with surveying work for other departments
  • Participate in professional surveying society conferences  
  • Support internal departments with land surveying services required to execute projects
  • Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, client relations, and/or inter‐departmental relations
  • Contribute to the overall success of Mackin by supporting internal departments, providing exemplary service to clients, and striving to meet on‐going initiatives to grow and develop the company
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice
Education and/or Experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Years of Experience: Minimum of 2+ years experience in the land surveying field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Education: GED or a High School Diploma required
  • Degree or Formal Training: N/A
  • License, Certificate or Registration: None required
System or Specialized Knowledge

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:
  • GPS & AutoCAD programs
  • Surveying instruments and equipment
  • Mathematics and Drafting
  • Minimum knowledge of land surveying practices and techniques
  • Deltek Ajera
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
  • Computers, Printers, and Electronic

Basic Skills - Critical Thinking, Speaking, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning
Social/Problem Solving Skills - Coordination, Persuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Problem Solving
Technical/System Skills - Trouble shooting, Resource Management, Judgment and Decision Making
Desktop Computer Skills - Databases, Internet, Navigation, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Research

Company Benefits
  • Roth & Traditional 401(k) - All fees paid for by Mackin
  • Immediate Vesting of Funds
  • Company Paid Basic Life Insurance
  • 8 Company Paid Holidays
  • Company Match of 50% of 1st 5%, then 25% of next 10% - An equivalent 5% match when you contribute 15%
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurances
  • Personal Paid Leave (i.e., Vacation & Sick Leave)
  • Educational Assistance, Disability Insurances, and more
Equal Opportunity Employer

Mackin is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, Mackin complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Valuing the contributions of a diverse workforce, Mackin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.