Surveying technicians measure and map the earth's surface using survey equipment.
• Operate survey instruments.
• Record measurements using notes and drawings.
• Place stakes, rods, and ribbons on the ground to show property lines.
• Cut brush and carry heavy items
Where and When:
• Most work at architectural and engineering firms
• Some may work for the Department of Transportation
• Most work outside during the day
• They may also work inside of an office during the day recording information from the field.
• Many may work on the weekends.
What or Who They Work With:
• Electronic measuring devices
• GPS systems
• Laser measuring equipment
• Measuring tables
• Measuring rods
• Metal detectors
• Many work with engineers, architects, and surveyors.
Education and Training:
• Many have a high school diploma or GED.
• Some have college classes, but no degree.
• Some have an Associate's degree (2 years).
Related School Subjects:
- Building a Road by Henry Pluckrose and Teri Gower
- Road Builders by B. G. Hennessy and Simms Taback
- Roadwork! By Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock
- Machines at Work Board Book by Byron Barton