Survey Assistant Job Description


As instructed by a supervisor, the survey assistant participates in measuring distances, angles, and topographical variation. They help the surveyor by placing pegs and performing various tasks. They aid surveyors in identifying land borders for residential areas, worksites, reservoirs, roadways, and sewer lines by measuring and analyzing the position, form, and altitude of the earth’s natural characteristics. A survey assistant’s responsibilities and tasks include transporting, assembling, and dismantling surveying devices, setting out building work and pegging out boundary lines under guidance, assisting surveyors in measuring the angle, distances, and elevations using tape, steel band, or other tools that use radio and light vibrations, and recording measurements manually or in a digital ground data recorder. They work in a variety of surveying fields, including land, hydrologic, engineering, and mining. They are required to work outside on survey sites and may be required to labor in distant regions for extended periods. The measurement system is the most often used equipment by land survey assistants, who are also known as land surveying technicians.

Survey Assistant Job Titles:

  • Survey Assistant
  • Land Survey Assistant

Survey Assistant Job Summary:

We’re looking for a land survey assistant with a high school diploma or GED, as well as relevant professional experience in a related field. As an Assistant Surveyor, you’ll help with worksite work by completing vertical and lateral control inspections, data analysis, and survey data acquisition for building and civil engineering works. You may also visit building sites at various levels of completion and work with a variety of topography and weather patterns. Engage in a wellness program that promotes healthy living. Possess the ability to work flexibly. Ability to detect all instruments required for jobs, way to spot safety concerns and the actions needed to minimize such risks, help in identifying a specific site in terms of plans and GPS positions, and assist in establishing survey gear are among the work responsibilities.

Survey Assistant Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Help and support surveyors in fieldwork
  • Participate in the production of surveying records and detailed drawings
  • Execute on-field study and document dimensions
  • Analyze estimations as per plot highlight
  • Coordinate with other surveyors on-ground survey tasks
  • Assist the surveying division with surveying operations
  • Transport, install and operate survey gear
  • Assist with calculating distances, angles, and variations in topography
  • Remove trash and vegetation from the area to be examined
  • Help with the study of placement, shape, and level of natural looks
  • Help in establishing land borders for a housing project, a construction site, a lake, a roadway, and a sewage system
  • Obtaining and labeling samples

Survey Assistant Skills and Qualification:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in a relevant profession
  • Knowledge working in a professional environment
  • Personality with solid organizational skills
  • Handle work proactively with passion and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to work outside
  • Extremely meticulous attention to detail

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