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Crew Chief, Survey Tech, Laser Scanning Tech & Instrument Person


  Company: Tectonic Engineering and Surveying Consultants, PC
  Location: Mountainville, NY, us
  Job type: Full Time

TECTONIC has several Crew Chief, Cadd Technician, Laser Scanning Technician and Instrument Person positions available to work within the Survey Department of our Corporate Mountainville, NY Office.

Crew Chief:

The essential functions of this position include operating survey instruments such as total stations, data collectors, GPS, and other standard survey equipment, collecting information required to carry out new surveys using source maps, previous survey data, photographs, computer records, and other relevant information, and the compilation of information necessary to stake projects for construction using engineering plans. They will conduct surveys to determine the locations of natural features and man made structures on the Earth's surface, underground, and underwater using electronic distance measuring equipment and other surveying instruments. Essential functions also include the direction and supervision of day to day work of subordinate members of surveying parties, laying out grids, determining horizontal and vertical controls, maintaining survey equipment and vehicles, and all other duties as assigned.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications for the Crew Chief position:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of surveying experience and demonstrate a working knowledge of surveying equipment;
  • Must be detail oriented, and ability to perform basic mathematical calculations;
  • Knowledge of Nikon Nivo or Trimble Robot equipment a plus;
  • Must be able to review and understand written civil construction and architectural plans and specifications;
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed, and be available for frequent travel for overnight assignments;
  • Must possess a HS Diploma or equivalent; AAS in Surveying a plus;
  • LSIT is a plus;
  • Must have or be able to obtain OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Certification;
  • Must possess a valid, clean, driver’s license.

Instrument Person:

The essential functions of this position include the set up, maintenance, and operation of all field survey equipment, the operation of survey instruments in the field including total stations, levels, data collectors, GPS, and other standard survey equipment. They will also prepare survey sites and remove all obstacles, including debris, brush, tree limbs, etc. Essential functions include maintaining neat and accurate field records and survey notes, assisting the Crew Chief in field day to day operations, maintaining field vehicles and supplies, uploading and downloading data collection information and photographs, and all other duties as assigned.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications for the Instrument Person position:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience; surveying experience and the ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of surveying equipment is a plus;
  • Knowledge of Nikon Nivo or Trimble Robot equipment a plus;
  • Must be detail oriented, and have ability to perform basic mathematical calculations;
  • Must be available to work overtime as needed, and be available for frequent travel for overnight assignments;
  • Must possess a HS Diploma or equivalent; AAS in Surveying a plus;
  • Must have or be able to obtain OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Certification within a reasonable period of time;
  • Must possess a valid, clean, driver’s license.

Survey Cadd Technician:

Essential functions of this position include performing reduction of survey field data, photographs, and sketches, the calculations of and analysis of field data to develop detailed technical survey plans, and preparation of survey maps, including boundary and topographic surveys, plans, cross sections, and profiles using CADD methods. Additional duties include communicating with project managers, surveyors, and colleagues to modify drawings in accordance with project specifications, and printing, copying, and organizing CADD drawings. Occasional site visits may be required from time to time.

​Candidates must possess the following qualifications for Survey Cadd Technician position:

  • Must possess a minimum of 3 years of AutoCAD experience; survey experience preferred, and point cloud / 3D modeling experience is a plus;
  • Must possess HS Diploma or equivalent; AS or Certificate in Architecture or CADD Design is a plus;
  • Must be detailed oriented, with excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • May require a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle to perform occasional site visits. 

Laser Scanning Technician:

Essential functions of this position include performing on-site 3D laser scanning, compiling, registering, and reporting of the collected data to generate 3D models and presentation materials. The Laser Scanning Technician will also perform field visits, including loading the equipment for transportation, set-up of equipment at sites, and demobilizing equipment when scanning is complete.  The Laser Scanning Technician will also be required to compile various reports, documents, and/or drawings of findings, and all other duties as required.

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years of direct experience working with Leica Scanner and software; previous experience evaluating construction documents and surveying is a plus;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of scanning methods fundamentals, survey equipment, and its operations;
  • Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 required;
  • Must possess HS Diploma or equivalent;
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with strong problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Must have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Requires a valid driver’s license to perform field site visits.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is constantly required to assume a stationary position for prolonged periods of time, and handle inspect, and/or feel documents, materials, and/or equipment relevant to the job and communicate about same. The employee will also need to process manual and computer generated reports, and will be required to communicate using the Corporate e-mail and telephone systems. The employee is frequently required to move around on the job-site, including ascending or descending the landscape, and positioning themselves appropriately to access necessary materials and equipment; they are sometimes required to do so in hazardous conditions, such as in woods, water, snow, etc.. The employee must frequently lift and/or move equipment up to 30 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move equipment up to 75 lbs.. This position involves regularly operating a motor-vehicle, which may require remaining stationary for extended periods of time. In accordance with the level of visual detail required for this position, close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus are required for this position in order to detect non-conformities.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of these positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All applicants will be considered based on their qualifications, skills and experience.

In addition to providing competitive salaries, TECTONIC offers a wide range of benefit options, including:

  • Comprehensive group medical insurance, including health, dental, vision and life
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick
  • Company–observed paid holidays
  • Short and long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for qualifying medical expenses and dependent care
  • Commuter benefit plan for qualifying public transportation costs
  • 401K retirement and profit sharing plan.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and highly encourage resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. TECTONIC participates in the USCIS E-Verify Program to verify that all new hires are authorized to work in the United States.

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