Instrument Man

Temple, Texas
Engineering (Architecture and Engineering Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
6:00 AM - 3:30 PM
US$ 14.00 - US$ 16.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Calaf, Jorge, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion Temple is in search of an Instrument Man! This position maintains and operates all instruments and measuring devices needed to complete different types of land survey work assignments for a client in the Killeen area!

-Operate land survey equipment including transit, level, GPS, theodolites, data collector, distance meter, ranger, chain, electrotope, and telurometer.
-Calculates angles and distances for points to be set; learns basic field calculations and procedures;
-Sets reference stakes for construction layout or boundary designation;
-Sees that equipment is safely loaded, unloaded and stores each working day;
-Sets up equipment in the field;
-Prepares supplies needed for a survey job;
-Makes copies of field notes and reports;
-Keeps survey vehicles clean and organized and in proper working order;
-Trains Instrument Operator Trainee in duties and in the basic use of instruments;
-Cleans instruments and may make minor adjustments; reports all malfunctions immediately to supervisor;
-Keeps neat accurate survey field notes;
-Performs other duties, as assigned.

Working hours: 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM

--Must have knowledge of the field survey methods and techniques used in land surveying and mapping.
--Must have knowledge of survey technology, including GPS.
--Must have knowledge of survey instruments used in the measurement and location of lines, elevations, areas, angles, points, and contours of the earth's surface.
--Work requires a good command of the English language, oral and written communication.
--Must have basic skill in operating a personal computer and a variety of software applications including word processing, spreadsheets and database software.
--Must have the ability to operate, adjust and maintain assigned equipment.
--Must be able to precisely turn and read angular measurements, accurately point and read electronic equipment, give precise rod readings, and learn basic field calculations.
--Must have familiarity with sets, repetitions, acceptable tolerance, and 3-wire levels.
--Must be able to work cooperatively and respectfully with other employees, craftsmen, property owners, contractors and the public.
--Must be able to work various shifts, weekends, evenings, and holidays.
--Must be able to travel across rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
--Must be able to traverse on foot distances up to 1 mile at a time; up to 5 miles per day.
--Must be able to work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

High School

1-4 years

-One year of experience in technical survey work.
-Other combinations of experience and education/training that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted.

Education: High School diploma or vocational/technical training preferred. Years of experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

Apply and call Spherion-Temple @ 2554-778-0533. MUST HAVE RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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