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Instrument Operator

Instrument Operator

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US-MO-St. Louis

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SAM’s complete geospatial approach provides the experience and resources to develop efficient and customized solutions for projects of any scale. Our clients enjoy the benefit of having a single point of contact for a comprehensive set of surveying and mapping services. The size of our available workforce means we have the capacity to accomplish the largest of scale projects on accelerated schedules. From rail to roadway, aviation to electric, civic to federal, the impressive SAM project portfolio demonstrates our proven track record of surveying, geospatial, Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and utility coordination services for a wide variety of clients. Additionally, we offer a range of construction services through our wholly owned subsidiary SAM-CS.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates survey instruments/equipment required to perform surveys on job sites as directed by the Crew Chief
  • Coordinate field work for a variety of standard types of surveys under the supervision of a Crew Chief
  • Interpret control point records and data sheets, as well as locate points in the field
  • Must have a basic knowledge of the terminology and principles of conventional drafting
  • Responsible for ensuring the truck is loaded and all supplies necessary for completion of the day’s work are fully stocked
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience - Education and Skills

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2 plus years’ experience in a similar survey position. Civil Survey experience is a plus. 
  • Strong computer and technical skills
  • Experience with Trimble survey equipment and software packages are preferred.
  • Strong communication skills (listening, writing and verbal)
  • Proven work history, strong work ethic, and team-player attitude
  • Ability to work in all-weather climates
  • Ability to walk 5 miles a day and/or stand for up to 12 hours a day
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds of equipment
  • Possession of a valid, current driver’s license
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

We offer a best in class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  SAM provides a VERY generous 401 (k) plan, 401 (k) profit sharing AND performance-based bonuses. Come join our team of professionals that are leading the way for the surveying industry! 


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAM and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please contact (512) 685-3556 to leave a message or send an e-mail to


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