Instrument Operator

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SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. is part of the SAM family of companies that provide geospatial solutions across North America. We offer the same services, expertise, and resources as our sister company, Surveying And Mapping, LLC (SAM), but are exclusively focused on the North Carolina market. Just as other SAM companies, our complete geospatial approach gives us the ability to develop efficient and customized solutions for projects of any scale. From rail to roadway, oil and gas to electric, civic to federal, we have a proven track record of providing high value surveying, geospatial, SUE, utility coordination, and construction phase services to a wide variety of clients.



Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates survey instruments/equipment required to perform surveys on job sites as directed by the Party Chief.
  • Responsible for the operation, checking and basic field adjustments on transits, total stations, robotic total stations, data collectors, levels, compass, tribrachs, tripods, and GPS equipment (RTK, RTN, Static, etc…).
  • Must be knowledgeable of the principles of performing basic surveys: leveling, traversing, triangulation, trilateration, boundary surveys, construction surveys, topographic surveys, and photo control surveys.
  • Coordinate field work for a variety of standard types of surveys under the supervision of a Party Chief.
  • Interpret control point records and data sheets, as well as locate points in the field.
  • Basic plan reading and preparation (i.e., site plans, boundary plans, highway plans, profile and cross sections, horizontal and vertical curves, pipeline plans, foundation plans, and developing existing and finished contours). 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
  • Courses in mathematics and surveying that are required in order to perform the above responsibilities
  • 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



SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. offers career advancement opportunities plus an excellent benefits package. Come join our team of professionals who are leading the way for the SUE industry!


SO-DEEP| SAM NC, Inc. is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment with SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. 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


SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. is not seeking nor intends to consider neither unsolicited resumes nor other information on job candidates from third parties, such as recruiters, placement agencies, etc. If, despite this notification, a third party decides to submit a candidate's resume or other information to SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. and SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. chooses to hire such a candidate, SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. has no obligation and expressly disclaims any liability to provide any remuneration or compensation for the hiring of such candidate.


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