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Land Surveyor Assistant
SMH Consultants
Job Location: Manhattan, Kansas
SMH Consultants (SMH); a reputable engineering and land surveying company in Manhattan, Kansas; is seeking to fill a Land Surveyor Assistant position. 

This applicant will be responsible to work under the direction of a licensed land surveyors and adjust and operate surveying instruments to determine precise boundaries of land parcels, airspaces and water sites. The most commonly used instrument is the total station. A familiar site in construction areas and along roadways, it sits atop a tripod and measures and records angles and distances simultaneously. This information is then compiled to determine exact boundaries. A land surveyor assistant may adjust the total station, clear sight lines, position targets and take manual measurements. Land surveyor assistants compile notes, make sketches, and enter the data obtained into computers either in the field or at the office.

Required Education

Land surveyor assistants must have formal training in surveying, surveying technology, or a related field that will provide the knowledge base of geometry, engineering and trigonometry required for this job. Geology, forestry, engineering, computer science, and astronomy courses also provide a solid base from which to learn land surveying. Many community colleges and vocational schools offer 1-, 2-, and 3-year programs in surveying or surveying technology. However, those with a bachelor's degree may be more attractive to employers and may more easily advance to crew chief, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although certification is not required for assistants, several organizations offer professional certification in this field, such as the Certified Survey Technician credential from the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

Skills Required

Land surveyor assistants must enjoy working outside and be able to work in all types of weather. They must also be able to stand for long periods of time and climb terrain with heavy packs of instruments. Land surveyor assistants must also be able to analyze and interpret the data gathered in the field, which does not always fit together perfectly.

SMH is a growing twenty-eight year old engineering and surveying company with a steady volume of work.  Our primary areas of expertise are land surveying and land development.  SMH is a solid company built on experience and long lasting relationships with clients.  We accomplish this by hiring great employees and providing them a work environment that is relaxed and fun so they too can develop the same relationships maintaining the stability of the company.

Compensation will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.

SMH Consultants, P.A. is an equal opportunity employer.  All employees are hired at-will and subject to a 60-day primary evaluation period.

If interested contact or send resume to:

SMH Consultants

Fax: 785-776-9760


How To Apply:
Please email or fax resume to:

SMH Consultants

Fax: 785-776-9760

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