Jan 01, 2022

Survey Field Technician

  • Balzer & Associates
  • Roanoke, VA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

Balzer & Associates is a Land and Site development firm which focuses on residential, commercial and industrial projects.  A diverse employee team talented in cutting edge technology is the reason for our success.

At Balzer & Associates we have been delivering design solutions to clients for 53 years.  Professional delivery, enjoyable workplaces, personal client relationships, learning, innovation, community advocacies and outreach are the hallmarks of our Company. 

We work hard to find the right team members to join us at Balzer & Associates to contribute to our mission of serving the community.  We recognize our employees as the essential pillars to our development and success.  We maintain an ever-advancing, flexible, and responsive company culture and are focused on taking exceptional care of, not only our clients, but of our team.

We offer our full time employees a robust benefit package consisting of medical, dental and supplemental vision insurance; life, short and long term disability insurance; 401k; Paid Time off; Paid holidays.

The Survey Field technician will assist the Survey Crew Chief with all tasks used for construction, map making or other purposes using Robotic total station, GPS, level and other surveying instruments by incorporating the following:


  • Compiles notes, sketches, and records of data obtained and work performed.
  • Transports equipment from station to station.
  • Maintains concentration and diligence in order to assist Crew Chief in accurate and comprehensive completion of projects.
  • Responsible for care and maintenance of survey equipment.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Land Surveyor or the Survey Crew Chief.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to read and comprehend instructions and correspondence.


Must possess a valid Virginia drivers license.

Physical demands:

The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

The employee routinely uses a brush axe and/or machete to clear lines of site.

The employee routinely uses 1 to 12 lb. hammers to set survey points.

The employee routinely wears work boots, a safety vet and eye protection, and long pants.  This is considered required Personal Protective equipment.

Work Environment:

The employee works in outside weather conditions, construction sites, roadway corridors, forested undeveloped sites "in the woods." On occasion works from a small boat performing hydrological surveys (in still waters).

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