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Survey Field Technician

Greensboro, NC, US, 27401

Thompson-Arthur Paving and Construction



Job ID:  403619


Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Thompson-Arthur Paving and Construction, a CRH company, is a leading provider of high-quality asphalt paving services. In addition to paving services, we provide stone base construction, bridge construction, curb and gutter construction, site utilities, complete site development and sand products. We have been proudly serving the Triad area for over half a century. By being a part of the CRH family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form CRH. CRH is the number one asphalt producer and paver, the largest aggregates producer and the second largest ready-mix producer in North America. We are also the number four cement producer in North America and a leader in Canada. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Survey Field Technician


Position Overview


Under the direct supervision of the Survey Manager, the Survey Field Technician performs tasks to support Automated Machine Guidance (AMG), construction staking, grade verification, and other responsibilities as required on heavy civil projects. The ideal candidate has construction and/or survey related experience however all applicants will be considered without previous experience as this is an entry-level position where on the job training is expected. The candidate will begin working as part of a team and upon evaluation tasked with solo responsibilities. A valid North Carolina driver’s license is required for this position.



Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


Working hours will be typical of the construction industry, 60-70+ during peak construction season. The ideal candidate needs to be willing to work at least 6 days per week during the peak construction season (summer months). Must be willing to work solo, nights, weekends, and be willing to travel (from time to time).


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No direct reports.
  • Provide support for construction crews and field managers as requested.
  • Punctuality and adherence to a schedule without daily supervision is expected.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • May perform mapping compliance or other related office survey duties as a temporary assignment in order to satisfy the training/experience requirement. 

Work Requirements



  • Set up, adjust, and operate survey equipment including universal total station, data collector, and GPS equipment, in order to measure distances, elevations, areas and angles.
  • Construction staking for roadways, utilities, and other features, as necessary.
  • Uses GPS Rover and Data Collector to gather survey information.
  • Sets up GPS Base Station or Robotic Total Station where needed and checks equipment for precision.
  • Certified Remote Pilot Part 107 preferred.
  • Abides by all Thompson-Arthur safety regulations


  • Collection and transfer of field data.
  • The ability to problem solve and describe work related findings.
  • Maintain professional relationships with managers, field support, office and subcontractors, etc.



  • Attention to detail while collecting field data.
  • Maintain field data records, survey project files, and indexing systems. 






Knowledge/Skill Requirements

Minimum industry experience:

  • 2-5 years of construction experience preferred.

Minimum software/technical experience:

  • GPS & Robotic Layout experience preferred
  • Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Entry-level drafting or 3d modeling experience is preferred.



Key Competencies

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional employee situations; Responds promptly to employee needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.



Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Thompson-Arthur Paving and Construction, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Jun 2, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

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