Survey assistants help surveyors measure and analyse the position, shape and elevation of the Earth's natural features (such as hills, valleys and waterways) and to determine land boundaries for housing estates, building sites, reservoirs, roads and drainage systems.
Duties & Tasks
Survey assistants may perform the following tasks:clear vegetation and debris so that measurements may be taken
transport, assemble, dismantle and maintain surveying equipment
peg out boundaries under supervision and set out construction works
assist surveyors or survey technicians in measuring angles, distances and elevations using tape, steel bands, or more sophisticated equipment that use radio and light waves
record measurements manually or in an electronic field-data recorder.
Survey assistants work in a range of surveying areas, such as land (cadastral), hydrographic (surveys of waterways), engineering and mining.par They are required to work outdoors on survey sites, and may work in remote areas for prolonged periods. If employed in mine surveying, they may be required to work underground.
good observation skills
able to work accurately and carefully
interested in the environment and working outdoors
able to work as part of a team.