Surveying technicians collect and analyse information and develop plans for surveyors and related professionals. They provide the basic information required for land development and redevelopment, including such activities as road-building, construction projects and subdivision of land.
Personal requirements of a Surveying Technician
- normal colour vision
- enjoy working with technology
- good with numbers
- aptitude for working with computers
- able to supervise small teams of workers
- able to work neatly and accurately
- able to work as part of a team.
Duties & Tasks of a Surveying Technician
Surveying technicians may perform the following tasks:
- collect and analyse survey data, source maps, photographs, computer records and other information
- take measurements and make observations from aerial photographs
- take measurements associated with the management of natural resources and mining activities
- draw up plans by recording information, making calculations and plotting information into the required format - this is done either by hand or on a computer using a computer-aided design (CAD) programme
- make maps showing features and associated information
- set out marks to locate construction activities
- store data in geographic information systems (GIS) and undertake activities such as enquiries, reports and plot production
- operate and manage land information computer systems.
Working conditions for a Surveying Technician
They work indoors and outdoors and may be required to travel.