Instrument Operator

ID 2024-7185
Job Locations
US-TX-Austin - 71
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

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Step into Your New Role 


Doucet, A Kleinfelder Company is seeking a Instrument Operator to complement our Geospatial team. In this role, you will operate field instrumentation to facilitate the gathering of survey data, provide survey document production support to senior level staff (S.I.T. or R.P.L.S.). This role supports all field surveying activity under direction of the Party Chief.



Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate field instrumentation to gather survey data in the field
  • Read and interpret maps, deeds and coordinate sheets
  • Maintain field notes during data collection
  • Facilitate transfer of field data to the AutoCAD environment
  • Maintain supply inventory and responsible for equipment/vehicle maintenance
  • Reviews and transmits survey field data daily
  • May be required to travel out of town & work extended shifts based upon project demand
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

Assist Clients

  • Meets utilization (billable hours) targets assigned by company by providing support for ongoing client projects
  • Establishes professional rapport with clients on site
  • Promotes professionalism and respect of company image

Support Team Environment

  • Performs other duties and assignments as required and works cooperatively with other employees and supervisors
  • Promotes professionalism with respect to company image throughout daily activity


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Enry level position. Previous experience in land surveying field operations using total station and GPS is a plus.
  • Must be familiar with and have a working knowledge of traversing, coordinate geometry, boundary and topographic and GPS survey techniques
  • Must be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time

Move Forward with Kleinfelder 

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver. 


Progress with an Employer that Values You 

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following: 


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. 


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program. 


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) 



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 


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