Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.
Chainman, Engineering Assistant, Engineering Technician, Field Crew Chief, Instrument Man (I-Man), Instrument Operator, Instrument Person, Party Chief, Rodman, Survey Crew Chief, Survey Party Chief, Survey Technician
Employment of Surveying and Mapping Technicians is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.
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