Field Surveyor
ASI Constructors, Inc. - South Dakota

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ASI Constructors, Inc. (since 1978) is an industry leader in the dam and water resource construction market, providing services worldwide. Our company is a self-performing, heavy-civil contractor that specializes in the construction and rehabilitation of dams (RCC, earthfill, and concrete), hydroelectric and renewable energy facilities, pipelines, tunnel/shaft rehabilitation, storm/sanitary sewer system improvements, and other major water resource projects.

We are currently hiring for a Field Surveyor at our Fort Peck, Montana project site. The Fort Peck Dam is the highest of six major dams along the Missouri River, located in northeast Montana in near Glasgow. Fort Peck is the largest hydraulically filled dam in the United States and creates Fort Peck Lake, the fifth largest man-made lake in the U.S. Work shall include the complete rehabilitation of steel vertical lift gates at Fort Peck Dam, Montana. There are 16 gates that measure 40 feet wide by 25 feet high.

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Position: Field Surveyor

Reports to: Superintendent or Construction Operations Manager

Summary of Position: The Surveyor is responsible for supporting construction activities by performing the following Key Activities.

FLSA Status: Exempt/Salary (Overtime eligible)

Key Activities and Position Responsibilities:
  • Prepares legal descriptions and plats of survey as necessary;
  • Stakes right of way lines;
  • Is responsible for performing preliminary survey work necessary for preparing plans and estimating costs for construction work;
  • Functions as construction supervisor and inspector for construction projects;
  • Uses surveying instruments and tools to produce layouts;
  • Inspects to ensure that proper compliance with construction specifications is adhered to;
  • Reviews preliminary construction plans to ensure proper quantities, dimensions, special provisions and overall completeness;
  • Maintains and cultivates relationships with joint venture construction companies by preparing scope of services and pricing for new survey projects;
  • Meet with field superintendents and project managers to determine and satisfy their survey requirements;
  • Prepare certifications and survey information for delivery to clients;
  • Field work as required;
  • Other duties as necessary.
ASI employees must have common sense, competency, work cooperatively with other employees, and have a good positive attitude. They must also be punctual. Further, this means that you must be ready to work when your shift starts. So, you must arrive at work with enough time prior, to ready yourself for the shift. They should also work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

Essential Ability Requirements for ASI Personnel:
Working in the field at ASI Constructors Inc. is often physically demanding. The following list describes the minimum ability requirements for field personnel.

  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials;
  • Move heavy objects (94 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less);
  • Move light objects (less than 94 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet);
  • Heavy lifting with repeated stooping, carrying and bending continually over time (i.e., picks up materials and move to a different location);
  • Work long shifts with non-standard break times;
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements;
  • Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting;
  • Must have vision equal to or better than is required for driving;
o If corrective lenses are required to achieve this level of vision, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective lenses or the required PPE.

o The employee may have to purchase eye glasses (safety glass, etc.) that are compliant with ASI’s Safety Program and OSHA/MSHA requirements;

  • Must have good hand-eye coordination;
  • Must have quick reaction times;
  • Must be able to hear adequately enough to be alerted by horns, sirens, shouting, or any other noise that is meant to convey a safety warning;
o If corrective device is required to achieve this level of hearing, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective device or the required PPE;

  • Lift arms above shoulder level (i.e., throws bags into a truck);
  • Must have good balance and must not be clumsy;
  • Climb ladders or steps to reach objects;
  • Must be able to work at heights of up to 100’ or more;
  • Must be able to work in confined or enclosed spaces;
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time;
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time;
  • Must be able to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and safety-toed boots;
  • Must be able to walk moderate distances to reach work area (1/2 mile or more);
  • Enter the cab of a vehicle that is 3.5 feet (or more) off the ground;
  • Must be able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and safely reach all pedals, switches, levers, buttons, etc. required to safely operate the equipment (if authorized for that piece of equipment);
  • Must be able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and have an adequate field of vision of all instruments, gauges, warning lights, as well as an acceptable field of vision out of the windows and/or mirrors (if authorized for that piece of equipment);
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Must be committed to contributing to a culture of safety, looking out for yourself and others.
Preferred Qualifications and Training:
The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree in surveying or a closely related field, such as civil engineering or forestry is preferred. The candidate should meet all requirements as deemed within the state of hire, for example the requirement that the degree be earned at a school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The candidate should have at a minimum 4 years of apprenticeship experience working under a surveyor and 4 – 5 years of additional experience handling large scale projects. A combination of both education and experience will be evaluated.

The candidate should have considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying, including the preparation of legal descriptions and plats of survey and experience working in the surveying field in regards to heavy construction.

The candidate should have considerable knowledge of the uses of surveying instruments and equipment such as transits, levels, ranging poles, level rods, measuring tapes, EDM Total Stations and GPS Total Stations. They should also have good knowledge of the principles and practices of construction and civil engineering as they related to dam construction.

The candidate should have the ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion, write reports and routine business correspondence and effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients and customers. They should also have good knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, AUTOCAD, AGTEK, etc.

We offer a competitive benefits package including: medical & health insurance, 401K, and vacation.

Wage Range:
Dependent on Experience.

Post Date:
Jan 17, 2013

Full Time

Start Date:
Spring 2013


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Job Reference:
Fort Peck