Aerial Sensor Operator

Surveying And Mapping, LLC
US-GA-Atlanta, GA
United States


Job Description
Who We Are

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry's technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction phase services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for seven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee's development is instrumental to our success. Y our learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry's leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!

Your Impact at SAM

As a Sensor Operator, you will operate LIDAR systems, cameras and other equipment remotely in the field to collect survey data from a variety of platforms including aircraft, UAS and ground vehicles.
  • Under the review and direction of the Flight Operations Manager, perform aerial data collection using LiDAR equipment, HD video cameras, and RGB cameras
  • Conduct pre-flight mission planning and coordination, including filing NOTAMS, submitting COA requests, and conducting pre-flight and on site risk analysis
  • Perform preventative maintenance on sensor equipment and unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Conduct field data checks following data collection to ensure adequate coverage
  • Operate in remote locations throughout the United States, with little daily supervision

What You Bring to SAM

  • Good communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are essential
  • A passion for troubleshooting problems in the field
  • Candidate should demonstrate previous experience with technologically advanced equipment similar in nature to LiDAR, and an ability to quickly become proficient in the use of such technology
  • Ability to operate independent of daily direction and overcome obstacles encountered during field work

Certifications and/or Licensing Requirements
  • FAA Part 107 license a plus

Our Perks!

We offer a best-in-class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance. SAM's 401 (k) program offers a 100% employer match up to 3% of your contribution, along with a 401(k) profit sharing and performance-based bonuses. In addition, we offer:
  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings
  • Work/life balance with flexible work hours - priority is getting the job done
  • Trainings every Tuesday - Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed, employee events provided throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community - You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please send an e-mail to SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.