Instrument Operator

Surveying And Mapping, LLC
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States


Job Description
Who We Are

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry's technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction 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 nine 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. Your 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

  • The instrument operator uses a variety of surveying instruments to support a survey crew in their daily operations
  • Assists in the completion of field surveys under the supervision of a Crew Chief
  • Responsible for the operation, checking and basic field adjustments of survey equipment. E.g. tripods, tribrachs, levels, total stations, GNSS receivers, data radios/modems
  • Utilize survey controllers and software to collect geospatial data and perform survey computations
  • Read and interpret various types of maps and plans
  • Complete neat and orderly field notes for survey operations with supervision from Crew Chief
  • Keeps Crew Chief informed of problems and progress
  • Load and unload trucks with equipment and supplies
  • Clean and maintain survey equipment, tools and vehicle
  • Follow company safety procedures for survey operations

What You Bring to SAM

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possession of a valid, current driver's license
  • One year industry experience preferrable
  • Knowledgeable in the principles and performance of basic types of surveys, survey computations, and field operations
  • Ability to work continually outside in all types of weather conditions and terrain
  • Ability to work out of town, in remote locations, for extended periods of time
  • High aptitude in mathematics

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
  • Looking for a better work life balance, we got you! SAM is offering a hybrid work arrangement option beginning January 3, 2022 for office positions
  • Trainings throughout the year - 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.