Survey Technician - 90298461 - Providence

Date: Mar 22, 2024

Location: Providence, RI, US, 02904

Company: Amtrak

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As we move America’s workforce toward the future, Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority, and the success of our railroad is due to our employees.


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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.


Operates various instruments such as an automatic level, digital level, theodolite, total station, robotic total station, scanner or Global Navigation Survey System (GPS) to determine the elevation and or position of existing features or to set out positions for construction purposes. Works under the direct supervision of the Senior Survey Technician to satisfy the needs of design engineering and production layout.


• Works under the direct supervision of a Survey Technician Leader
• Adjusts and calibrates survey instruments
• Adept at measuring angles, distances and elevations using various survey instruments
• Keep field notes and draw sketches to document field work
• Assist the Survey Technician Leader in the preparation of cut sheets


• High School Diploma
• 2 years of experience in civil engineering or land survey field work
• Certified as a National Society of Professional Surveyors “Certified Survey Technician Level 2”
• Qualified in AMTRAK RWP and AMT II


• Fundamental knowledge of mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point).
• Attention to detail and completeness.
• Valid driver’s license


• Participation in a professional surveying society


• Most work is performed outdoors in a rigorous and dynamic environment.
• Occasionally working nights, being out in inclement weather, being exposed to high-speed trains or heavy construction equipment and doing extensive walking.
• Work hours vary from day-to-day and week-to-week as project deadlines move.
• Travel: 25% - 30%


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.



The salary/hourly range is $65,500 - $84,888.  Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, internal equity, etc. Depending on an employee’s assigned worksite or location, Amtrak may consider a geo-pay differential to be applied to the employee’s base salary. Amtrak may offer additional incentive and pay programs to recognize and reward our employees, including a short-term incentive bonus based upon factors such as individual and company performance that is commensurate with the level of the position and/or long-term incentive plan compensation. In addition to your salary, Amtrak offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental, and vision plans; health savings accounts; wellness programs; flexible spending accounts; 401K retirement plan with employer match; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; paid time off; back-up care; adoption assistance; surrogacy assistance; reimbursement of education expenses; Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility; Railroad Retirement sickness and retirement benefits; and rail pass privileges. Learn more about our benefits offerings here.​

Requisition ID:161293
Posting Location(s):Rhode Island
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

You power our progress through your performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job. We want your career at Amtrak to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging work, rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, and attractive compensation. Amtrak maintains a culture that values high performance and recognizes individual employee contributions. 

Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol. All Amtrak positions requires a pre-employment background check that includes prior employment verification, a criminal history check and a pre-employment drug screen. 


Candidates who test positive for marijuana will be disqualified, regardless of any state or local statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use. Amtrak's pre-employment drug testing program is administered in accordance with DOT regulations and applicable law.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


In accordance with federal law governing security checks of covered individuals for providers of public transportation (Title 6 U.S.C. §1143), Amtrak is required to screen applicants for any permanent or interim disqualifying criminal offenses. 

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.