Survey Technician Assistant - 90298459 - Providence

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Providence, RI, US, 02904

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. 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 the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

Entry Level Surveyor performs beginning level semi-technical survey work under the direct supervision of Survey Technician and Senior Survey Technician. Tasks may be physically demanding while requiring limited initiative and minimal independent judgement. The Survey Technician Assistant would be responsible for the cleaning and care of equipment and vehicles, measuring and marking distances and assisting in establishing lines and grades. This employee works under direct supervision receiving detailed instructions from a Survey Technician or Senior Survey Technician


•    Works under the direct supervision of a Survey Technician and Survey Technician Leader
•    Maintains necessary equipment and supplies in field vehicle
•    Utilizes plumb bob and tape or prism pole to assist in the establishment of survey lines and measuring distances
•    Utilizes level rod to establish grades and transfer elevations
•    Operates metal locator, shovel, hammer or other hand tool to recover or establish survey control


•    High School Diploma


•    Participation in a professional surveying society

•    Qualified in AMTRAK RWP and AMT II

   Certified as a National Society of Professional Surveyors “Certified Survey Technician Level 1”



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:68261
Posting Location(s):Rhode Island
Job Family/Function:Engineering 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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.

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.

POSTING NOTES: Engineering || Engineering & Mechanical