Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:
A rod person has multiple responsibilities on a survey crew. Their first responsibility is to make sure that the truck is loaded with the necessary equipment and supplies that are needed throughout the day. When at the site a rod person will take on transporting and setting up the instruments and equipment and preparing the job site for survey. They generally are responsible for most of the clearing of brush and trees away from the survey line. As the work begins, it is the responsibility of the rod person to hold the prism pole steady for the surveyor to help determine elevations of different points. He also measures how far different points are from each other, using a tape or electronic equipment, and helps with the various pieces of survey equipment. A rod person may need to be familiar with various pieces of survey equipment. If a supervisor is present at the job site, the rod person can operate the surveying equipment with the supervisor's oversight.
Job Requirements of position:
High School and/or specialized training from a vocational or technical school.
Valid driver's license with approved/acceptable driving history required.
Ability to travel
Ability to carry and lift equipment as needed on project.
Ability to cut and/or clear brush while establishing survey lines. ( machete use)
Adequate knowledge of equipment and ability to set up for various types of work.
Ability to hold and proficiently use a prism pole, rods and other measuring devices.
Be able to lift the pieces of equipment required for a project.
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