Survey Assistant – Edson, AB

Date Posted: September 23rd, 2020
Location: AB

Caltech Surveys Ltd. is run by surveyors and project managers who are passionate about providing accurate and professional service. Our company has grown from just 2 people in 1990 to a large and diverse group of hardworking professionals. We offer a challenging and rewarding workplace and provide excellent pay, a generous bonus structure, a comprehensive benefits package and many opportunities for growth. We understand work/life balance and push ourselves to create strong teams that can take on any project. We use the most current technology and we have made professional career development a key part of our strategic plan. If you are motivated by success, career growth potential, and a great team, we encourage you to apply today!

Position Overview:

As a Survey Assistant, your role would be to assist the Party Chief in conducting land surveys in accordance with appropriate survey legislation and practices.


  • Operate survey instruments, GPS and computer;
  • Record measurement and other information obtained during the field survey activities;
  • Assist in the determination of precise geographic locations with GPS equipment;
  • Place iron posts with a sledgehammer;
  • Dig holes and clear brush from sightlines;
  • Operate ATVs, company truck, pipe locators;
  • Set up worksites;
  • Mark well sites and pipelines with wood stakes;
  • General equipment maintenance;
  • Other duties as required.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma;
  • Can frequently lift and carry items up to 50 lbs;
  • Willing and able to work outside in the field in all weather conditions;
  • Willing and able to travel extensively and be away from home frequently;
  • Must be willing to work longer days, and some weekends;
  • Must be able to pass drug and alcohol testing as required to access work sites;
  • Actively participate in Caltech Survey Ltd.’s health and safety program;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail;
  • Ability to learn new processes and procedures easily;
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to a wide variety of tasks and functions.


  • Diploma in Geomatics;
  • Experience in legal surveys for the petroleum industry;
  • Working knowledge of GPS, total stations and survey data collection in the field.

Essential Certifications:

  • H2S Alive – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • Standard First Aid – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • Ground Disturbance Level II – three-year expiry
  • WHMIS2015 – three-year expiry
  • TDG – three-year expiry
  • ATV Safe Rider Course – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • CSTS – no expiry
  • eGSO – no expiry
  • HSE Orientation
  • Wildlife Awareness (Bush Crews only)
  • Client Orientations

Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Acceptable driver’s abstract per company policy;
  • Participate in training on technology and methodology;
  • Obtain and maintain valid safety tickets & essential certifications;
  • Grade 12 diploma OR diploma in Geomatics.


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We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.