Careers: Virden, Manitoba

Survey Assistant – Virden, MB

Date Posted: March 22nd, 2021
Location: Virden, Manitoba

Caltech Surveys has an opening for a Survey Assistant based out of Virden  MB, to work on well site and pipeline surveys.

Position Overview:

The Survey Assistant is responsible for assisting the Party Chief in conducting land surveys in accordance with appropriate survey legislation and practices.


Responsibilities/Job Duties:

  • 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 survey monuments and marker posts with a sledgehammer
  • Dig holes and clear brush from sightlines
  • Operate ATVs, UTV, snowmobile, company truck, jackhammer, pipe locators
  • Set up worksites
  • Mark well-sites and pipelines with wood stakes
  • General equipment maintenance
  • Other duties as required


Decision Making:

  • Accountable:
    Party Chief in regard to completing all tasks assigned
  • Consult:
    Party Chief in regards to questions related to the job
    Safety Manager regarding any safety-related concerns or incidents
  • Inform:
    Party Chief of any issues with clients/landowners, tools, materials, technology, etc


Working Conditions:

  • Primarily fieldwork; in all weather conditions ranging from -50C to +40C between seasons
  • Frequent long-distance travel (driving), extensive time spent in hotels
  • Frequently lifting, pushing, pulling, walking, standing with items up to 20 lbs
  • Occasionally lifting, pushing, pulling, walking, standing with items up to 50 lbs
  • Occasionally works out of line site of Party Chief
  • Constant balancing, climbing and walking on uneven ground and terrain
  • Frequent bending and reaching
  • Operate ATV/UTV/Snowmobile
  • Frequent use of arm strength to pound in markers/pins/stakes/post
  • Frequent exposure to loud noises
  • Constant communication (spoken, written, reading)
  • Manual dexterity required to use laptop computer and peripherals; and for manual drawings
  • Overtime as required based on workload



  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Can frequently lift and carry items up to 50 lbs
  • 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
  • Willing and able to learn new processes and procedures
  • 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


Job Type: Full-time, Permanent



  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Vision care



  • 10-hour shift
  • 12-hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends



  • Survey Assisting: 1 year (Preferred)



  • Click HERE to apply for this position.


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