Career Opportunities

Instrument Person – Survey

Hulbert Engineering and Land Surveying, D.P.C. is looking for a motivated, career-minded individual to fill an Instrument Person position on our survey team.


The basic function of the Instrument Person is to perform all field related operations for Land Surveys.


The Instrument Person reports to the Party Chief.

No positions report directly to the Instrument Person.


  • Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.
  • Utilize instruments to determine earth curvature corrections, atmospheric impacts on measurements, traverse closures and adjustments, azimuths, level runs, and placement of markers.
  • Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.
  • Search for section corners, property irons, and survey points.
  • Position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.
  • Lay out grids, and determine horizontal and vertical controls.
  • Compare survey computations with applicable standards to determine adequacy of data.
  • Set out and recover stakes, marks, and other monumentation.
  • Conduct surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth’s surface, underground, and underwater using electronic distance-measuring equipment and other surveying instruments.
  • Compile information necessary to stake projects for construction, using engineering plans.
  • Place and hold measuring tapes when electronic distance-measuring equipment is not used.
  • Collect information needed to carry out new surveys using source maps, previous survey data, photographs, computer records, and other relevant information.
  • Operate and manage land-information computer systems, performing tasks such as storing data, making inquiries, and producing plots and reports.
  • Run rods for benches and cross-section elevations.
  • Perform manual labor, such as cutting brush for lines, carrying stakes, rebar, and other heavy items, and stacking rods.
  • Maintain equipment and vehicles used by surveying crews.
  • Provide assistance in the development of methods and procedures for conducting field surveys.
  • Record project status with photography
  • Review scopes of work and conclusion of projects with Project Manager.


  • High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent is required.
  • Associate’s degree in Business Management, Construction Management, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Science, or related subject required. Equivalent experience will also be considered.


  • Extensive experience required in all aspects of Land Surveying. Two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
  • AutoCAD: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Surveying Technicians: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Adobe.
  • Able to work individually as well as part of a team.
  • Able to meet multiple project deadlines and demonstrate attention to detail.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 8 hour day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Work Location: One location

Salary: $15.00 – $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Please send your resume to Rachelle at if you are interested in applying.