Land Survey Technician

South Plainfield, New Jersey


The Survey Technician is tasked with reviewing, processing survey data to create drawings of surveys. Knowledge and ability to use and process data in a manner acceptable for field to finish procedures is highly desirable.

This position requires prior field experience. From time to time, this position will perform field surveys functioning as a Party Chief or Instrument Operator in a one or two man crew. The Survey Technician position requires valid driver's license and to be physically capable and willing to perform full day outdoor work in this position. You may be expected to perform work in varying weather conditions that may be wet, cold or hot. You may have to carry equipment and lift heavy objects. You may be required to work nights and weekends.


  • Daily processing and filing of survey data files, field notes, photos, and sketches
  • Perform CAD work to create and finalize survey drawings
  • Use Excel and other survey programs to process, verify data, and run reports
  • Perform daily downloads of data collector files
  • Adhere to company standards, protocols for maintenance and upkeep of survey equipment and vehicles
  • Interface and report to MFS' Principal Land Surveyor or project managers as assigned to a project

Physical Demands:

  • Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually required to read technical information
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate office and field equipment
  • Continually required to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Occasionally required to climb and balance
  • Frequently required to lift, carry, and push items up to 50 pounds
  • Continually exposed to outside weather conditions when in the field


  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Survey Technician
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Civil3D
  • Experience with field to finish procedures and methods
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with processing GPS data
  • Wide range of experience in topographic/boundary survey and construction layout
  • Ability to react positively to difficult project assignments and/or client representatives
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, yet follow defined procedures within reason
  • Experience as a Party Chief or Instrument Operator and willing to perform field work as needed
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, and have a clean driving record
  • Must be willing to travel within NJ, NY, PA and other locations as well
  • Desire to pursue a career in Land Surveying, as witnessed through current degreed program in survey or having attained LSIT is a plus
  • Undergo a background check (required)


  • Experience with Microstation a plus
  • Prior use of Leica LGO
  • Structural monitoring experience

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About the Company:

MFS is an independent and innovative consulting engineering, surveying, and construction management firm headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey. We share a total commitment to excellence both internally and externally. Externally, we offer clients expertise in site/civil, structural, geotechnical and foundation, survey, geotechnical drilling, and construction management services. Internally, to those eligible, we offer excellent benefit packages that include: Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holidays, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance (long and short), Life Insurance, Training, and Tuition Reimbursement. MFS is an EEO/AAP Employer.

Notice to Third Party Agencies:

Please note that MFS, which is comprised of MFS Consulting Engineers and Surveyor, DPC, MFS Construction, LLC, MFS Consulting, LLC and MFS Consulting Engineers, CORP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to the HR Department or any job sourcing ad of MFS, in the form of an e-mail, fax, or mail will be deemed to be the property of MFS. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request from MFS' HR Department, MFS reserves the unrestricted right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without incurring any liability (financial or otherwise) to the recruiter, agency, and/or staffing firm.