Reno, Nevada

Chainman - Land Surveyor

Compensation: DOE
Employment type: full-time

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Summit Engineering Corporation is looking to fill a full-time position for a Chainman land surveyor in our Reno office. Requires being proficient in mapping with reading and understanding record maps, ALTA Surveys, base maps, etc. Strong business development skills and ability to handle tight deadlines for a busy multi-disciplinary company needed. Tasks also include assisting the Party Chief in all duties required.  Room for advancement. Salary DOE. Email resume and contact information.



Must be physically fit, hardworking, and able to demonstrate a willingness to learn. Prior experience in surveying or the construction industry is a plus. Assist in duties performed under the supervision of a “Party Chief” working under a licensed professional surveyor.



  • Adhere to the Mission Statement and Core Values
    • Summit Engineering Corporation strives to add value to our clients through the delivery of innovative, economical, and timely solutions to all types of engineering projects while honoring Western traditions, the values of our community and state, and respecting the environment.
    • Core Values: Family, Integrity, Knowledge, Professionalism, and Respect
  • Work under the direction of the Survey Crews Supervisor.
  • Conduct daily time entry.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace.
  • Follow all safety and administrative regulations.
  • Complete Vehicle Inspection Reports when using a company vehicle.
  • Comply with SEC’s Employee Handbook, Safety Manual, and other company policies and procedures.
  • Recognize that future performance reviews do not always include a pay raise.
  • Recognize and attempt to achieve the target billable.
  • Nurture existing client relationships and pursue company growth through business development.
  • Facilitate the betterment of SEC through suggestions and actions.
  • Load job-specific/independent supplies into the vehicle.
  • Maintain equipment and vehicles used by surveying crews.
  • Operate vehicles.
  • Perform manual labor, such as cutting brush for lines, carrying stakes, rebar, and other heavy items, and stacking rods.
  • Flag and fill out lath.
  • Establish reference points using a variety of materials, i.e., wooden ginnies, hub & tack, nails, rebar, etc.
  • Set out and recover stakes, marks, and other documentation.
  • Search for section corners, property monuments, and survey points.
  • Place and hold measuring tapes when electronic distance-measuring equipment is not used.
  • Run rods for benches and cross-section elevations.
  • Position and hold the vertical rods or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.
  • Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.
  • Assist in field and/or office calculations.
  • Read and interpret civil improvement plans and/or survey maps.
  • Collaborate with staff engineers and other surveyors.
  • Communicate effectively with contractors, subcontractors, laborers, home/property owners, and city, state, or county officials.
  • Work at daybreak Monday through Friday (start time varies based on daylight hours).
  • Work overtime and weekends as needed to meet project deadlines.
  • Travel overnight on short notice.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she may be required to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.



Drug Testing, Valid Driver’s license, DMV Driver Report, & Physical Demands

  • Pre-employment and random quarterly drug testing are mandatory.
  • Employees must maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.



Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials. Repetitive movements and lifting 50 pounds will be required. Visual acuity with or without corrective lenses that allow for maintenance of driver’s license.


Mathematics Knowledge

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.


Communication skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, exceptional customer service skills, over the phone and in person, and fluent in the English language.



Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.



Employees should be well groomed and dressed appropriately for the business and for their position. A professional appearance is important when employees work with customers or potential customers. The employee is dependable daily and is punctual.

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