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Surveyor Smoky-Canyon Mine (Afton, WY)


Wayan, ID, US, 83285

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


   This role reports to the Senior Engineering Manager and works with a group of individuals ranging from operators to supervisors in order to survey the land and provide clear comminication between individuals to carry-out and implement plans. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Properly cleans and provides general maintenance of equipment and vehicles.
  • Insures and communicates that necessary supplies are available to perform daily survey work assignments.
  • Determines coordinates of important features and boundaries in survey areas, using satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS) and conventional survey methods.
  • Downloads field data from Total Station and GPS equipment to computer.
  • Uses algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to determine total station work with distance, angles, measure slope distances, to calculate real world coordinates.
  • Properly stake out engineering designs.
  • Prepare all data, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
  • Conduct survey tasks in a timely and accurate manner to support daily operations 
  • Create TIN and Coordinate files from engineering designs.
  • Manage Highwall monitoring software, understand data trends and communicate possible alerts and concerns of highwall movement

Typical Education

  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • Associate's Degree - preferred 


Relevant Experience

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft office, general computer navigation, typing, naming files, file locations)
  • Proficient using dozer/drill GPS systems, including Terrain, Carlson and AutoCAD.
  • Proficient in reading, understanding, interpreting, and staking out engineering designs.

Required Certifications

Ability to attain drone license via FAA

Other Information

Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 12 hr. shifts (5am-5pm)

Pay: 33.54/hr. + OT and full-time health benefits. 

Job Requisition ID: 6975

Travel Required: None

Location(s): Smoky Canyon Mine - Wayan 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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