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Survey Technician Interview

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Question 1 of 20
What surveying instruments have you operated?
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Trimble gps and data logger and leica viva and tps 1202 total stations.
Logger's tape, fuel load measurement rulers, clinometers (digital and mechanical), hand tools, gps, handheld computers, communication devices, data records instruments, compass, topo maps, light sensors, crown e.
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Question 2 of 20
Why is surveying land and keeping accurate records important?
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To help with any changes or development to the land to be more accountable.
Accurate records of land surveys are important for mapping. Accurate maps and land records are essential in our attempt to safely construct structures, determine ecological/physical hazards, and settle/avoid land disputes.
Question 3 of 20
Tell me about your experience as a Survey Technician.
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My day to day roles consist of staking out drilling and ore zones to surveying and modelling structures and dam walls, and calculating stock piles and water volumes etc. Also prism monitoring with geomos total station.
Question 4 of 20
Why should we hire you?
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To keep information up to date.
I have the motivation, drive and experience necessary for the position.
With years of experience and knowledge in the building trade and a keen eyes for details, with team player quality and reasoning ability to think rational and fair. I know that I would be a good asset to the company.
I have been an exceptionally valuable employee to my current employer and have learnt a vast range of skills and experience across the industry, and extremely keen to give everything a go. And do so safely.
Question 5 of 20
How would your former employer describe you?
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Extremely reliable and always exceeds expectations, time efficient and manages all surveying tasks and some. Time managment is a strength of mine and always achieves targets accurately.
Question 6 of 20
Tell me about your education.
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Finished school in year 11 and went into panelbeating, then offered a job in the mining industry at 20 and have focussed on the health safety and emergency response in depth.
Question 7 of 20
What qualifies you for this job?
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Previous experience in the job and strong desire towards doing the job safely. Also play a large role in volunteering roles with nzfs landsar and nz mines rescue.
Question 8 of 20
How would you describe your work style?
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Like to enjoy myself at work and have a laugh as long as the work gets done on time accurately and safely.
Question 9 of 20
What skills are required for a Survey Technician to be successful in their work?
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Precise measurements and no cutting corners, good maths and time management if a few jobs are to be done. Also good memory.
Question 10 of 20
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
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Taking too much on, like to give everything a go. Focus on whats important.
Question 11 of 20
What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Survey Technician?
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High quality of work, dont take shortcuts and take pride in my work. Keen to help where ever possible.
Question 12 of 20
How are your math skills?
User-Submitted Answers
Good, I enjoyed maths as a subject and havent been caught out with surveying.
Question 13 of 20
Tell me about a time when you worked in an environment where you disliked.
User-Submitted Answers
I didnt enjoy working nightshift.
Question 14 of 20
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User-Submitted Answers
Because I have practiced a lot in survey field and also I have a two years of experience in survey field.
My previous experience in a high risk industry where safety is paramount, able to efficiently work to strict deadlines when pressure comes on.
Question 15 of 20
What do you know about our company?
User-Submitted Answers
Based in napier, applying services across the town. From roading to parks and sports grounds and drainage services.
Question 16 of 20
Do you know how to operate an off-road vehicle?
Question 17 of 20
What do you know about our company and the surveying work we typically do here?
User-Submitted Answers
Surveying sub divisions, sports grounds and parks, high risk zones such as liquifaction flooding and erosion etc. Topo models of sports grounds with flooding issues to help drainage.
Question 18 of 20
What type of surveyor do you get along with the most?
User-Submitted Answers
Someone who enjoys the job and likes being out there doing it.
Question 19 of 20
Why did you become a surveyor?
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I enjoy to work in outdoor. Also I like math and geometry.
I worked closely alongside the survey department and was always assisting then started to take over the duties. Like being able to model and design something out in the field and seeing it come to life, also like being outdoors.
Question 20 of 20
What do you enjoy about surveying the most?
User-Submitted Answers
Being outdoors and the wide range of tasks involved in the job.

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