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Survey Technician Interview Questions

Author
Ryan Brown
    Job Interviews Careers Architecture Survey Technician

20 Survey Technician
Interview Questions

  1. What do you enjoy about surveying the most?

    Community Answers

    • "Being outdoors and the wide range of tasks involved in the job."
  2. What surveying instruments have you operated?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  3. What do you know about our company?

    Community Answers

    • "Based in napier, applying services across the town. From roading to parks and sports grounds and drainage services."
  4. Tell me about a time when you worked in an environment where you disliked.

    Community Answers

    • "I didnt enjoy working nightshift."
  5. What skills are required for a Survey Technician to be successful in their work?

    Community Answers

    • "Precise measurements and no cutting corners, good maths and time management if a few jobs are to be done. Also good memory."
  6. Tell me about your education.

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  7. Why should we hire you?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  8. Why is surveying land and keeping accurate records important?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  9. Tell me about your experience as a Survey Technician.

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  10. How would your former employer describe you?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  11. What qualifies you for this job?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  12. How would you describe your work style?

    Community Answers

    • "Like to enjoy myself at work and have a laugh as long as the work gets done on time accurately and safely."
  13. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

    Community Answers

    • "Taking too much on, like to give everything a go. Focus on whats important."
  14. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a Survey Technician?

    Community Answers

    • "High quality of work, dont take shortcuts and take pride in my work. Keen to help where ever possible."
  15. How are your math skills?

    Community Answers

    • "Good, I enjoyed maths as a subject and havent been caught out with surveying."
  16. Why are you the best candidate for us?

    Community 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."
  17. Do you know how to operate an off-road vehicle?

  18. What do you know about our company and the surveying work we typically do here?

    Community 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."
  19. What type of surveyor do you get along with the most?

    Community Answers

    • "Someone who enjoys the job and likes being out there doing it."
  20. Why did you become a surveyor?

    Community Answers

    • "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."