Caltech has spent the last 30+ years becoming Western Canada’s go-to company for geomatics services. Our team of  specialists will help you realize your project goals while guiding you through regulatory approvals, legislation, and technical requirements.

Field Assistant – Fort St. John, BC

Caltech is run by professional land surveyors and project managers who are passionate about providing industry-leading service and being one of the best surveying companies to work for. Our company has grown from just 2 people in 1990, to a large and diverse group of over 200 hardworking professionals.

We offer a challenging and rewarding workplace, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and many opportunities for growth. For us, work-life balance means working hard and playing hard; our clients and our people are our focus. We use the most current technology and have made professional development a key part of our strategic plan. Apply today and join the Caltech advantage!

 

YOUR ROLE

If you love working outdoors while gaining hands-on experience, the Field Assistant position is the perfect career for you. You’ll work alongside some of the most experienced industry leaders and will learn how to:

  • Operate survey instruments, GPS and computer;
  • Record measurement and other information obtained during the field survey activities;
  • Assist in the determination of precise geographic locations with GPS equipment;

 

Your duties will include:

  • Placing survey monuments and marker posts with sledgehammer;
  • Digging holes and clear brush from sightlines;
  • Operating ATVs, UTV, snowmobile, company truck, jackhammer, pipe locators;
  • Marking well-sites and pipelines with wood stakes;
  • General equipment maintenance;
  • Maintaining and organizing equipment and tools used on the work site
  • Active participation in and proactively support the advancement of Caltech’s Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Program;
  • Being a company ambassador while on site and when in contact with stakeholders

 

Your working conditions will include:

  • Primarily fieldwork; in all weather conditions ranging from -50C to +40C between seasons.
  • Frequent long-distance travel (driving), extensive time spent in hotels.
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling, walking, standing with items up to 20-50 lbs
  • Constant balancing, climbing, and walking on uneven ground and terrain.
  • Frequent bending and reaching
  • Operate ATV/UTV/Snowmobile
  • Frequent use of arm strength to pound in markers/pins/stakes/post.
  • Frequent exposure to loud noises
  • Constant communication (spoken, written, reading)
  • Manual dexterity required to use laptop computer and peripherals, and for manual drawings.
  • Overtime as required based on workload.

 

YOUR SKILLS

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to work extended hours or flexible work hours
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs in weight
  • Ability to work outdoors under varied weather conditions
  • Ability to take the initiative as well as work in a team environment and follow instructions
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Current drivers’ license and acceptable driver’s abstract as per company policy
  • Ability to pass drug and alcohol testing as needed to access work site.

 

If you are motivated by success, career growth potential and a great team, we encourage you to apply today! Send your resume to careers@caltechgroup.com.

 

Being one of the best surveying companies to work for means Caltech is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace, particularly for those who have been historically excluded from and underrepresented in the workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including indigenous peoples, persons of color, persons with disabilities, women in under-represented roles, LGBTQ+ persons, and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Together, we thrive – apply and join the Caltech advantage!