Facility Location / Survey Technician

  • Engineer
  • El Cajon, CA
  • $32.03 - $40.88/hourly USD / Year
  • Salary: $32.03 - $40.88/hourly

Website helixwater Helix Water District

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Helix Water District has an exciting opportunity for a Facility Location/Survey Technician to join its Engineering team. This critical position locates and marks the district’s underground utilities in accordance with California government codes and district procedures. Also, participates in a variety of manual and technical duties as a member of a field and office land survey crew.


Facility Location Technician

Provides locations of district owned subsurface facilities in response to Underground Service Alert tickets and requests from district departments.

Performs research of district and public records using geographic information systems, as-built plans, survey maps, construction reports and other as-constructed reference documentation to assist with locating and marking out district facilities.

Accurately locates and marks underground water lines using electronic utility location instruments and measuring devices.

Manages Underground Service Alert tickets using the digital ticket management system and documents specific actions taken for each ticket response.

Responds to emergency calls during regular business hours and after-hours, as-needed.

Sets up traffic control signage and barriers on streets and roads.

May perform routine standby inspection of public works construction impacting district facilities, such as outside agency utility crossings, as-needed.

Survey Technician

Performs technical duties as a member of a field survey crew.

Assists the Senior Survey Technician in the use of real-time kinematic and total station instruments for setting construction stakes for new district pipelines and facilities.

Assists with checking and preparing survey data calculations and cut-sheets.

Uses real-time kinematic and total station instruments to collect survey data and code existing improvements and features for topographic surveys; provides field sketches as needed.

Provides field measurement and locations information to engineering personnel for updating plans, such as existing manhole invert elevations and valve operator well depths.

Patrols district easements, main transmission pipeline alignments, and district owned properties for encroachments and/or unauthorized work.
Fulfills assigned duties as a member of the district’s emergency operation plan.

For a full list of job duties, visit www.hwd.com.



Training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent; and two years of experience in a public utility trade involving the installation, repair, surveying, and/or locating of underground pipelines.  College-level course work in civil engineering, land surveying or closely related field is desirable.

A valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.



To be considered for the Facility Location/Survey Technician, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at hwd.com/careers/.  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.

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