Surdex Corporation
  • 18-Aug-2021 to 17-Oct-2021 (CST)
  • Sensor Operator
  • Chesterfield, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full-Time

Jump start your geospatial career with Surdex! Immediate opportunities are available!

Surdex, a highly recognized leader in providing geospatial products and services has a unique role available with the opportunity to rotate between aerial mapping and a geospatial role.

Our various types of mapping projects begin with a team of Pilots and Aerial Sensor Operators who acquire lidar data and digital imagery flying in much of the United States. This is an opportunity to learn about geospatial projects from the very beginning. There will be opportunities to work in the office as a technician as the flight schedule allows, as well as potential to grow your career with Surdex.

If you enjoy travel, you will see much of the United States from a whole new perspective. This position has significant travel with 15 days on duty and 6 days off. The schedule is planned weeks in advance.

As an Aerial Photographer, you will:

  • Assemble, load, maintain and operate all camera equipment and sensor systems
  • Set up ground base stations prior to daily flights as needed
  • Monitor and adjust the equipment's operation and make minor repairs while in flight
  • Record data accurately while on each flight line on the grid
  • Assist the pilot with decisions to re-fly lines if there are problems with the data
  • Upload data to a drive after each mission is flown. FedEx the drive after every flight.

Education, Experience and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in a geography, geology or geospatial program, strongly preferred
  • Prior experience using Windows for file management and Microsoft office is required
  • Team player who can work with various personalities
  • Proficient in verbal and written English
  • Very detailed, flexible, organized and always punctual

Requirements for this Role

  • Must be able to work a schedule of 15 days on duty with 6 days off.
  • Ability to pass DOT pre-employment, random and post-accident drug tests
  • Must pass criminal background check and have a clean driving record
  • US Passport or ability to obtain one
  • Must have a personal credit card for up to $3,000 of expenses - weekly reimbursements
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to employment
  • Employer sponsorship to work in the U.S. is not available for this position
  • MUST live in the St. Louis Metro area or be willing to relocate

Essential Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift and move at least 50 pounds of equipment and supplies, with assistance if needed
  • Ability to walk, climb, stretch and sit in a confined space for up to six (6) hours at a time
  • Visual acuity to see close-up, distance, color, periphery and depth
  • Manual dexterity to manipulate small equipment parts
  • Ability to adapt to changing temperatures, noise, light and altitude

Surdex offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. We have nine paid holidays, paid time off, 401K plan with company match and a profit bonus plan. This is an hourly position with overtime pay.

Surdex is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabling conditions and veterans are encouraged to apply. Surdex uses E-Verify.

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