Field System Operator (100% Travel)
Summary of the Position
Field System Operators are responsible for driving and operating company vehicles and data collection systems to collect good and accurate data of roadways and their features in a timely manner in accordance with company guidelines by performing the following duties. Field System Operators are accountable for performing tasks in a timely manner and maintaining quality standards when assisting various Production departments while at our headquarters.
Activities Supporting Data Collection
- Operate mobile data collection vehicle in a responsible manner consistent with training and local laws and regulations
- Operate data collection systems within the vehicle to ensure good and accurate data collection of roadways and their features
- Navigate through unfamiliar areas, sometimes under adverse traffic conditions, all while maintaining strict safety standards and maintaining proper data collection methods
- Assist in route planning through the use of maps and other navigational tools
Activities Supporting Vehicle / System Maintenance
- Provide basic maintenance and upkeep of the vehicle in a manner consistent with company policy throughout the duration of deployment
- Immediately report all accidents/damage/malfunctions to management
Activities Supporting Communication / Reporting
- Work with support representative to efficiently troubleshoot and resolve issues that arise in the field
- Maintain and organize a daily, legible logbook of data collected and submit to Data Collection Technician as required
- Accurately record all relevant project metrics and expenditures while deployed in the field
- Maintain regular contact with supervisor or project team to keep them informed of project status, issues, or significant field events
Activities Supporting Company Success
- Meet established timelines and customer expectations
- Maintain a professional manner and appearance at all times to enhance the company’s image
- Work with supervisor and project team to develop best practices that will lead to better achieving or exceeding project goals
Specialized Knowledge/Skills and Other Requirements
- Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required. Preferred fields of study include geography, GIS, geosciences or STEM.
Certificates and Licenses
- Valid Driver’s License required for travel to job sites, client and vendor locations within the United States.
- Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
- Willing to undergo a pre-employment drug test
- Clean driving record
This position requires 75%-100% travel within the United States of America, via air or road travel in a car, van or truck.
Physical and Environmental Demands of the Position
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is frequently, up to 100% of the time, required to sit in a vehicle or at a computer workstation, use hands, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds when evaluating, repairing and inspecting vehicle and system operations while on the road. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus (the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus) and close vision (defined as clear vision at 20 inches or less). The employee is frequently, up to 100% of the time, required to have the additional specific vision abilities required by this job to include peripheral vision (defined as the ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth perception (defined as three-dimensional vision, and the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), and distance vision (defined as clear vision at 20 feet or more, respectively, all while driving a vehicle or being a passenger in a moving vehicle. Activities occasionally occur outdoors.
The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all accountabilities, activities, and knowledge needed to perform the job. Please note that job functions are reviewed periodically and are subject to change based upon company business need.