Instrument Operator

South Plainfield, New Jersey


MFS, an innovative, dynamic engineering and surveying firm, looking for driven, career-minded individual to fill the Instrument Operator position in our Survey division.

Successful candidate must have valid driver's license and be physically capable and willing to perform full day outdoor work in this position. You will be expected to perform work year-round, in varying weather conditions, that may be wet, cold or hot. You will have to carry equipment and lift heavy objects. You may be required to work nights and weekends. The Instrument Operator would work under the direction of a Party Chief. Experience with Leica data collection software is preferred including running the data collector and inputting proper codes. Knowledge and ability to collect data in a manner acceptable for field to finish procedures is highly desirable. We are willing to train in the operation of the specific total station.


  • Operate a total station, optical level, GPS as directed by the Party Chief.
  • Assist Party Chief in any and all field work.
  • Collect and code data for topographic, utility, structural monitoring, boundary, wetlands, other types of surveys.
  • Perform construction layout.
  • Utilize total stations, optical levels, and GPS.

Physical Requirements:

  • Continually required to stand and walk.
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk and hear
  • Continually required to utilize visual acuity to operate field equipment
  • Frequently required to climb (ladders/stairs)
  • Frequently required to twist, bend, stoop, kneel, and/or squat
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry items less than 40 pounds
  • Continual exposure to outside weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.)
  • Regularly travel to job sites


  • Minimum 1 year of experience as an instrument operator.
  • Experience with Leica total stations.
  • Experience in topographic/boundary survey and construction layout.
  • Ability to react positively to difficult project assignments.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record.
  • Must be willing to travel within NJ, NY, and adjoining states.
  • Desire to pursue a career in surveying.
  • Undergo a background check (required).


  • Experience with robotic total stations is a plus.
  • Structural monitoring experience.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About the Company:

MFS is an independent and innovative consulting engineering and construction management firm headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey. We share a total commitment to excellence both internally and externally. Externally, we offer clients expertise in site/civil, structural, geotechnical and foundation, survey, geotechnical drilling, and construction management services. Internally, to those eligible, we offer excellent benefit packages that include: Paid Vacation, Personal, and Holidays, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance (long and short), Life Insurance, Training, and Tuition Reimbursement. MFS is an EEO/AAP Employer.

Notice to Third Party Agencies:

Please note that MFS, which is comprised of MFS Consulting Engineers and Surveyor, DPC, MFS Construction, LLC, MFS Consulting, LLC and MFS Consulting Engineers, CORP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to the HR Department or any job sourcing ad of MFS, in the form of an e-mail, fax, or mail will be deemed to be the property of MFS. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request from MFS' HR Department, MFS reserves the unrestricted right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without incurring any liability (financial or otherwise) to the recruiter, agency, and/or staffing firm.