Geomatics Survey Technician / Land Survey Instrument Person

Fairhall, Moffatt & Woodland Limited is a multi-disciplined, professional land survey firm specializing in a wide range of surveying and land information services, using leading edge technologies.  With an uninterrupted chain of ownership that dates back to 1883, we pride ourselves on quality work and a positive work environment in which teamwork and integrity are critical.

Our company offers more variety in work experience and more opportunity to gain experience in higher responsibilities due to its smaller size.
Our long standing loyal customer base makes for well-rounded project types and you will not be stuck working in assembly line conditions doing the same thing day after day.
Located near the intersection of Hwy 417 & Terry Fox, our office is an easy commute from affordable towns and rural areas in the western part of the Ottawa Valley.

Job description

The Survey Technician is responsible for assisting the Party Chief in successfully completing the field work on assigned jobs in accordance with the industry regulations and Fairhall, Moffatt & Woodland Limited’s procedures and technical standards. The ideal candidate will be passionate about spending time outdoors and has great attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities

  • Operate survey equipment including levels, Total Stations, data collectors, GPS etc.
  • Assist the Land Survey Party Chief with data preparation, measurements and calculations
  • Communicate problems, errors, questions and concerns to the Land Survey Party Chief
  • Inspect and maintain field equipment and vehicle condition
  • Ensure a clean and orderly work environment
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety Policies and Regulations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Good communication skills
  • Completion or in progress of completing a Geomatics or engineering technology program is considered an asset
  • Experience with land surveying equipment is an asset
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all seasons – This job takes place outdoors in varying weather conditions and environments and demands a certain degree of physical strength as you will be carrying equipment (Total Station, Level, Bars and Stakes) from site to site.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Great attention to detail


  • Extended health care
  • Dental care
  • Profit sharing
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training – skills upgrade, health and safety, first aid, defensive driving etc.
  • Boot allowance
  • On-site parking

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday to Friday

Please forward resume to: leeannec@fmw.on.ca

From time to time, opportunities exist to join our staff. Work hours are normally 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Most positions require a high level of knowledge and experience, however, the company is always willing to train the right people. If you feel you have a significant contribution you can make to this renowned firm, we will gladly review your capabilities.

Resumes can be forwarded via mail, fax or email to:
100 – 600 Terry Fox Drive  Ottawa, ON 
K2L 4B6 Fax: 1-613-591-1495
e-mail: leeannec@fmw.on.ca

Resumes can be in plain text or PDF Format or Word documents