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Survey Technician Jobs

Survey Technician Jobs

How to Enter

To secure a Survey Technical job, New Zealand employers expect you to have completed a three-year National Diploma in Surveying (Level 6). In addition, the following personal requirements can greatly boost your employability:

  • Highly accurate with a great attention to detail

  • Methodical

  • Patient and able to work well under pressure and to deadlines

  • Able to work independently as well as a part of a team

Graduates of a National Diploma of Surveying (Level 6) qualifications are eligible to become a technical associate member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors. This membership will help will help provide you access to professional development courses.

Typical Responsibilities

A Survey Technician can expect to do some or all of the following job responsibilities:

  • Using survey equipment to measure and plot out land divisions

  • Processing land survey data

  • Creating and understanding land survey plans

  • Creating reports of data and measurements

  • Supervising Survey Assistants


With further study of surveying, a Survey Technician can become a Graduate Surveyor. Following two years of practical work, a series of tests and a presentation, Surveyors can then continue progressing their careers and become a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. Alternatively, a Survey Technician can specialise as a Survey Photogrammetrist or Aerial Survey Technician.

Salary Range

Entry: $32K – 40K per annum (NZD)

Experienced: 35K – 55K per annum (NZD)