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Surveying Technician (m/f)
German: Vermessungstechniker/in

Fields of work

Surveying technicians specialising in mine surveying work mainly in mining enterprises, for mining authorities and in engineering practices.

Surveying technicians specialising in general surveying work mainly in the civil service, in surveying and engineering practices and in industrial companies.


Professional experience

In the subject/discipline of mine surveying

  • carry out horizontal and vertical surveying operations
  • log and capture geodata
  • process, manage and visually interpret geodata
  • make proficient use of measuring instruments and apply technical surveying methods and procedures
  • carry out work in accordance with the specific legal and administrative regulations
  • produce and update elements of mine plans with the help of computer-aided design programs
  • record and map deposits and geological features
  • carry out and evaluate mining-specific measurement operations
  • apply the relevant safety practices and communication procedures
  • apply information and communications technologies and the scientific and mathematical principles of geoinformation technology
  • work in a team-oriented and quality-focused manner

In the subject/discipline of general surveying

  • carry out horizontal and vertical surveying operations
  • log and capture geodata
  • process, manage and visually interpret geodata
  • make proficient use of measuring instruments and apply technical surveying methods and procedures
  • carry out jobs in a customer-oriented manner, taking account of the specific legal and administrative regulations
  • carry out subprocesses of land surveying and validate survey data for inclusion in the land register
  • apply the procedures for redrawing property boundaries, land consolidation and plot valuation
  • carry out geodetic calculations and operate computer-aided design programs
  • plan and carry out technical surveys
  • apply information and communications technologies and the scientific and mathematical principles of geoinformation technology
  • work in a team-oriented and quality-focused manner



The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.