We have the best surveyor jobs. Multifaceted, challenging and we work with the latest technologies. We are convinced of that.

But do we have the right job for you? We don’t know that. What we do know, however, is that the tasks of a GEOS3D surveyor cannot be found in the classical job profile of a surveyor.

That is why we have described the most important points below:

  1. Jobs – What needs to be done?
  2. Qualifications – What qualifications do you need?
  3. Challenges – What challenges need to be mastered?
  4. Training on the Job – What training do you get from us?

And if you find this as exciting and interesting as we do, please get in touch with us. You can find our current job vacancies here.

Below is an overview of the five main areas of activity:

Reverse Engineering

Deliver perfect data to the customer: This is the goal of our surveying engineers.

Your tasks

  • You inspect the object or component with the project manager and/or fitters on site and discuss the problem.
  • You then measure the points that the customer needs to reproduce components or carry out repairs.
  • With the laser tracker you can scan any number of points, record the geometry and create the CAD plans.
  • In the area of damage analysis, you measure surfaces and structures of deformed objects and compare the results in CAD with damage-free reference objects. This enables the customer to assess the degree of damage.
  • Immediately after the measurement, you provide the customer with the initial results.
  • You deliver the comprehensive report with the measurement protocol promptly, at the latest within two days.

Alignment and adjustment

Our service quality is not a matter of chance, but is based on accuracy, speed and efficiency.

Your tasks

  • You are on site for new installations or conversions of existing components and carry out 3D coordinate measurements according to the customer’s requirements.
  • Whether turbines, rollers, shafts (horizontal, vertical), rails or complete machines or production lines, you determine the geometry and the form measurement helps the fitters with the correct positioning and alignment.
  • With our high-tech measuring instruments you can measure any object, no matter what size.
  • You deliver the measurement results to the customer during the work process.
  • You deliver the comprehensive report with the measurement protocol promptly, at the latest within two days.

Monitoring and dynamic measuring

These are the tasks of our surveying specialists. They measure during ongoing operation and monitor moving processes (up to 6 m/s) with an accuracy of up to 0.01 mm/m. Very few people can do that.

Your tasks

  • You discuss the problem with the fitters on site and develop a surveying concept.
  • You measure objects during operation such as rollers or cylinders, and provide the results of dynamic monitoring for the adaptation of components.
  • This is important in paper machines, for example, where speed and product quality are competitive advantages for the customer.
  • You deliver the measurement results to the customer during the work process.
  • You deliver the comprehensive report with the measurement protocol promptly, at the latest within two days.

Acquisition of 3D coordinates

With 3D scanning, our surveyors provide precise data with an accuracy of up to +/- 0.005 mm/m. That is sensational. High-precision 3D laser scanning is used especially for inventory surveying and reverse engineering in industry, trade and research. You can find the service description for our customers here.

Your tasks

  • You discuss the task with the customer on site and carry out the measurement with the Surphaser terrestrial laser scanner. Mainly for industry in inventory surveying and reverse engineering.
  • You either determine the coordinates of the individual points with the laser tracker or scan the surfaces with high-precision laser scanners and measuring arms.
  • You create a perfect image of the reality in digital form.
  • For the first measurement, you record every important detail, so that re-measurements are not necessary.
  • Immediately after the measurement, you provide the customer with the initial results.
  • You deliver the comprehensive report with the measurement protocol promptly, at the latest within two days.

Quality Assurance

Sometimes corporation’s in-house surveyors don’t have the resources we have. Then we take on the tricky tasks and demonstrate what can be done with cutting-edge technology. It may also be that a customer wants to establish or further develop his quality management and a surveyor takes over this task and trains the customer’s employees.

Your tasks

  • You evaluate the production processes and document whether standards and tolerances have been met. This allows you to supply important measurement data for quality assurance by those values that do not correspond to the specifications.

From a technical point of view, we expect certified professional surveying training.

  • That could be a course of study as a surveying engineer (Master, Bachelor).
  • It could be a course of study in which surveying is part of the training. Ideally, you have chosen “surveying” as your specialization.
  • This can be a technical college education with reference to surveying or
  • a training course as a surveying technician.
  • This can also be a degree from a polytechnical college for mechanical engineering, building construction or civil engineering.

With regard to your professional experience we would like you to have already worked as a surveyor. If not, that’s also okay. The quickest way to start working on your own responsibility at the customer’s site is if you have three years of professional experience.

In mechanical engineering, you need a solid technical understanding and basic knowledge in order to understand the customer’s tasks.


We expect you to be able to communicate well with the fitters at the customer’s site, because our customers are spread all over the globe and we always measure at the customer onsite. This could be an industrial hall in Texas or in beautiful Ravensburg near Lake Constance. For an assignment in America you need a good command of English, otherwise you cannot talk to the project manager or the fitters. For surveying in Germany you must speak German well.

Of course, the measurement reports should also be transmitted in German and English without errors.

Furthermore, we expect that you have a good command of MS Office with Word and Excel, can work with CAD and become familiar with our measuring software.

A good surveyor has the following characteristics for us:

  • works independently and in a team and is willing and able to work very carefully and without errors,
  • quickly identifies which problems the fitters or the project manager of the customer wants to solve and can express himself clearly and comprehensibly,
  • understands the relationship between cause and effect,
  • can quickly adapt to different situations, both with regard to the measuring process and with regard to local conditions or contact persons,
  • has a very good spatial perception, observes closely and hears well even in a noisy environment,
  • can think abstractly-logically and apply simple mathematical formulas,
  • is skilled in handling and assembling devices,
  • is free from vertigo and physically resilient,
  • can adapt to changed requirements or circumstances (locally or at the customer),
  • is ready to change a location within 2 days if necessary,
  • conscientiously plans and organizes every field service assignment.

It is important for us that you have a strong personal interest in working precisely and have the flexibility that our customers expect from us.

In addition, surveyors working with us need:

  • a valid passport,
  • the possibility of obtaining a work visa for the country of assignment,
  • a valid driving license, depending on the country of use, a valid international driving license.

You must be able to adapt quickly to different situations. Not only with regard to the type of measurement and the local conditions, but also with regard to the location.
Depending on the customer project, production lines are not yet finished or a turbine does not run smoothly and must be repaired immediately. For the GEOS3D employees, this means that we sometimes have to change locations and adapt to a new measurement task within two days.

We train you directly at the customer by means of on-the-job training. That way you can learn how to use the measuring instruments, our measuring software and what has to be considered with the different surveying assignments. You gain more experience with each measurement. The variety of objects to be measured allows you to develop your expertise step by step.