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Machine Guidance Technician

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Dragados is a member of ACS Group’s Construction Division. ACS Group has earned worldwide recognition as an expert in the promotion, development, construction and management of infrastructures and services. The group shows a lasting commitment to contributing to the development of the countries in which it has a presence by bringing about improvements in their well-being and sustainable growth through:

• The development of infrastructures, civil engineering, industrial installations, energy plants, telecommunications systems and wastewater treatment plants;

• The provision of services for the purpose of the comprehensive management of urban, logistic and industrial infrastructures;

• Active participation in the sectors essential to the economic and social development of any developed country, such as infrastructures and energy.

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Machine Guidance Technician

Division/Department:               Operations

Reports to:                               Segment Survey Manager

Location:                                  California High Speed Rail

FSLA:                                       Exempt




Title: Machine Guidance Technician

Location: California High Speed Rail


Reporting to the Segment Survey Manager, this position will be responsible for optimizing and maintaining the accuracy of machine guidance systems during earth moving operations.  Employ the use of robotic total stations, GNSS technology, project documents, and electronic 3D models to achieve required results.  The Grade Control Superintendent will also be the champion of new and innovative processes and controls for improving production as well as machine accuracy.


  • Troubleshoot and maintain all grade control equipment

  • Setup, operation, and maintenance of survey equipment (Total Stations, GPS, Machine Guidance Equipment, Radios, etc.)

  • Generate grade control models for the project using Trimble Business Center-HCE, Microstation/Inroads, and Civil 3D software

  • Provide all services, duties related to grade control requested by other departments

  • Implement work practice improvements and quality control methodologies to grade control modelling

  • Train, mentor, and develop the grading production staff

  • Provide assistance to other members of the Survey Department when requested



  • A minimum of 5 years’ of experience in construction survey and/or grade control

  • A mandatory minimum of 3 years’ experience with Trimble grade control technology

  • Familiar with 3D modelling software (Trimble BC-HCE, Microstation/Inroads, Civil 3D) and database management

  • Thorough working knowledge of earth moving activities

  • Demonstrate leadership and team-work capabilities

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

  • Ability to work obscure hours if needed


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