Author Archives: Stewart Ward

Dioptra Has Moved!

Effective Monday, May 7, 2018 Dioptra will be at a new location.  After 6 years at our current location, we have made the decision to move to a new location.  We are excited for the new location and the future opportunities it will provide us.  The new location is: 4880 Clover Dell Road, Chubbuck, ID 83202.  Come visit us and see how we can help you in all your surveying needs.

Dioptra’s Adam Thayer Passes FS Exam

Adam Thayer sat for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam on April 2, 2018. Adam passed the exam and applied for his Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) certificate through Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.  The Board accepted his application and exam results and provided Adam with his LSI certification.  Adam has been with Dioptra since 2016 and is a 2017 graduate of Idaho State University’s Geomatics Technology program.  Adam is looking forward to taking and passing the Principles of Surveying Exam and becoming a licensed land surveyor in Idaho.

Dioptra’s Darrell Hanners Passes FS Exam

Darrell Hanners sat for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam on February 12, 2018. Darrell passed the exam and applied for his Land Surveyor Intern (LSI) certificate through Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.  The Board accepted his application and exam results and provided Darrell with his LSI certification.  Darrell has been with Dioptra since 2015 and is a 2015 graduate of Idaho State University’s Geomatics Technology program.  Darrell is looking forward to taking and passing the Principles of Surveying Exam and becoming a licensed land surveyor in Idaho.

Dioptra is Hiring!

Dioptra LLC is looking for a Seasonal Survey Technician. This position has the potential to grow into a Full Time Permanent position.  As a Survey Technician this individual will work as a member of a survey crew performing boundary, topography, ALTA, right of way, and construction assistance for public and private clients.  Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, lift and carry up to 50 pounds and hike up and down steep slopes.

Scope of Work:

Responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of survey equipment, taking field notes, data collection, performing calculations, construction staking and working as a team with Dioptra’s staff and clients.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong work ethic and accountability
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Ability to handle multiple daily projects and a dynamic work environment and schedule
  • Strong communication, computer and technical skills
  • Attendance, punctuality and reliability are essential requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree
  • Prefer 2-3 years’ experience including boundary, topographic, and ALTA surveys, construction staking and data collection
  • Proficient in the use of Total Stations, 3D Scanners, GPS receivers and data collectors
  • Proficiencies with MS Word and Excel desired
  • Experience in CAD software

Please submit your resume on our website at www.dioptrageomatics.com or email Stewart Ward at stewart@dioptrageomatics.com

Dioptra Scans Ketchikan Lake Dam in Ketchikan, AK

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Dioptra has teamed with DOWL in Ketchikan, Alaska to monitor multiple dams for the City of Ketchikan.  The Ketchikan Lake Dam, a 1200-foot long earthen dam, was scanned using our Leica C10 scanner for monitoring deformation and movement of the dam.  DOWL surveyors monitor the dam traditionally on the settlement monuments located across the dam.  Dioptra will compare the 2017 scan to the 2016 scan to determine if any movement has occurred and how much.  This data will be invaluable to the City of Ketchikan and their FERC monitoring requirements.