LiDAR Technician III

Charlotte, NC
Added: January 18, 2024
Who We Are

SAM is the nation’s largest combined geospatial solutions and inspection service provider in the industry. We use the industry’s most advanced software and hardware for collecting and analyzing complex spatial data across a wide range of markets and scientific disciplines. Our national reach, expertise, and applied technologies uniquely equip us to capture physical environments from coast to coast — delivering practical insights and high-quality spatial data with unrivaled speed and accuracy.

Your Impact at SAM

  • Improvements on systematic tasks related to vector lines and punctual feature extraction and surface modeling
  • Collaboration as team player, working with coworkers with a positive attitude
  • Increase productivity and quality for geospatial data deliverables
  • Ability to improve quality of deliverables and train others in the processes
  • As a LiDAR technician you will be responsible for extraction of topographic features using LiDAR capture from Aerial and Terrestrial systems

What You Bring to SAM

  • 5+ years of experience with LiDAR survey mapping in support to various roadways corridors mapping in projects related to Department Of Transportation clients.
  • Proven experience of scripting and macro creation
  • High level of experience and expertise working with TopoDOT, being well versed with creation and adaptation of macros and/or automated processes for expedite feature extraction thru customized workflow
  • Experience with the TopoDOT unique approach for specific features extraction such as bare earth, paint stripes, road, curb line and breakline extractions
  • Proficiency and knowledge of activities related to daily processing of geospatial data, including evaluating accuracy and sufficiency, and ensuring compliance to applicable project and industry standards related to aerial mapping products
  • Understanding of all detailed information needed for DOT and Utility Survey Mapping, utilizing Terrestrial Mobile Lidar and Aerial LiDAR
  • Versed in digital data extraction utilizing high density LiDAR in corridor projects for creation of topographic mapping utilizing Terrestrial Mobile LiDAR and Aerial LiDAR
  • Progressive experience with tasks related to LiDAR mapping, such us calibrations, classifications, hydro collection, and quality assurance of deliverables
  • Technical skills with other industry software such as Terra Solid Suite, Global Mapper, LASTools and MS Office Suite
  • Strong listening, writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proven work history, good references and strong work ethic
  • Other duties as assigned

Our Perks

  • Opportunity for hybrid work schedules for office positions - Work-life balance is on us
  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) - Accrual starts immediately
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%
  • Paid continuing education courses and tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program - Your mental health is our priority
  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)
  • Trainings throughout the year - Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career
  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year
  • Passion for our Community - You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for eleven consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.