National Surveyors Week Spotlight | Oscar Keydel | Survey Technician

How many years of experience do you have as a surveyor?

I have 3 years of surveying experience.

When/how did you discover that you wanted to become a surveyor?

I first learned of the surveying profession and became interested when I was in high school.

What do you like most about the work you do?

I like the variety of work we do and the outdoor nature of the work.

Describe a typical (or ideal) work day in the life of being a surveyor.

The ideal day changes based on the job, but I prefer large wooded boundary jobs.  

What is your favorite/most notable project and why?

My favorite job was a solar job in Belmont, Maine. I enjoyed finding the original Town line monuments between Belfast and Belmont.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about pursuing a career in surveying?

If you are thinking about pursuing a career in surveying, try and get out in the field and office, as soon as possible, to see if you enjoy it.