A Typical Work Week
Each week, Field Data Technicians are assigned a set of poles to survey within a geographic region. Work sites oftentimes can be out of the employee's residential area or out of state. Technicians work independently of direct supervision while coordinating with their supervisor to plan routes for a productive week.
The standard 40-hour work week is Monday through Friday, although some weekend work may be required due to weather or other delays. Overtime and flexible schedules are possible with acceptable performance and approval from the project supervisor.
Work is performed outdoors year-round and technicians are exposed to various types of climates, weather conditions, environmental factors, animal encounters, and property owners.
Do you have what it takes to be a successful Field Data Technician?
- You are self-driven, determined, independent, and like to manage your own assignments
- You can assume full responsibility for the safe operation and maintenance of company equipment, supplies, and tools
- You can positively represent the Osmose organization to customers and the communities in which they work
- You are willing to travel and discover areas and neighborhoods outside your element
- You enjoy working outdoors and have the desire to do physically demanding work
- You possess a valid driver's license, a safe driving record, and have an insured, reliable personal vehicle
- You want to work for an industry leader that offers growth potential to those who demonstrate commitment and the ability to contribute to the success of the company
"Since starting as a technician, I've worked in over 25 different states. As Manager of Operations, I strive to build a team of high energy people who are motivated, interested in learning, and open-minded to travel."
- Eli W., Manager of Operations
"I had a great field visit as a candidate, so I knew taking a job with Osmose would be the right move. This job lets me complete a wide variety of tasks and learn new skills based on the different services provided by Osmose."
- Justin M., Senior Technician
"Working for Osmose's Technical Services team brings a great mix of the outdoors and technology. My favorite part of the job is conducting inspections with infrared cameras to search for potential equipment issues and ensure reliability for our customers."
- Mike W., Senior Technician
Paid Time Off
Employee Recognition Program
Additional Job Information
Weekly Production Bonuses
On any given week, about 75% of our technicians earn a $1 to $4 per hour discretionary bonus and sometimes more. All bonuses are calculated on weekly productivity, but are also dependent upon good quality and safety.
Osmose Owned and Privately Owned Vehicles
Osmose typically requires a personally owned, reliable, and insured vehicle to be used for traveling to and from the job site. In some situations, and for certain projects, a company vehicle may also be provided.
If using a personally owned vehicle for business purposes, Osmose currently provides a personal vehicle allowance of $3.70 - $4.90 per work hour (adjusted quarterly); thus, during a regular 40-hour work week, an employee would receive a tax-free reimbursement of $148 - $196 per weekly paycheck. An additional mileage rate is also provided for traveling between projects.
Company Provided Lodging
When work requires travel away from home, an employee may book approved lodging that is direct-billed to the company. Most corporate lodging facilities include breakfast.
Osmose is committed to providing on-the-job training for every new hire, either in group or one-on-one settings. The first few weeks of employment are generally a combination of classroom-style training, field observation, job shadowing, and hands-on work to learn the technical aspects of performing the job. In addition to job specific training, new employees will also learn about the company's corporate culture, organizational structure, administrative procedures, company policies, safety rules, and software applications. Most new hires complete training and are working independently within the first four weeks of starting with Osmose.