JOHN GARRISON, LSIT
Survey Operations ~ Innovation ~ Quality Assurance
“John has always been the go-to person for survey or computer issues. He goes out of his way giving extra attention to details that others miss. If he does not have an immediate solution, he will devote whatever time it takes to come up with one. He is one of those rare people everyone wants to partner with and he consistently 'wowed' us. Any company would be fortunate to have his talent."
-Anna Duplant, OBEC Consulting Engineers
Surveying: Trimble Business Center & Geomatics Office, Bentley Inroads Suite & MicroStation, NGS OPUS Suite, TEQC, Google Earth Pro, CORPSCON, NGS Geodetic Toolkit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, PLSS-CAD, Global Mapper & MicroSurvey STAR*NET 7/8
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
EXPERIENCE & CONTRIBUTIONS
OBEC CONSULTING ENGINEERS, Eugene, OR 1998 – 2015
(Privately held, regional full-service engineering and surveying firm with five office locations.)
SENIOR SURVEY TECHNICIAN / SURVEY TECHNICAL MANAGER
Managed geodetic control planning, execution, processing, and adjustments for GNSS & conventional surveying methods. Assisted project surveyor with research on boundary retracements, and monument recoveries. Used existing data sources to control, read, and interpret plans and specifications for civil construction projects. Processed incoming field data for CAD department, and evaluated and tested new equipment for purchasing.
MING SURVEYORS INCORPORATED, Portland, OR 2009
(Subsidiary of Hoffman Construction Corporation with over $2 billion in annual project volume.)
CHIEF OF PARTIES, MATTHEW KNIGHT ARENA
Oversaw all survey crews for project. Interpreted civil and architectural plans for survey calculations and field layouts. Submitted RFI's, implemented CCD’s/ CCO’s and monitored surrounding areas for signs of settling or heaving.
CORNUCOPIA RESOURCES LTD., British Columbia, Canada 1997 – 1998
MINE SURVEYOR, SILVER PEAK MINE, Silver Peak, NV (now closed)
Directed and supported topographic mine reclamation and as-built surveys for construction projects and layout of mining claims. Layout and locate blast hole shot patterns, monitoring open pit high walls for movement trends for potential failure. Underground traversing in old tunnel workings to collect the locations of Geologist’s metallurgical sample sites to add to model.
KINROSS GOLD CORPORATION, Toronto, Canada 1993 – 1997
(Seventh largest international gold mining company)
SENIOR SURVEY TECHNICIAN/CREW LEAD, ROUND MOUNTAIN GOLD, Round Mountain, NV
CHIEF MINE SURVEYOR, KINROSS CANDELARIA MINE, Hawthorne, NV (now closed)
Coordinated survey crews, attended meetings and filled in for Chief Surveyor. Handled topographic, GPS and as-built surveys, differential level circuits, and designed as-built maps with AutoCAD. Calibrated & maintained survey equipment.
TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF SURVEYING, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
SURVEYING & ENGINEERING WORKSHOPS: Horizontal Time-Dependent Positioning, GPS, Geodesy & Ghost in the Machine, OPUS and OPUS-RS, OPUS Projects Manager's Training, U.S. Public Land Survey, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
TRIMBLE TRAININ, Systems Dividends-Trimble Certified Annual Training
TRIMBLE CERTIFICATION: Trimble Access v2013.10 for Total Stations Product Specialist, Trimble Access v2014.11 for GNSS Product Specialist, Trimble V10 Imaging Rover Product Specialist, Trimble Business Center v3.4 Product Specialist, TerraSync & Pathfinder Office v5.7x Product Specialist, Trimble RealWorks v9.1 Product Specialist
CERTIFIED LAND-SURVEYOR-IN-TRAINING (LSIT), California Board for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
CERTIFIED TRAFFIC CONTROL TECHNICIAN & FLAGGER, Oregon Department of Transportation
CERTIFIED IN TRIMBLE, Various Navigation Survey & GIS Specialties
CERTIFIED IN FIRST AID/CPR/AED-Adult/Child/Infant
ASSOCIATE MEMBER, National Society of Professional Surveyors
ASSOCIATE MEMBER, Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon
CORPORATE MEMBER, Oregon GPS Users Group
MEMBER, Academy of Model Aeronautics