Michael R. Merritt
6750 Peppermint Dr.
Reno, Nevada 89506
Graduated High School in 1976 from Incline Village High School.
1 year at U.N.R. in 1976/1977 studying Geology and Mathematics.
Many seminars and study groups in preparation for the P.L.S. test.
Received L.S.I.T. from California in 1993
I am licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Nevada.
1985-1990 Harrington Land Surveys, Walnut Creek, Cal
Worked as chainman for 3 years, then began as Party Chief.
Mostly construction staking, topographic, A.L.T.A., control; high-rise; some hydrographic applications.
Supervisor Ben Harrington 925-788-7359 (please call)
1990-1992 Geotopo, Inc., Oakland, Cal
High-rise layout; construction staking; topographic; tunnel layout and quality control; settlement monitoring, A.L.T.A. surveys.
Supervisor Wiley Pierce (cannot find phone number)
1992-1996 Alhambra Land Surveys, Martinez, Cal (out of business)
4 years at Shell Refinery (Martinez). Layout of pipe racks, bridges, spheres, tanks, structures, etc. Note: work was very high precision.
Supervisor Skip Carlton (Company went out of business)
1996-2002 Ruggeri, Jensen, Azar, Pleasanton, Cal
Construction staking: rough grade; finish grade; all utilities; finish corners; monuments, etc.
Managed 2 large subdivisions (app. 700 homes): in charge of all staking, all coordination of subcontractors, scheduling, control networks (with adjustment), supervision of other survey crews when needed, etc.
Route surveying of Bay Area Highways: staking, traffic coordination, interaction with Caltrans inspectors.
Topographic; A.L.T.A.; control networks. Used Pacsoft software.
Supervisor Al Johnson 925-227-9100 (please call)
May 2009 Present U.S. Forest Service, Sparks, Nevada
Cadastral Surveying - field work includes: researching, calculating, searching for and setting standard U.S.F.S. Brass Cap monuments on the forest boundary; using original GLO/BLM notes to search for and find original PLSS section corners; posting Forest Service boundary on the Carson front. (Using Trimble G.P.S. 5700 and R8).
Field inspection of subcontract field crews.
Office work includes: research of private records; research of GLO/BLM field notes and plats; research of municipalities assessors office, county GIS sites, etc.; research of mineral surveys; meeting with clients to go over contracts and specifications.
Preparation of Trimble Geomatics Office maps, point plots.
Preparation of Autocad maps, contract exhibits (Autodesk Land Desktop 2007).
Preparation of ArcGIS maps, contract exhibits (ArcMAP 9.3).
This is a great job but my term is up at the end of this summer.
Supervisor Bill Dempsey 775-352-1242
My objectives are full time work in the surveying field.