GIS Technician

APN Software

  • Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 4 months ago
Primary Role:

Identify assets and update or create maps and customized geographic
information systems (GIS) applications and manipulate data to serve a
variety of purposes. Read and interpret maps, and as-built drawings to
locate, obtain, manipulate and understand digital land data, and manage
data entered into a GIS

Key Accountabilities:

Manage as-built plans of completed projects and update system maps.
Ability to learn and understand the basic water and wastewater network
structures as it applies to a network GIS configuration.
Responsible for reviewing engineering plans, and interpreting aerial
imagery including maps that are sometimes inaccurate. Must be able to
orient oneself within said map using GPS position, perform deadreckoning,
compare reality, GIS, GPS, & sketches and route tables to
assign the correct assets in the map to GPS positions taking.
Thoroughly review each block surveyed for items in map that are
incorrect or need to be captured. Must be attentive, noticing
missing/incorrect assets, premise, etc. Responsible for performing basic
IT troubleshooting to address typical or unexpected computer
communication problems that might affect GPS signal strength, Mobile
Broadband, Bluetooth, Networks, etc. Provide active feedback to GPS
project manager. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the technology
involved the workflow does not work with the same quality/ consistency
everywhere all the time. Responsible to adjust workflow / learn new
techniques as the process is improved through feedback.
Ability to perform these tasks while maintaining a culture of elevated
safety through risk reduction in challenging work environments including
poor weather, proximity to traffic, searching for assets in and under
landscaping and other obstructions, etc.

Education:

Associates or equivalent work experience

Knowledge:

Company standards and procedures. Knowledge of water and wastewater
construction techniques preferred. Familiar with survey GPS equipment,
ESRI Collector, RTK networks, and GNSS. Skills: ArcGIS suite of
software.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Works well within a
team, outstanding listening skills, ability to follow directions, and
good customer service skills.
Ability to learn and understand the basic water and wastewater network
structures as it applies to a network GIS configuration. Responsible for
reviewing engineering plans, and interpreting aerial imagery including
maps that are sometimes inaccurate.

Experience:

Minimum 1 year of GPS/GIS or related field work.

Travel Requirements:

Periodic local travel; occasional national travel (e.g., User's
conference, etc.)

APN Software