The Engineering GIS Technician 1 is responsible for updating the land base and utility facilities in the GIS database. The Engineering GIS Technician will input data, as well as integrating outside data into the existing GIS database, so that it is organized in a manner that can be used throughout the company. The Engineering GIS Technician will also produce hard copy maps, diagrams, and reports for crews and offices.
Primary Position Responsibilities
As-built construction – modify original designs to match as-built, update graphical and equipment attributes data for changes to electric facilities.
Prepares CAD detail plan and profiles for construction projects.
Data Development – create and/or update existing information within the GIS system using the proper coordinate system and units that will correspond to the CoServ mapping system while creating and maintaining corresponding metadata.
Produces quality cartographic maps for crew, departments, and office personnel.
Files, updates, and maintains subdivision plat data.
Uses GPS equipment in the field to collect utility facility and other map information.
Integrates outside data with GIS database.
Complies with established CoServ safety and operating rules, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting unsafe practices to a supervisor.
Complies with established CoServ Information Security Handbook, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting suspected information security incidents to Tech Support.
Secondary Position Responsibilities
Attends training on GIS, CAD, GPS and other systems.
Maintain plotter and keep in working order; replace pens or ink cartridges and paper in plotter.
Follows internal company procedures for forwarding records, documents and information to other departments and personnel.
Field checks problems.
Understands and follows various software and machine manuals such as GIS, CAD, and GPS manuals.
Notifies Supervisor of issues with GIS/Designer.
Education and Certifications Required
High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalency.
BS Degree in geographical information systems, geography, mapping, information systems, engineering or related field or relevant experience in GIS and/or mapping.
Education and Certifications Preferred
1 – 2 years of verifiable GIS experience
1 year of experience with ESRI Software
1 year of experience with Schneider Arc FM software.
Experience with Milsoft’s WindMil and LightTable software.
Knowledge of electrical utility systems.
Skills and Abilities Required
Understanding of basic GIS principles and practices.
Ability to operate office machinery, such as copier, fax machine and personal computer.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access).
Excellent grammar and composition skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Operates office equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, etc.
Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
Ability to sit for long periods of time
Resides within 5 minutes from service area for response time
Works both in the office and outdoors
Works in areas with possible exposure to poison oak, poison ivy, and insect stings
CoServ is an electric and gas distribution company serving North Texas since 1937. Doing business as CoServ Electric since 1998, we now have over 9,800 miles of electric infrastructure serving more than 221,000 meters across Denton, Collin, Cooke, Grayson, Tarrant and Wise counties. Our natural gas affiliate, CoServ Gas, was established in 1998 and serves more than 113,000 gas meters in Denton, Collin and Kaufman counties.
North Texas is growing, and so is CoServ. We value innovative and dedicated Employees and are committed to providing them with a stable work environment filled with opportunities to learn and grow. Guided by our Core Values—Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Safety—we serve each other as we serve our Members and Customers. We offer a wide variety of careers—from Customer Care Representatives and Billing Clerks to Linemen and Engineers. CoServ is a company you can believe in.
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