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GIS Technician

Company: American Water
Location: Belleville
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Share Our Purpose. Be Yourself. Feel Valued.

People are the heart of our business. As an American Water employee, you will be offered a competitive salary and health benefits package, along with opportunities to develop, grow, and evolve your career. Our benefits packages focus on key areas such as health & wellness, emotional & well-being, and savings for current & future goals.

We are Beautifully Different. We strongly believe having diversity across our company makes us more successful and helps us provide essential services to our customers. We are stronger because we embrace different ideas, viewpoints, experiences, and backgrounds. American Water is the best choice for your next role! Click here for more information on our inclusion, diversity, and equity journey.

American Water is the best choice for your next role! With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information on American Water, visit--- amwater.com ---and follow American Water on--- Twitter ,--- Facebook ---and--- LinkedIn .

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 database.

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 dead- reckoning, 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.

    Knowledge/Skills

    • 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/Education

      • Minimum 1 year of GPS/GIS or related field work.
      • Associates degree or equivalent work experience. High School diploma/GED required.

        Travel Requirements

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

          Work Environment

          • Indoor and outdoor environment

            Short Description

            Competencies

            Champions safety
            Collaborates
            Cultivates innovation
            Customer obsessed
            Drives Results
            Nimble learning

            Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing---

            American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because they arean individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

Keywords: American Water, Belleville , GIS Technician, Professions , Belleville, Illinois

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