GIS Technician
Midwest Surveys Inc. - Calgary, AB

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About Midwest Surveys
Midwest Surveys is a company that values its people! With 65 years in the industry, we have been ranked as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada, a Top Employer in Alberta, and a top benefits provider in Canada.

Midwest Surveys is a professional land surveying firm providing Geomatics services to the oil and gas industry and municipalities through our ten offices in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC. We support local communities and are committed to providing an outstanding work environment.

About the position
As a GIS Technician, you will be responsible for production mapping, data analysis as well as the creation and maintenance of data. This position also plays a technical support in the fulfillment of internal and external survey data management and mapping systems and services. You will be working closely with Midwest Surveys’ GIS group and project managers in all ten Midwest branches. Duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Ensure client satisfaction when dealing with external projects related to mapping and digital data delivery processes;
  • Liaise between the CAD drafting and mapping staff in all offices and the GIS department;
  • Gather, manage, translate, and maintain complex survey/geographic digital data sets and have the ability to create and implement data models and GIS data structures;
  • Troubleshoot data issues and find sources of error;
  • Build, edit and structure cadastral line work as well as other survey quality data for submission to GIS databases; and
  • Maintain mapping and quality assurance/checking procedures.

What’s in it for me?

  • Competitive salary, bonuses, on-site fitness facility, employee-ownership opportunities and leading benefits;
  • Casual work atmosphere with an approachable, hands-on management team that takes time to celebrate successes; and
  • Partner with departments across the organization and gain exposure to a variety of projects in a dynamic environment.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will require a College technical diploma or a degree in GIS or mapping along with a minimum of 1 year experience in digital mapping or GIS. Experience in an oil and gas related geomatics environment is an asset. Special consideration will be given to candidates with geomatics knowledge, superior computer skills, and aptitude that may not meet the stated education, experience or competency requirements.

Key competencies

  • ArcView 9.x or above;
  • Safe FME;
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
  • Self-motivated and can work well in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Customer service orientation;
  • AutoCAD Map 2004 or above;
  • Relational database technologies such Microsoft Access or SQL Server;
  • Microsoft Office product suite including Word and Excel; and
  • Scripting languages such as VBA would be an asset.

For more information on working with Midwest Surveys or to apply for this posting online please visit the Careers section of our website.

www.midwestsurveys.com

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Midwest Surveys is a professional land surveying firm providing specialized geomatics services to the oil and gas industry. Midwest...