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Organization: American Water
Title: GIS Technician
Location: Creve Coeur, Missouri
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-02-20

Position Description:

GIS Technician – American Water – St. Louis, MO

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

The GIS Technician will be primarily responsible for gathering asset data using GNSS/GPS units, and training others in the use of asset data collection using GNSS/GPS.
Once gathered, the data will be converted, analyzed and pulled into reports to support the efforts of Missouri American Water’s GIS department.
The GIS Technician will also have the responsibility of preparing and updating maps and exhibits with GIS data sets, maintaining utility asset records and using GIS data, applications and tools to identify and solve problems for the engineering and operations department.
Data and Assets gathered, tracked and updated in the system will be relative to new subdivisions, developments, capital improvement projects, zoning requirements and other projects and coverages where American Water is involved.
The GIS Technician will utilize GIS for the analysis of spatial data, perform routine analyses optimizing use of various company data sets, and perform limited research using government or other outside sources as directed by his or her supervisor to support the needs of engineering and operations. You will be required to present results through clear, concise thematic maps with well-documented sources and metadata. Understanding of GIS software, geocoding techniques, data model formats, and data conversion practices.

Experience and Education:
• Associate's degree or equivalent course work at a technical or vocational school, in geographic information systems, geography, planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, computer science, or a related field.

• 1-5 years of experience in analytical and development functions of integrated GIS applications, preferably in a utility environment.

• GNSS Collection and Training.

To apply, visit www.amwater.com. Requisition #70882


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