Organization: Garmin International
Title: Cartography Technician
Location: Olathe, KS USA
Left or right? East or west? Our cartography technicians have the know-how to make sure our products donít steer you wrong. Responsible for the attribution, maintenance and digitization of cartographic data, our technicians assist engineering in researching, defining, creating and evaluating all maps used in Garmin products. Heading out for a day on the water? Our technicians had a hand in creating that marine map. Going hiking in the Rockies? Yep, they did that too. Sightseeing on the streets of Paris? Ditto again. Our technicians maintain all of that geographic data using custom and 3rd party software so you always know where to go. Come on, what are you waiting for Ė are you ready to follow the leader?
We are looking for full-time Cartography Technicians at our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role you will be responsible for editing, manipulating and maintaining geographic data using custom and 3rd party software. Other essential functions include:
Executes tasks as directed by Team Lead or mentor
Ensure the application of appropriate cartographic specifications to the data
Help evaluate and process database updates according to established methodology
Conduct testing and evaluation of Garmin cartography products
Perform established operations for quality assurance
Fundamental understanding of Garmin's Cartography development process
Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelorís Degree in cartography or geography from a four-year college or university or 4 yearsí experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other requirements include:
Must possess a basic working knowledge and understanding of digital cartographic principles relevant to Garminís business needs
Proficient computer skills - familiarity with PC applications and Windows Operating System (OS)
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment to achieve goals and willing and able to share ideas freely and positively is highly preferred.
Full posting here: https://garmin.taleo.net/careersection/2012_garmin_cr/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000HV&tz=GMT-05%3A00