Title: GIS Data Field Technician
Location: Springfield, MA
UDC is seeking Field Technicians to collect field asset information for a project throughout Springfield, MA area. This project is scheduled to run through December 2021. Qualified seniors are welcome and encouraged to apply. If you enjoy working independently in the great outdoors, this is a great opportunity for you!
What you will do
Our Field Technicians drive company vehicles, work independently, and travel extensively throughout the electric utility service area. They use a handheld computers to record data while verifying current GIS data in the field and collecting additional asset information, including photos and GPS locations of poles. They sometimes use other equipment and tools, such as a laser measuring device, GPS device, camera, tripod, azimuth tool, binoculars, shovel, or hammer. Qualified candidates are expected to perform daily online data transfers and tracking. No overnight travel/stays are required.
Safety awareness and practice is a key component of this job, and adherence to safety requirements is expected, including completing a Safety Tailboard Inspection daily and safety issue reporting to supervisors.
After completing the initial training, Field Technicians are incentivized to earn additional compensation by increasing their production rate while maintaining accuracy standards and minimizing error rates.
What we look for from you
Current, valid U.S. State driver license and good driving record
Must pass a DMV background check
Drug screening required
Previous field experience preferred but not required
Ability to work outdoors self-managed environment
Strong attention to detail
Sound judgement and dependability
Strong communication skills
Must be computer literate with the ability to transfer and upload files
Proficient knowledge of Esri, ArcGIS software, and Microsoft Office products is a plus
Knowledge of electric facilities desired but not required
Physical Demands: Field Technicians are frequently required to walk/hike long distance in rugged terrain; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand or frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: Field Technicians are constantly exposed to outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold. In rural environments, they may occasionally be exposed to high, precarious places and various forms of wildlife, including bears, snakes, spiders, and ticks. The noise level in the work environment is usually in urban environments, the employee is occasionally exposed to hard to access properties, traffic, interaction with private landowners and dogs.
Why you should bring your career to UDC
UDC is a growing organization in technology, recognition and breadth, and we offer outstanding growth opportunities for you. Our culture of teamwork and team building promotes the development of our employees helping you to learn by example and providing opportunities to lead and excel to the next level. We are dedicated to investing in you and encourage a healthy work/life balance. UDC takes pride in offering a high-quality benefits package to all our employees.
Our Benefits at a glance
Medical / Dental / Vision
401K & Employer Match
Paid Time Off (includes vacation and sick time)
Long Term and Short-Term Disability (Employer Paid)
Basic Term Life and AD&D (Employer Paid)
Voluntary Term Life and AD&D
Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance
Gym Reimbursement Program
$20-$25/hour, depending on experience. After 6 weeks of training and field collection, compensation will move to 100% Piece Rate.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary
To apply, please email [email protected] with your resume!
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