GIS Data Technician and Aerial Sensor Operator

GIS Data Technician and Aerial Sensor Operator

  • Posted by MG UG
  • On March 3, 2021
  • Temporary
  • Winnipeg

Taiga Aerial Intelligence

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Technical degree/diploma/certificate or equivalent in geomatics or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of technical experience
  • Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Valid First Aid Training at time of hire

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Data Technician

  • Complete all training to company standards with detail and accuracy
  • Maintain knowledge base and expand Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities
  • Create and edit GIS products in multiple formats and mapping conventions.
  • Aerial data collection (rotary, fixed wing and UAV)
  • Product management from acquisition to deliverable
  • Assist with project bidding and estimating
  • Build and manage GIS databases and imagery data sets
  • Manage vendors for all GIS software and equipment
  • Present/demonstrate products and services to clients
  • Consult with clients on their GIS specifications
  • Participate in team and independent based work
  • Customer service skills – in person, phone and via email
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Special Projects and other duties as assigned

Aerial Sensor Operator

  • Survey/Thermal Camera Operator
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and proficiency on all cameras and systems
  • Generate and manage flight plans for aerial survey operations
  • Manage all data collection and quality control
  • GIS Mapping – using programs such as Map Source, DNR Garmin and QGIS
  • GPS theoretical and practical knowledge
  • Field work or outdoor skills, extended periods away from base
  • Scheduled and on-call availability from Apr – Sept

Working Conditions / Environment

  • Deployment, domestic and international
  • Regularly deployed to remote locations

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Irregular work hours during periods of field deployment
  • Field deployments of up to 30 consecutive days
  • Extended periods of flight operations

Reference ID: GIS 2021

Application deadline: 2021-03-27

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $48,168.00-$58,871.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations:
Our operations are deemed Essential Services. COVID protocols in place for all operations in accordance with Transport Canada and CARAC guide lines.


  • GIS: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Unrestricted passport and drivers license (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Required)

Work remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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