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GIS/GPS Quality Control Technician in Canonsburg, PA at NiSource

Date Posted: 8/1/2018

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Job Description


Summary:  This position is part of a geographically dispersed and cross-functional team that has the responsibility for the continuous development, data delivery and quality assurance, execution and improvement of work activities as well as processes which directly support NiSource's GPS Precision Data Program. This program is directly linked to the upgrading and enhancement of NiSource gas facility records through the Program while improving damage prevention from third party excavation damage.

Key Results

  • Promotes a positive, continuous improvement environment with strong emphasis on the safe and reliable delivery of energy services at highest value for the customer
  • Competent, well-trained  technician who promotes a high standard of work,  engaging inclusively and diversely across the team and Company workforce
  • Follows and assist in ensuring that organizational guidelines are met with safe/efficient high quality execution that complies with policies, practices, standards, and applicable codes
  • Supports and performs accurate, timely and quality assurance through the posting/recording of natural gas facilities records through GPS Program collection activities within Company¿s mapping system
  • Meets or exceeds internal/external, customer and organizational expectations through productivity, high performance, balanced operational consistency and exceptional quality of work standards
  • Demonstrates a high level of collaboration, best practice sharing and credibility amongst internal and external partners that supports successful delivery of Company goals


  • Performs and supports with excellence daily Program activities (i.e. QA/QC, GPS collection feedback reports for partners, mapping services, record investigations, Program analysis, etc.)
  • Positively works as a team instilling a sense of exceptional collaboration, industry leadership, continuous improvement, customer focus, and process ownership
  • Works with leadership to continuously develop and grow through knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Build and strengthen collaborative partnerships with areas such as Center of Excellence, Distribution Ops, Program partners, Field Operations, Construction, IT and other functions to support and meet Company strategic business goals and objectives
  • Ensures Program data is reviewed, updated, completed and accurately maintained with exceptional quality and timeliness
  • Participates in routine best practice sharing that produces value added solutions, innovations and and/or continuous improvement results
  • Contributes information to leadership that produces meaningful summaries of Program value such as accuracy, earned value, productivity, project status, and cost/benefit-related metrics
  • Collaboratively participates in  identification, assessment and execution of ongoing process improvement opportunities in terms of user experience, equipment/software functionality, quality and productivity appropriately making recommendations to leadership
  • Supports delivery of technical support and training for Program users as applicable
  • Ensure the GIS data structure and data quality support the effective use of spatial data in applications throughout the enterprise
  • Follows and assures compliance with proposed designs, company standards and other applicable guidelines and codes
  • Supports implementation actions and processes to ensure the safe, reliable and high value delivery of service to customers
  • Actively updates leadership on any known professional/technical developments and emerging related technologies relevant to the Program
  • Compliance with standard operating practices, policies and procedures

Selection Criteria

Required for Selection:

  •  Minimum Associates Degree education in geography, GIS, survey, cartography, engineering, computer science, or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum of two (2) years' experience in gas operations, utility damage prevention, utility mapping, GIS, field mapping, GPS data production or equivalent professional experience
  • Proficiency in digital mapping/GIS software (e.g. ESRI, ArcFM, MicroStation, AutoCAD)
  • Proven effectiveness in a geographically dispersed and cross functional workforce, as well as in field operations

Preferred for Selection:

  • Gas utility damage prevention, utility locating, gas plant/service/transmission operations experience
  • Advanced education in engineering, project management, computer science, cartography, survey, GIS, information technology, or business related discipline
  • Knowledge of company and gas utility industry codes, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures
  • Working knowledge of other Company support systems (e.g. WMS, WOMS, DIS)
  • Advanced level in Microsoft Suite
  • Analysis and process automation experience (Python, Model Builder, Java, C++, Visual Basic, SQL)

Education Level

Required for Selection:

  • Associates Degree education in geography, GIS, survey, cartography, engineering, computer science, or other relevant discipline

 Preferred for Selection:

  • GIS Certification
  • PMP Certification
Other Information

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at before Wednesday,  August 29th, 2018.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.


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