GIS/Mapping Technician (Gas) - Job Description (Sample)

Job Summary

Work with Gas Distribution and Transmission as-built drawings and other mapping data to post spatial database updates in the Geographic Information System (GIS). The GIS/Mapping Technician maintains, updates, and analyzes pipeline features within the database. The technician also updates and maintains operating maps and diagrams of the gas distribution and transmission systems, single-line job drawings and keeps maps and databases of gas distribution and transmission system up to date. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • Create and update records, maps and diagrams using GIS tools and databases.
  • Ensure records maps and diagrams comply with federal, state and local regulations and company requirements.
  • Input data related to specific job-site and facility information for quality assurance purposes, historical tracking, forecasting and produce reports related to job-site data using computers and various applications.
  • Review and research work assignments and projects using computers, various internal applications and websites to review.
  • Gather data related to records, maps and diagrams for specific job site projects.
  • Schedule and coordinate document distribution to meet applicable federal, state and local regulations and company requirements.
  • Research and prioritize documents for data input.
  • Use computer and other methods and tools for file management of job plans, records, maps, diagrams and other documents.


  • BA/BS Degree from accredited college in GIS, Geography, Engineering, or other related discipline. BA/BS in unrelated field with a GIS certificate is acceptable.
    • 1+ year of Gas or Utility operations related experience.
    • OR Must possess significant relevant field or industry experience, or its equivalent in training and education, for example: a relevant 2-year technical degree, a relevant technical/trade school certificate, a bachelor’s degree, 2 years of experience in a classification in Exhibit A, or 2 years of experience with mapping, GIS, drafting, estimating, computers or CAD.
  • Must possess a valid (State) Driver’s License on day 1 of employment
  • Must be able to wear company provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to drive safely in all weather and road conditions
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, extended hours, nights, weekends, and/or overtime (scheduled or ad hoc)Demonstrate experience using a Pipeline Open
  • Data Standard (PODS) Pipeline Data Model with GIS.
  • Demonstrate experience using Pipeline Features Lists (PFLs).
  • Demonstrated experience using ESRI ArcGIS 10x to develop, edit, and maintain spatial data from engineering as-built drawings.
  • Experience with using Microstation to update and maintain maps and diagrams for engineering or construction related projects.
  • Understanding of geographic data types (land base, imagery, gas utility infrastructure, etc.).
  • Ability to perform basic queries (spatial and non-spatial).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products- Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and SharePoint.
  • Demonstrated experience or exposure using SAP.

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