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NW Natural

Portland,  Oregon
GIS Technician

The Role:

Maintains and updates engineering records through operation of a GIS, or computer mapping system.

Day to Day:

  • Reads and interprets construction data and sketches, and verifies and ensures accuracy.
  • Enters data into system.
  • Generates maps.
  • Verifies and revises engineering records.
  • Researches and retrieves current and archived data from multiple internal and external sources.
  • Maps mains and services.
  • Creates updates and modifies geographic features in the mapping system.
  • Organizes files, documents, maps, and drawings.
  • Generates and maintains basic reports and spreadsheets.
  • Trains, assists, and provides feedback to less-experienced workers at the direction of supervisor, which may include providing feedback to supervisor on progress of training.
  • Suggests program enhancements to increase efficiency.
  • Performs other tasks as required in General Task Bar #3, with training as needed.
  • Acts and communicates in a professional, respectful, and cooperative manner in connection with all activities associated with NW Natural.
  • Follows supervisory instructions and is flexible and adaptable to changing conditions and expectations.
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.

Demonstrates the Company’s core values and complies with all Company policies and procedures.
Come on your first day with:

  • Associate’s degree in GIS, geospatial sciences, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Experience with ArcGIS or other computer mapping system required.
  • Ability to interpret and produce maps, drawings, and records using engineering standards.
  • Ability to visualize and understand drawings and design concepts.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Advanced reading skills.
  • Advanced ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Data entry skills of 6,000 kph with 90% accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate with employees and customers to answer questions or resolve issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, apply procedures in sequence, and work in a structured team environment.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  • Sustained sitting for 6-8 hours per day, hand/finger dexterity, and ability to grasp, bend, lift, reach, and stoop.
  • Near vision and color discrimination abilities.

Qualification Period: 6 months

What we offer:

Work Life Balance -

  • 10 paid holiday and 3 floating holidays.
  • 3 weeks paid parental leave
  • Green Team / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council / Safety Team / Women’s Network
  • Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
  • Start with 16 PTO Days

Financial -

  • Generous 401K company contribution and match.
  • 15% Discount on ESPP
  • Wellness incentive program

Discounts -

  • 20% off natural gas service
  • Up to 30% discount at NW Natural Appliance Center
  • TRI Met Pass for all HQ employees
  • Generous discounts with Verizon & AT&T Wireless

Hourly Rate: $31.33



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