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Cartography Technician

Job in Olathe - Johnson County - KS Kansas - USA
Company: Garmin
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-06-06
Job specializations:
  • IT/Tech
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description - Cartography Technician 1 (21000KV) Job DescriptionCartography Technician 1-21000KV Description

We are seeking a full-time Cartography Technician 1 at our world headquarters in the Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for the attribution, processing and maintenance of cartographic data. Participate in the evaluation of map data and execution of Quality Assurance processes on maps produced for use in GARMIN products. Other essential functions include:

  • Executes tasks as directed by Team Lead or mentor

  • Edit, manipulate and maintain geographic data using custom and 3rd party software

  • Ensure the application of appropriate cartographic specifications to the data

  • Help evaluate and process database updates according to established methodology

  • Conduct testing and evaluation of Garmin cartography products

  • Perform established operations for quality assurance

  • Fundamental understanding of Garmin's Cartography development process

  • Demonstrates ability to complete well defined basic tasks

  • Identifies and resolves basic issues/risk using proper cartographic techniques

  • Learns, understands and applies established processes to daily tasks

  • Follow specific, detailed instructions

  • Function both as a team member and as an independent professional

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

  • Maintains focus on continuous improvement

  • Qualifications

    Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in cartography or geography from a four year college or university or 4 years experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other qualifications include:

  • Excellent academics

  • Must possess a basic working knowledge and understanding of digital cartographic principles relevant to Garmin’s business needs

  • Proficient computer skills - familiarity with PC applications and Windows Operating System (OS)

  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment

  • Ability to work and thrive in a growing technical environment.

  • Good interpersonal and technical communication skills

  • Desirable Qualifications:

  • Understands and follows Garmin’s Mission Statement and Quality Policy

  • Fundamental understanding of Garmin’s Cartography development process

  • Ability to use production tools

  • Willing and able to share ideas freely and positively

  • Understand the importance of thoroughly documenting work in an organized manner

  • Maintains focus on continuous improvement

  • Accepts feedback related to areas of growth or improvement

  • Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.



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