MCA Seeks Lead Geospatial Technician

Lead Geospatial Technician

Job Description

The geospatial lead technician will have successfully demonstrated working knowledge and experience across the spectrum of photogrammetric processes including mission planning, aerial triangulation, stereo compilation, cartographic edit and orthoimagery production. A background working with lidar and GIS is also required.  A successful candidate will have a four-year degree in a related field, and at least seven years of experience within the profession. Full time residence in the Seattle metropolitan area is required.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the production processes for various types of geospatial data production projects
  • Work with other management staff to identify best practices
  • Maintain project progress details using established company project management process

 Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and organizational skills
  • Willingness to work extended hours as needed

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, survey technology or related field
  • Familiar with basic survey practices
  • Advanced understanding of photogrammetric processes including mission planning, aerotriangulation, stereo compilation, orthorectification and cartographic map production.
  • 7 -10+ years of broad and varied geospatial production experience
  • Experience with planning, processing, classification, edit, QC and deliverable preparation of lidar data
  • Experience with Terrasolid, LP360 or other production lidar suite. Comfortable managing point cloud data
  • Demonstrated working experience with ArcGIS (preferred) and/or packages with geoprocessing/geodatabase capabilities; comfort with attribute management, processing and manipulation

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more professional or technical license or certifications (PLS/RLS, RPP, CP, GISP, CMS, CPT, PMP)
  • Experience with application development using Python, VB, C++, etc.
  • Experience with building and flying UAS, and processing the associated data
  • Experience in geospatial sales, either in a seller/doer role, or in a supporting role through mission planning, estimation and proposal production
  • Experience managing teams of technicians

Miller Creek Aerial Mapping has a policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons, and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

MCA Seeks Geospatial Technician

Geospatial Technician

Job Description

The geospatial technician will have successfully demonstrated basic knowledge of photogrammetric processes including mission planning, aerial triangulation, stereo compilation, cartographic edit and orthoimagery production.  A background working with lidar and GIS is preferred.  This position requires excellent stereo vision acuity.  Full time residence in the Seattle metropolitan area is required.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities

  • Work with production lead on various types of geospatial data production projects
  • Work with other management staff to identify best practices
  • Maintain project progress details using established company project management process
  • Stereo compilation using DAT/EM, Intergraph and Inpho software packages
  • Assist the marketing department in preparing estimates

 Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-starter needing little supervision
  • Good communications skills with other staff and manager
  • Willingness to work extended hours as needed
  • Ability to detect issues early and work to resolve them

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of photogrammetric processes including mission planning, aerotriangulation, stereo compilation, orthorectification and cartographic map production.
  • 1 + years of varied geospatial production experience
  • Experience with ArcGIS (preferred) and/or packages with geoprocessing/geodatabase capabilities; comfort with attribute management, processing and manipulation
  • Experience with CAD packages (MicroStation and/or AutoCad)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional or technical license or certification (CPT)
  • Experience with Lidar data classification, manipulation and deliverable generation
  • Experience in QC
  • Experience with UAS operations or data processing

Miller Creek Aerial Mapping has a policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons, and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

The FAA announced this morning implementation of an unmanned aircraft (UAS) registration process that will go into effect December 21, 2015.  The rule requires registration of small UAS weighing between 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and 55 pounds (approximately 25 kilograms) including payloads.  

This requirement affects all UAS owners age 13 and up, including hobbyists.  Owners of small UAS who have operated exclusively as model aircraft can delay their registration until February 19, 2016, but all others must register their aircraft prior to the aircraft's first outdoor flight.

The FAA press release can be found here, and the full 211 page rule can be found at this link


Miller Creek Makes a Move

Although we loved the Seahurst neighborhood of our first office location, we outgrew that space and have moved.  Since Monday, November 2, we have been operating out of our new office located at 19550 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188.  Come visit us!


Miller Creek Aerial Mapping Certified as King County Small Contractor and Supplier Firm

Miller Creek Aerial Mapping, LLC (MCA) is proud to announce that King County, Washington has certified us for participation in their Small Contractor and Supplier program.  

The certification is part of King County's Contracting Opportunities Program.  Participation in the program provides benefits through the receipt of additional award points when the County is making consulting award decisions.  To remain eligible for participation in the program, MCA's owners, Jim Schulz and Jeff Kenner, are required to complete 15 hours of business training during the first year of enrollment.

MCA has already completed two projects for King County's Water and Land Resources division, and is currently the QA/QC contractor for the County's Regional 2015 Orthophoto program.  This certification will help MCA maintain its relationship with the County, and should make MCA look more favorable as a potential subcontractor for various King County engineering and planning projects.

Miller Creek Aerial Mapping, LLC Selected as King County Orthophoto QA/QC Contractor

Miller Creek Aerial Mapping, LLC (MCA) of Burien, Washington has been selected by King County to be the Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Data Acceptance Testing (DAT) contractor in support of its 2015 Digital Orthophotography for the Western Regional Puget Sound Area in Washington State project.  King County is taking the lead for a consortium of more than 100 regional stakeholders in managing this project covering nearly 3,900 square miles. 

Working as an active partner with King County and selected acquisition contractor, GeoTerra, Inc., MCA will prepare a detailed plan identifying the methods and criteria to be used for quality checks and acceptance/rejection testing of deliverables.  MCA will perform review of the flight and survey control plans, acquired imagery, aerotriangulation, orthophoto deliverables and potential supplemental deliverables.  Project completion is expected in early 2016.

King County Regional Orthophoto Extents by Resolution