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GIS Technician

Hawaiian Electric Company

Job detailsSalary$29.73 – $37.14 an hourJob TypeFull-timeBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionOn-the-job trainingOpportunities for advancementFull Job DescriptionWe recognize our competitive advantage – our people. We believe in our people, who share our vision of meeting the needs of our employees, customers, and communities and who carry out the continued success of the company.
Our employees are committed to the company’s foundational values: integrity, excellence, teamwork, environmental stewardship, and community commitment. In turn, we invest in our employees, providing opportunities for challenge and advancement and offering a competitive compensation package.
BRIEF POSTING DESCRIPTION:The P RT GEOSPATIAL OPERATIONS Department of the P GEOSPATIAL AND ASSET DATA OPS Division at Hawaiian Electric Company has 1 Bargaining Unit vacancy available. This position may be filled on Oahu, Maui, or Hawaii Island. (Role: NON-EXEMPT)
JOB FUNCTION:Performs system updates and drawings in connection with proposed and as-built changes in the system facilities of Hawaiian Electric across three counties using Geospatial Information System (GIS) and Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems. Maintains geospatial and other electric system records, as assigned. Prepares representations of utility data and ensures it is accurately entered into the GIS database.
FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBLITIES:Fundamental Responsibilities:

Creates, updates, and maintains system facility maps and other drawings such as switching diagrams, single-line diagrams, Load Dispatch boards, and other related maps/records across all service territories related to Geospatial Operations core eGIS data, as assigned.
Establishes and enforces the required standards for connectivity, CIS data, GIS/SAP linking, device/structure numbering, etc. across all service territories.
Ensures accuracy of the GIS data model (connectivity, ownership, and attribute data) that feeds multiple programs (OMS, SAP, etc.) used for system maintenance, planning, operation, and analysis across all service territories.
Coordinates with the Asset Data Operations team to generate integrated SAP data such as functional locations, nodes, etc. as it relates to proposed installations and identify issues associated with existing SAP/CIS data.
Coordinates geospatial data and updates asset attributes, locations, and customer information with internal departments and divisions to further the goals of the Company through efficient, consistent, and reliable information.
Acts as the subject matter expert for all GIS inquiries, requests, and changes to ensure system integrity.
Regularly applies and maintains quality assurance and quality control audits on eGIS core data through the operation of GIS, CADD, and other related programs for job specific data.
Troubleshoots issues facing data collection or production related to eGIS data. Verifies accuracy of Geospatial Operations data on drawings, identifies inaccuracies, and reports discrepancies to the appropriate individual.
Assists and performs in the testing of new applications or existing tools before enhancements or fixes are incorporated into Geospatial Operations and/or Asset Data Operations production systems.
Responsible for performing field checks of equipment installations and changes to validate operating maps and drawings on an independent or assisted basis.
Coordinates with Designers and Engineers in the preparation of detailed drawings for shop fabrication or field installations utilizing drawings, sketches, manufacturers literature, and written or verbal instructions. Creates special ad-hoc maps, graphs, and charts.
Applies underground and overhead Company standards to create, prepare, and revise detailed drawings and instructions for field installations of underground and overhead lines, vaults, switching equipment and other construction as required.
Categorizes drawings and maps by geographic areas and/or electrical grid locations. Scans files into electronic file system and indexes with keywords/substations/numbers, etc.

Other Responsibilities:

Participates in Company emergency response activities as assigned, including any activities required to prepare for such emergency response.
Operates Company vehicle, as required.
Performs similar and incidental duties as required.


Must pass the Edison Electric Institute Technician Occupations Selection System (TECH).

Note: Employees who have taken and passed the Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) do not need to take the TECH.

Ability to identify and distinguish the difference between colors, including shades, hues, and tints.
Must have or be able to qualify for a State of Hawaii drivers license. Must meet the standards for frequent or required driving positions stated in the Hiring Standards for Required Driving Positions policy. These standards may be adjusted periodically to meet business and safety objectives.

Must have successfully completed a two-year GIS curriculum at the community college level or higher; or earned a GIS certificate; or have equivalent on-the-job training or equivalents.
Experience within an electrical utility is highly desirable.
Drafting experience is desirable.

Role: Non-ExemptNumber of Vacancies: 1Work Schedule: Monday FridayWork Hours: 7:00 am – 3:30 pmLunch: 30 MinutesLocation: Oahu, Maui, or Hawaii IslandWage: $29.73 $37.14
About Hawaiian Electric CompaniesHawaiian Electric Companies provide electricity and services to 95 percent of the state’s 1.4 million residents. The company is also one of the state’s leading employers and a major contributor and supporter of community and educational programs.
The demand for power that has fueled the growth of the Hawaiian Islands has been met by Hawaiian Electric Companies for well over a century. And as the next millennium unfolds, the company is committed to providing quality service and seeking clean local energy sources to power generations of Hawaii families and businesses to come. Visit us at
Interested individuals should apply online. The application must clearly indicate the demonstrated experience/knowledge/skills/abilities the candidate possesses which specifically qualifies him/her for the position.
Should there be no candidates with this experience, the company may consider applicants without such experience who meet the knowledge/skill requirements. If such a candidate is hired, he or she will initially be placed on a development plan commensurate with his/her education and experience level.
Applicant CertificationBy submitting an application for the position, candidates:1. Authorize the Hawaiian Electric Companies to confirm all statements contained in the application and/or any materials submitted and made a part of the application as they relate to the position and to the extent permitted by law;2. Authorize and consent to, without reservation, the Hawaiian Electric Companies sharing any and all information regarding previous or present employment, educational training or personal information from their records and from any other source with the hiring department or subsidiary company;3. Release, discharge, and hold harmless, Hawaiian Electric Companies, from any and all liability for any damage which may be claimed as a result of furnishing such information to the hiring department or subsidiary company;4. Authorizes release and transfer of all personnel records to be maintained by the hiring company in the event of an inter-company transfer; and5. Authorize, direct, and consent to Hawaiian Electric Companies and/or its authorized agents to conduct investigations into candidates’ background. These investigations may include, but are not limited to searches for information about applicants; record of criminal convictions to the extent permitted by law, education records, professional certifications, personal character references, and employment history.
EEO StatementHawaiian Electric Companies is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. We actively seek diversity among our employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity/expression), ancestry/national origin, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws. We further encourage individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.
Hawaiian Electric Companies complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any request for reasonable accommodation needed during the application process should be communicated by the candidate to the HR Service Center at (808) 543-4848.
Affiliate DisclaimerHawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Maui Electric Company, and Hawaii Electric Light (Company) are Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) regulated companies. The disclosure relating to Affiliate Transaction Requirements that follows is made pursuant to the PUCs Decision and Order No. 35962, issued on December 19, 2018, and subsequently modified by Order No. 36112, issued on January 24, 2019 in Docket No. 2018-0065.
By submitting your application, you understand and acknowledge that, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate, said Affiliate will be required to make a one-time payment to the Company in an amount up to twenty-five percent (25%) of your base annual compensation.
In addition, if you are hired by the Company and subsequently transferred, assigned or otherwise employed by an Affiliate or an Affiliate-Related Entity, for a period of one year, you cannot appear in negotiations or otherwise interact directly with the Company or work on the same matter that you worked on while with the Company.
Affiliate is defined as any person or entity that possesses an affiliate interest in a utility as defined by section 269-19.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), including a utilitys parent holding company, except as otherwise provided by HRS section 269-19.5(h).
Affiliate-Related Entity is defined as a third party that provides electricity-related services in a regulated utilitys service territory that has a material financial, operational, or ownership interest with an unregulated affiliate of the utility and of whom the utility has reasonable knowledge.
For a current list of all Affiliates and Affiliate-Related Entities, please see:
This list may be amended, updated or revised from time to time without notice.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $29.73 – $37.14 per hourHiring InsightsJob activityPosted 30+ days ago

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