• GIS Analyst

    Job Locations US-CA-Bakersfield
    Internal Title
    GIS Analyst II
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
  • Company Bio


    Applus+ is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies with its North American headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, USA. We provide specialized non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services, located in the center of numerous unique industries which provides our employees with a broad range of experience.


    We provide NDT, engineering, manpower and inspection services in all aspects of the aerospace, power, and oil and gas industries, including exploration, transmission, refining, and storage facilities.


    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

    Position Purpose

    • The main function of the GIS Analyst II is to assist in the development and general maintenance of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and provide high quality, timely reports to clients.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist with the continuous development, operations, and maintenance of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 
    • Generate time sensitive GIS reports for clients. 
    • Review incoming data for accuracy, quality, and completeness. 
    • Responsible for compiling mapping projects and delivering finished product to users and assisting users with the use of GIS products and GPS equipment. 
    • Enter new map data by direct input of coordinate information.
    • Assist in the preparation of mapping requests for clients. 
    • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Practices per company policy. 
    • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by management.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Not Applicable

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Computer literate in relevant systems, ESRI, ArcGIS desktop.
    • Entry level capable of basic level data processing tasks and simple analysis.
    • Experience using Trimble Geo products.
    • Experience using Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel.
    • Ability to multitask, prioritize multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently with little need for direction.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate with others in a pleasant manner.
    • Field data collection experience using Trimble GPS software/equipment is a plus.
    • Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Maintain a strong customer service focus.
    • Ability to multi-task by prioritizing workload and shifting attention among changing priorities.
    • Logical and analytical with good problem solving skills.
    • Ability to function under pressure in a highly dynamic environment.
    • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
    • Possess excellent communication skills to convey information to customers and colleagues effectively, verbally and written. 
    • Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
    • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.

    Education and Work Experience

    • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • 2-5 years of work experience in relevant systems, or education / certification combined equivalent
    • Prior experience in related field/industry highly desired. 

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program. 

    Physical Activities and Requirements

    • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
    • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
    • The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
    • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
    • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
    • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
    • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
    • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
    • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
    • The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted
    • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
    • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
    • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
    • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
    • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
    • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another
    • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles
    • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling
    • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
    • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
    • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound
    • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
    • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.
    • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

    Working Conditions

    • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
    • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces
    • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud when working on project site.
    • Overtime required during the week and weekend with work volume
    • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 25% of the time.


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