Geospatial Technician - Scion
Science New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
3d ago
  • Support high quality remote sensing research
  • Be a key member of the UAV programme,
  • 12 months fixed-term, full time position at Scion's Rotorua campus
  • Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials.

    We lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based bio-economy.

    This role will support Scion's remote sensing research and UAV programme.

    What are we looking for? As a start, w e need someone who has :

  • A relevant degree and or demonstrated experience in forestry, geospatial, remote sensing or a closely related field with solid training in geospatial products, and forestry field work.
  • An electrical background or knowledge of wiring & electronics would be advantageous along with sound quantitative, analytical and interpretative skills with an understanding of GIS, spatial data and spatial analysis.
  • Knowledge of photography, photogrammetric systems, aerial photographic techniques, GPS and GIS technology with reference to their application in the New Zealand forest industry.
  • Physically fit with a good aptitude for field-work,
  • A willingness to travel / spend time away from the office for field work, and on extended periods when required is essential and a current driver's license is essential.
  • Experience in the creation of maps and graphs using computer and GIS system software and related equipment, and the presentation of this information to users.
  • Experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, data cleaning and processing, basic point cloud classification and handling of sensor data.
  • Scion is home to creative science minds and we have a vibrant culture ensuring employees can pursue innovation and excellence in their science delivery.

    With its head office based on the edge of Rotorua's world famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion also offers an enviable working environment with excellent work / life balance initiatives.

    Rotorua is one of New Zealand's leading tourist destinations owing to its outstanding natural environment and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields.

    Scion is proud to offer :

  • Opportunities for a fulfilling career that enables outcomes for New Zealand
  • Continuous professional development; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to good Employer / EEO principles
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