Presidential Mandate to digitize soil maps in the U.S. and Pacific Basin. Created new jobs in the area and motivation.
Cartographic Technician (Former Employee) – Bozeman, MT – October 20, 2018
Typical day was different than the day before. I learned how to communicate technical responsibilities to teams, scientists, and upper level management on a consistent basis. I learned what employees were looking for to keep motivated. I learned and instructed team to learn four different geospatial software programs.
Managed by soil scientists for delivery of digital databases for on-line distribution. Hired employees who were usually at work, but back to college within 6 months. Hardest part of job was keeping up with the sort of ebb and flow of workload capacity needed to achieve production goals. Most enjoyable were certification activities, communications, meetings with other groups for quality control processes, and technical involvement in yearly production goals.
Engaging, challenging, rewarding and beyond anything I ever expected in terms of a job
Too much to do at times. Equipment was old, and work areas were sufficient but very old.