Job Title:  Mapping Technician

Location:  North Adams, MA


Primary Job Responsibilities                     


Col-East International Limited is an established, dynamic and expanding company at the forefront of the aerial survey industry in New England. The enthusiastic and dedicated team has a wealth of experience in the acquisition, processing and application of a range of aerial survey data, in particular aerial photography and topographic mapping. Col-East also specialises in the creation of mapping data for airports, engineers and surveyors.  The Mapping Technician role, is a trainee role is within our experienced production team.

We are looking for a talented, hardworking individual to join our company to help us with our continuing provision of world class data and services to our growing customer base.  In return we can offer opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career. Knowledge and experience of surveying is preferred but on the job training will also be given.  The role will also require flexible working at weekends, and will include operating aerial survey equipment during aerial survey flights.

Col-East has an enviable reputation in region for the production of high quality mapping products for clients that include government and commercial customers.  Following several successful years and some recent changes we need to expand our team to meet the growing demand for our products and services.

So, would you like to join our team?  

 Responsibilities associated with this post will include:

  • Working as part of the production team on the processing and manipulation of aerial photography and other survey data

  • Integrating and processing multiple survey, CAD and GIS data types

  • Processing data within AutoCAD

  • Operating the aerial survey equipment in flight

  • Operating the aerial film scanner

  • Work with the production team to help develop new and innovative methods and processes to generate efficiencies in time and costs within the production department. 

  • Developing your own skills in CAD and GIS.


 Essential Criteria

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD

  • Good communication, presentation and time keeping skills

  • Self-motivated and organised individual

  • Ability to work to strict deadlines

  • A desire to develop your career by learning on the job as part of a team

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel and Word)

Desirable Skills

  • At least one years’ experience working in a survey environment

  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a surveying related discipline, IT or computing preferably experience of CAD

  • Knowledge/experience of GIS

  • Programming and software engineering skills



Full time post, based in North Adams, MA, US.

Competitive salary based on experience.

Includes a Pension and Life, health and dental Insurance Scheme and up to 15 days holiday per annum.


Equal Opportunities                      

Col-East International is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.



Please email a CV and covering letter to:


Col-East International Ltd. P.O. Box 347, Harriman & West Airport, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247