Job description

First Base Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of J.D. Barnes Limited, provides custom mapping and land base data for the private and public sectors involved in planning, design, and the management of land related activities. We are experts in utilizing aerial photography and sophisticated interpretative equipment in the production of topographic mapping, orthophoto mapping, flood plain mapping, utility base mapping and thematic mapping.

First Base Solutions Inc. is currently recruiting for an Aerial Camera Operator/Mapping Technologist for our aircraft. Due to Government and Health regulations and the nature of the work, only applications from fully vaccinated individuals against COVID-19 will be accepted.


· Responsible for the operation of our large format Vexcel Digital Cameras while onboard our Cesena 414, 182 and 206 aircraft and as required, for the purpose of producing aerial photogrammetry products.

· Responsible for operating the Applanix POS Track GNSS-Aided Inertial Direct Georeferencing and the advanced Flight Management Systems

· Conducting image quality control in the field and office

· Responsible for file management and the transfer of image and supporting data between the aircraft and office

· Assisting with aerial photo flight planning, pre-mission planning for specific project requirements and weather monitoring

· Regular maintenance, transportation, troubleshooting (with guidance) and assisting with the installation of the camera equipment (55kg)

· Setting up and operating GNSS base stations, collection of ground control and file management


· Orthophoto quality control and processing

· Assisting with DTM assembly and colour balancing as well as fixes and edits to orthophotos


· Valid G Driver’s License and Valid Canadian Passport

· Immunizations are mandatory as required by the travel destination; this includes but is not limited to the COVID-19 vaccine

· Experience with Microsoft Excel, MicroStation, Photoshop and ArcMap for GIS applications

· Ability to work for extended periods in a moving aircraft

· Ability to travel and work offsite, out of province or out of country for extended periods of time

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently

· Background in GIS, Surveying, Geomatics, or mapping is preferred

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No agencies please.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a résumé and cover letter online. If accessibility accommodations are required during any stage of the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources Department.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

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Job Aerial Camera Operator in Markham

J.D. Barnes Limited