Geological Sample Test Technicians
Also called: Laboratory Technician, Quality Control Technician (QC Technician), Materials Technician, Core Inspector
What they do:Test or analyze geological samples, crude oil, or minerals to detect presence of petroleum, gas, or mineral deposits indicating potential for exploration or production or to determine physical or chemical properties to ensure that products meet quality standards.
On the job, you would:
- Test and analyze samples to determine their content and characteristics, using laboratory apparatus or testing equipment.
- Collect or prepare solid or fluid samples for analysis.
- Assemble, operate, and maintain field and laboratory testing, measuring, and mechanical equipment, working as part of a crew when required.
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Map creation software
Analytical or scientific software
Graphics or photo imaging software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
You might like a career in one of these industries:
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