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Geological Sample Test Technicians
District Of Columbia

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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.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Compile and record testing and operational data for review and further analysis.
  • Supervise well exploration, drilling activities, or well completions.
  • Inspect engines for wear or defective parts, using equipment or measuring devices.
  • Prepare notes, sketches, geological maps, or cross sections.
  • Participate in geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrographic, or oceanographic surveys, prospecting field trips, exploratory drilling, well logging, or underground mine survey programs.
  • Plot information from aerial photographs, well logs, section descriptions, or other databases.
  • Adjust or repair testing, electrical, or mechanical equipment or devices.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Conductivity meters
  • Dropping pipettes
  • Laboratory crushers or pulverizers
  • Magnetometer geophysical instruments
  • Spectrophotometers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Map creation software
  • Word processing software

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