Geological Sample Test Technicians


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.
Also called: Laboratory Technician, Organic Section Technical Lead, Physical Science Technician, Quality Control Technician (QC Technician)

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • chemistry
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • reading work related information
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • order or arrange things
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • Martin D Adamiker's TruFlite
  • Surface III
    Analytical or scientific software
  • Landmark GeoGraphix
  • Seismic Micro-Technology KINGDOM
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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