Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Assist scientists or engineers in the use of electronic, sonic, or nuclear measuring instruments in both laboratory and production activities to obtain data indicating potential resources such as metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum. Analyze mud and drill cuttings. Chart pressure, temperature, and other characteristics of wells or bore holes. Investigate and collect information leading to the possible discovery of new metallic ore, minerals, gas, coal, or petroleum deposits.
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Life, Physical, and Social Science
Sample Job Titles
Crude Tester, Geological Sample Tester, Geophysical Prospector, Magnetometer Operator, Mineral Technologist, Mining Technician, Mud Logger, Seismic Interpreter, Seismic Observer, Seismograph Operator.