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Geological & Petroleum Technician
Geological and petroleum technicians provide support to scientists and engineers in exploring and extracting natural resources, such as minerals, oil, and natural gas. Geological and petroleum technicians analyze samples of soil and minerals in an attempt to find valuable resources. They tend to specialize in either fieldwork and laboratory work, or working in offices where they analyze data. However, many technicians have duties that overlap into multiple areas.
In the field, geological and petroleum technicians use sophisticated equipment such as seismic instruments to gather geological data. They also use tools to collect rock samples and other materials for scientific analysis. In laboratories, these technicians analyze the samples for evidence of hydrocarbons, useful metals, or precious gemstones.
What to expect
Are you a problem solver? Do you like working with both technology and your hands? As a Geological & Petroleum Technician you will be expected to work with, or even lead, a team. Precision and high attention to detail will also be essential in this role.
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Thru 2024. TX workforce commission