Earth Science Technician

Also known as Earth Science Technical Officer.
Collects and tests earth and water samples, records observations and analyses data in support of Geologists or Geophysicists.
Training time 52 weeks - 2 years
Average pay $58,969
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 100

What does an Earth Science Technician do?

  • preparing materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals
  • collecting information and samples
  • conducting field and laboratory experiments, tests and analyses
  • presenting results in graphic and written form by preparing maps, charts, sketches, diagrams and reports
  • performing routine mathematical calculations, and computations of measurements
  • controlling the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage
  • checking, calibrating and maintaining test equipment
  • participating in fabricating, installing and modifying equipment to ensure that critical standards are met

Specialisations

  • Earth Science Laboratory Technician
  • Geochemical Laboratory Technician
  • Geological Technical Officer
  • Geoscience Laboratory Technician
  • Hydrographer
  • Hydrographical Technical Officer
  • Hydrological Technical Officer
  • Meteorological Observer
  • Seismology Technical Officer
  • Soil Science Technical Officer
  • Water Resources Technical Officer

Related courses

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Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
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