Geophysical Technician

 

 

OFO No: 311704

 

 

 

 

Other names for Geophysical Technician:

  • Earth Science Laboratory Technician
  • Earth Science Technical Officer
  • Geochemical Laboratory Technician
  • Geological Laboratory Technician
  • Geological Technical Officer
  • Geological Technician
  • Geoscience Laboratory Technician
  • Geotechnician
  • Mineral Resource Technician
  • Ore Reserve Technician
  • Soil Mechanic Technician
  • Soil Science Technical Officer

 

What is a Geophysical Technician?

A Geophysical Technician uses a combination of physics, geology and mathematics to study the earth.

They use high-tech equipment to collect their data.

Geophysical Technicians usually work closely with engineers and scientists.

Instruments they use include:

  • microscopes
  • electromagnetic irradiation machines
  • spectrometers
  • spectrographs
  • densitometers
  • tension testing equipment etc

What does a Geophysical Technician do?

  • uses high tech equipment to gather data
  • does research
  • analyses data
  • provides technical assistance to research
  • helps scientists and engineers

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in geography and the earth’s surface?
  • interested in research?
  • observant?
  • willing to work anywhere – including remote areas?
  • willing to work in all weather conditions?
  • accurate?
  • responsible and reliable?

How do I become a Geophysical Technician?

PATH 1

National Diploma in Geology

  • Tshwane University of Technology

 

TRAINING:

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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Geographer or Environmental Engineer

Is becoming at Geophysical Technician the right career choice to me?

 


Maths Required Qualification Required Science Required Work Outdoors