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NOC 2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians

Example Titles
airborne geophysical equipment operator
assayer
assayer – mineralogy
diamond drilling technician
drilling fluid technician
foundry laboratory technician
geological engineering technician
geological engineering technologist
geological prospecting technologist
geological survey technician
geological technician
geological technologist
geology technical assistant
geophysical data technician
geophysical observer
geophysical prospecting technologist
geophysical survey technician
geophysical survey technologist
geophysical technician
geophysical technologist
geotechnician
gold assayer
gold prospector
gravity data technician
groundwater technologist
heat treat technician
hydrographic survey technician
hydrographic survey technologist
hydrological technician
hydrology technician
laboratory technician – metallurgy
log analyst
log technician
magnetic observer
marine geoscience technologist
metallurgical control analyst
metallurgical engineering technician
metallurgical engineering technologist
metallurgical technologist
mine analyst
mine development technologist
mine production technician
mine survey technician
mine survey technologist
mineral technician
mineral technologist
mineralogy technician
mineralogy technologist
mining engineering technician
mining engineering technologist
mining survey technician
mining survey technologist
mining technician
mining technologist
mud man/woman – petroleum drilling
oil geology technologist
ore technologist
paleontology technician
palynology technician
petroleum engineering technician
petroleum engineering technologist
petroleum field technologist
petroleum geology technologist
petroleum technician
petrology technician
physical metallurgy technician
physical metallurgy technologist
precious metal assayer
prospector
reservoir engineering technician
rock mechanics technician
sea-bottom technologist
sea-floor technologist
seismic exploration line crew co-ordinator
seismic exploration observer
seismic prospecting observer
seismic survey co-ordinator
seismic technician
seismology technician – petroleum geology
seismology technologist – petroleum geology
seismometer technician
soil science technician – mining
welding technician – mining
welding technologist

Lead statement
Geological and mineral technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in the fields of oil and gas exploration and production, geophysics, petroleum engineering, geology, mining and mining engineering, mineralogy, extractive and physical metallurgy, metallurgical engineering and environmental protection. They are employed by petroleum and mining companies, consulting geology and engineering firms, and by governments and educational institutions as well as by a variety of manufacturing, construction and utilities companies.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Geological and mineral technologists

Conduct or direct geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrographic or oceanographic surveys, prospecting field trips, exploratory drilling, well logging or underground mine survey programs
Configure, operate and maintain geophysical survey and well logging instruments and equipment
Prepare notes, sketches, geological maps and cross sections
Prepare, transcribe or analyze seismic, gravimetric, well log or other geophysical and survey data
Assist engineers and geologists in the evaluation and analysis of petroleum and mineral reservoirs
Prepare or supervise the preparation of rock, mineral or metal samples and perform physical and chemical laboratory tests
Conduct or assist in environmental audits, in the design of measures to minimize undesirable environmental effects of new or expanded mining and oil and gas operations, and in the development of waste management and other related environmental protection procedures
May supervise oil and gas well drilling, well completions and work-overs
May conduct or supervise studies and programs related to mine development, mining methods, mine ventilation, lighting, drainage and ground control
May assist engineers and metallurgists in specifying material selection, metal treatments or corrosion protection systems
May assist hydrogeologists in evaluating groundwater and well circulation and in report preparation
May develop specifications for heat treatment of metals or for welding, design welding fixtures, troubleshoot welding processes or quality problems and supervise welding projects
May co-ordinate crew members’ activities during seismic tests.

Geological and mineral technicians

Participate in geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrographic or oceanographic surveys, prospecting field trips, exploratory drilling, well logging or underground mine survey programs and in environmental audits and related environmental protection activities
Operate and maintain geophysical survey and well logging instruments and equipment
Prepare notes, sketches, geological maps and cross sections
Assist in preparing, transcribing or analyzing seismic, gravimetric, well log or other geophysical and survey data
Assist in the preparation of rock, mineral or metal samples and in conducting physical and chemical laboratory tests
Assist in hydrogeological field and laboratory studies and in preparation of reports
Carry out a limited range of other technical functions in support of geology, geophysics and petroleum and mining engineering.

Source: Canada website