2212 Geological and mineral technologists and technicians
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Lead statementGeological 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.
- seismic technician
- geological technician
- groundwater technologist
- log technician
- marine geoscience technologist
- mineralogy technician
- mining engineering technologist
- mining technologist
- petrology technician
- reservoir engineering technician
- rock mechanics technician
- welding technologist
- geophysical technologist
- petroleum engineering technologist
- petroleum technician
- metallurgical technologist
- laboratory technician – metallurgy
- Geological and mineral technologists usually require completion of a two- to three-year college program in geological technology, petroleum technology, petroleum engineering technology, hydrogeology or groundwater technology, mining technology, mining engineering technology, mineralogy, metallurgical technology, or welding technology.
- Geophysics technologists usually require completion of a two- to three-year college program in electronics technology.
- Geological and mineral technicians usually require completion of a one- to two-year college program in a related field.
- Certification in geological and mineral technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required by employers.
- In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."
- A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
- There is limited mobility among occupations in this group.
- Mobility may be possible between geophysical technology and electronic technology.
- Mobility may be possible between some occupations in this group and related fields of civil engineering technology.
- Civil engineering technologists and technicians
- Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
- Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
- Supervisors, mining and quarrying
- Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
- Technologists and technicians whose primary duties are to perform chemical laboratory tests
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