Geophysical Data Technicians

Geophysical Data Technicians

Measure, record, or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. May collect or evaluate core samples or cuttings.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Independence * Dependability * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Analytical Thinking * Innovation * Persistence * Self Control

Representative Tasks * Prepare notes, sketches, geological maps, or cross-sections. * Operate or adjust equipment or apparatus used to obtain geological data. * Plan and direct activities of workers who operate equipment to collect data.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Construction, Government,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Directional Drill Locator, Echometer Engineer, Electric Well Logging Operator, Electrical Logger, Electrical Logging Operator, Electrical Prospecting Observer, Electrical Prospecting Operator, Electrical Prospecting Supervisor, Electrolog Operator, Exploration Manager, Field Engineer, Field Geotechnical Technician, Field Observer, Field Scout, Geological Aide, Geological E-Logger, Geological Technician, Geologist, Geology Technician, Geophysical Computer, Geophysical E-Logger, Geophysical Observer, Geophysical Prospector, Geophysical Support Specialist, Geophysicist, Geoscience Specialist, Geoscience Technician, Geoscientist, Geospatial Technician, Geotechnical Technician, Geotechnician, Gravity Meter Operator, Gravity Prospecting Observer, Gravity Prospecting Operator, Gravity Prospecting Supervisor, Hydrogeologist, Hydrographer, Line Locator, Locater, Locater Operator, Locater Technician, Locator, Locator Specialist, Magnetic Locater, Magnetic Observer, Magnetic Prospecting Operator, Magnetic Prospecting Supervisor, Magnetometer Operator, Meter Operator, Observer, Oil Prospecting Observer, Oil Scout, Oil Well Directional Surveyor, Petroleum Geologist, Scout, Scout Leaser, Section Plotter Operator, Seismic Computer, Seismic Interpreter, Seismic Observer, Seismic Plotter, Seismic Prospecting Observer, Seismic Prospecting Supervisor, Seismograph Chief, Seismograph Computer, Seismograph Observer, Seismograph Operator, Seismograph Recorder, Seismograph Supervisor, Seismographer, Seismometer Operator, Sensitometrist, Soils Technician, Sounding Device Operator, Surface Logging Systems Logger (SLS Logger), Technical Assistant, Technical Operator, Underground Utility Locator, Utility Locator.