The conduct of analytical, experimental and investigative activities in the natural, physical and applied sciences; the design, construction, modification and assessment of technical systems and equipment or the calibration, maintenance and operation of instruments and apparatus used for these purposes; and the observation, calculation, recording and the interpretation, presentation and reporting of the results of tests or analyses.
A high school diploma or a combination of education, training and/or experience or a satisfactory result on a Public Service Commission test that would be comparable to the formal education requirement.
$41,953 to $99,464
Types of positions may include:
- Chemical Technologists and Technicians
- Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
- Forestry Technologists and Technicians
- Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians
- Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
- Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
- Non-Destructive Testers and Inspection Technicians
- Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology
Duties may include:
- Assist in the development of chemical engineering processes, studies of chemical engineering procurement, construction, inspection and maintenance and the development of standards, procedures and health and safety measures;
- Assist in developing and conducting programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards;
- Participate in field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects;
- Conduct or direct geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrographic or oceanographic surveys, prospecting field trips, exploratory drilling, well logging or underground mine survey programs;
- Assist in the preparation of rock, mineral or metal samples and in conducting physical and chemical laboratory tests;
- Analyze latitude, longitude and angles and compute trigonometric and other calculations to plot features, contours and areas to a specific scale;
- Develop specialized computer software routines, Internet based GIS, database and business applications to customize geographic information.