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.
- Analyzes daily metallurgical samples to provided operational information needed to support the control of smelter processes;
- Assays concentrates for precious metals and impurities to determine values for the purposes of metal accounting and environmental reporting;
- Operates atomic absorption spectrometers, colorimeters, specific ion meters and balances;
- Employs furnaces, sulfur analyzers and other analytical apparatus;
- Analyzes sample for mineral being sought.
Two-year college program in geological engineering technology