Chemical and physical science technicians

Role Responsibilities

  • Collecting and testing earth and water samples, recording observations and analyzing data in support of geologists or geophysicists
  • Controlling the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies by testing samples and monitoring usage and preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects, according to the specifications given
  • Setting up, operating, and maintaining laboratory instruments and equipment, monitoring experiments, making observations, and calculating and recording results
  • Collecting samples and preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses
  • Carrying out routine laboratory tests and performing a variety of technical support functions to assist chemical and physical scientists in research, development, analysis and testing
  • Preparing materials for experimentation such as freezing and slicing specimens and mixing chemicals

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