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Technicians

Technicians

 

Job Title Job Description Typical Education Location
Geology Technician Geological technicians assist scientists in finding potential sources of metallic ore, gas or petroleum. Techs operate and maintain geophysical surveys and logging equipment, collect survey data, assist petroleum technologists and engineers in creating maps of petroleum deposits, and develop diagrams of drilling sites.
 
Associate's Degree Office
Land Technician Land technicians assist landmen with preparation of documents needed to maintain a drilling program.  This includes things like operating agreements, letter agreements, purchase and sales agreements, documents called “farmouts” and other related land contracts.  Duties may vary depending upon the energy company, but often land techs will monitor leasing activity, process new leases and monitor the payment of drafts.  A land tech may also be involved in gathering research on specific land lots or property prior to a lease agreement.
 
Associate's Degree Office
Engineering Technician An engineering technician assists various types of engineers with technical tasks and data management. He or she might gather relevant information and help coworkers create technical reports, presentations and backup data based on research and database information. An engineering tech also uses information from various databases to create plots, displays and maps for drilling sites. Often an engineering tech will also prepare reports that are used to manage benchmarks and cost correlations.
 
Associate's Degree Office
Automation Technician Installs, maintains and troubleshoots equipment used to control and monitor wells, pipelines, compressors, etc.
 
High School Diploma/GED Field
Construction Coordinator or Technician Determines needs for construction of well sites or gathering facilities (roads, power supply, water management, right of way pipelines, permits, etc.) and supervises contract crews engaged in those tasks.
 
High School/GED, Associate's Degree preferred Field
Drilling Technician Assists drilling engineers with technical tasks and data management.
 
High School/GED, Associate's Degree preferred Office
Electrical & Instrumentation Technician Installs, maintains and troubleshoots electronic equipment used in oil and natural gas production processing and/or transportation.
 
Associate's Degree Field
Electronics Technician Performs testing, troubleshooting, maintenance and repairs on the electronic and electromechanical equipment used to monitor and control mixing, metering and pumping equipment typically focused on data acquisition and equipment automation functions. 
 
Associate's Degree Field
Maintenance or Mechanical Technician (Mechanic) Installs, maintains and troubleshoots mechanical equipment.
 
Associate's Degree Field
Maintenance Technician (Diesel Mechanic) Performs maintenance and repairs on diesel powered equipment.
 
Associate's Degree Field