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Geologist

Aliases: Test Geologist

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Geologist is expected to perform include:

  • Studying the physical structure of Earth’s crust, its rock formations and fossils to determine Earth’s history, gradual changes and development or to locate minerals and fuels
  • Conducting exploratory geological survey using special instruments and techniques 
  • Supervising drilling operations in areas of economic mineral deposits
  • Collecting samples of minerals or rocks, at various depths, for detailed study to determine their formulation and quality and quantity of deposits
  • Evaluating extent of deposit for commercial exploitation 
  • Undertaking and co-ordinating various activities related to drilling, testing, development and production of minerals
  • Preparing reports, maps and diagrams showing out crops of rocks and ore bodies and their various geological structures
  • Advising on suitability of soils and rocks for construction of dams, tunnels, roads, buildings, etc., and on strength of foundation necessary
  • Rendering advice on problems of underground water reservoirs
  • Studying natural phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers and mountain building for advancement of knowledge and research on gradual changes and development of Earth’s crust
  • Combining teaching with research and administrative work when employed by a college or university
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required​
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

PreferablyM.Sc. in geology

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in using microscopes, mapping software, compasses, picks and rock hammers or chisels
  • Knowledge of chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo
  • Skilled in investigating the composition, structure and history of the Earth's crust through collection, examination, measurement and classification of soils, minerals, rocks and fossil remains
  • Knowledge of all the equipment required to conduct an exploratory geological survey
  • Knowledge of practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Knowledge of special instruments and techniques such as air survey and air photo mapping and geo-chemical and geophysical prospecting methods to locate deposits of mineral, oil and gas
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Hard-working​​​​
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Universities offering geology​ across India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://geology.du.ac.in/extra/19912_Msc_Geology.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Intern → Geologist → Senior Geologist → Deputy Director of the Department → Director of the Department

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 16,000 to Rs 41,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change​
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3
Generally, experience of 1 to 6 years is required
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Mining companies
  • Gas exploration companies
  • Cement companies
  • Natural resources companies
  • Environmental consulting companies
  • Civil engineering companies
  • Colleges and universities
KEYWORDS 
  • Geologist
  • Test Geologist
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Development Geologist
  • Resident Geologist
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152114.0100Geologist
ISCO 20082114 Geologists and Geophysicists
NIC 200872100Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 2
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3https://www.naukri.com/job-listings-Geologist-Fugro-Geotech-India-Pvt-Ltd-Mumbai-Kolkata-Delhi-Delhi-NCR-National-Capital-Region-Navi-Mumbai-Nagpur-1-to-6-years-031116003523?src=seo_srp&sid=1480607308455&xp=1&qp=geologist&srcPage=s​
4http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-2.pdf
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