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Geological Sample Test Technician Jobs Aberdeen SD

Science technicians use the principles and theories of science and mathematics to assist in research and development and to help invent and improve products and processes. However, their jobs are more practically oriented than those of scientists. Technicians set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments, monitor experiments, make observations, calculate and record results, and often develop conclusions.

Employment Usa
(605) 226-2116
714 S Main St Ste 1
Aberdeen, SD
 
Cornerstones Career Learning Center -Aberdeen Office
(605) 626-2298
420 South Roosevelt
Aberdeen, SD
 
South Dakota Department Of Labor - Aberdeen Local Office
(605) 626-2340
420 South Roosevelt St.
Aberdeen, SD
 
Communications Workers Of America
(605) 343-3993
922 E Saint Patrick St Ste 1
Rapid City, SD
 
American Postal Workers Union-Sioux Falls Local
(605) 335-0630
101 S Fairfax Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Aberdeen Area Career Planning Center
(605) 626-2298
420 S Roosevelt St
Aberdeen, SD
 
Machinist Union Dist Lodge 5
(605) 226-1263
617 S 15th St
Aberdeen, SD
 
South Dakota Career Center
(605) 626-2340
420 S Roosevelt St
Aberdeen, SD
 
South Dakota Coalition Of Citizens With Disabilities
(605) 945-2207
221 S Central Ave
Pierre, SD
 
South Dakota Department Of Labor - Yankton Local Office
(605) 668-2900
3113 Spruce Street, Suite 124
Yankton, SD
 

Geological Sample Test Technician Jobs

Geological Sample Test Technicians

Nature of the Work

Science technicians use the principles and theories of science and mathematics to assist in research and development and to help invent and improve products and processes. However, their jobs are more practically oriented than those of scientists. Technicians set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments, monitor experiments, make observations, calculate and record results, and often develop conclusions. They must keep detailed logs of all of their work. Those who perform production work monitor manufacturing processes and may ensure quality by testing products for proper proportions of ingredients, for purity, or for strength and durability.

As laboratory instrumentation and procedures have become more complex, the role of science technicians in research and development has expanded. In addition to performing routine tasks, many technicians, under the direction of scientists, now develop and adapt laboratory procedures to achieve the best results, interpret data, and devise solutions to problems. Technicians must develop expert knowledge of laboratory equipment so that they can adjust settings when necessary and recognize when equipment is malfunctioning.

Most science technicians specialize, learning their skills and working in the same disciplines in which scientists work. Occupational titles, therefore, tend to follow the same structure as those for scientists.

Agricultural and food science technicians work with related scientists to conduct research, development, and testing on food and other agricultural products. Agricultural technicians are involved in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing. Some conduct tests and experiments to improve the yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease, insects, or other hazards. Other agricultural technicians breed animals for the purpose of investigating nutrition. Food science technicians assist food scientists and technologists in research and development, production technology, and quality control. For example, food science technicians may conduct tests on food additives and preservatives to ensure compliance with Food and Drug Administration regulations regarding color, texture, and nutrients. These technicians analyze, record, and compile test results; order supplies to maintain laboratory inventory; and clean and sterilize laboratory equipment.

Biological technicians work with biologists studying living organisms. Many assist scientists who conduct medical research—helping to find a cure for cancer or AIDS, for example. Those who work in pharmaceutical companies help develop and manufacture medicines. Those working in the field of microbiology generally work as laboratory assistants, studying living organisms and infectious agents. Biological technicians also analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs. Biological tech...

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