Plan geotechnical investigations in the field


Conduct thorough field investigations; perform drills and analyse samples of rocks and sediments.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Plan geotechnical investigations in the field is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Mining geotechnical engineer: Mining geotechnical engineers in mining perform engineering, hydrological and geological tests and analyses to improve the safety and efficiency of mineral operations. They oversee the collection of samples and the taking of measurements using geotechnical investigation methods and techniques. They model the mechanical behaviour of the rock mass and contribute to the design of the mine geometry.

Optional skill

Plan geotechnical investigations in the field is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Geotechnician: Geotechnicians collect and process rock and soil samples for geomechanical testing. They also describe the quality of rock mass, including structure, discontinuities, colour and weathering. Mine geotechnicians may measure the size of underground openings. They report the collected information to geologists and engineers as required.
Geology technician: Geology technicians assist in all the activities carried out by geologists. They, under the supervision of geologists, collect materials, carry out research and study the samples collected from the Earth in order to offer analysis as part of the project and the aim. Geology technicians assist in determining the value of the land for oil or gas exploration. They perform various technical tasks, including collecting samples during geochemical surveys, working on drill sites, and participating in geophysical surveys and geological studies.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022