Gravity Prospecting Observer

Record readings of gravity-measuring instruments in terrains.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $100,000

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What do Gravity Prospecting Observers do?

Records readings of gravity meter, torsion balance, and other gravity-measuring instruments at various points in terrain to obtain data regarding gravity characteristics indicating potential source of metallic ore or petroleum deposits: Sets up or directs set-up of instruments at specified location and records readings. Examines readings for accurate registration and adjusts instruments to specifications. Reads thermometers, barometers, and other instruments and records variations in temperature, barometric pressure, elevation, and other physical factors that affect instrument readings. May be designated according to instrument used as Gravity-Meter Observer; Magnetometer Operator.


Should I be a Gravity Prospecting Observer?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Gas Prover, Gravity-Meter Observer, Gravity Prospecting Operator, Gravity Prospecting Supervisor See More

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