Seismic Prospecting Observer Helper

Perform tasks in seismic prospecting for petroleum-bearing rock strata.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Seismic Prospecting Observer Helpers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks in seismic prospecting for petroleum-bearing rock strata: Drives equipment truck to work sites. Unloads and carries explosives and seismometers to designated locations on terrain. Unreels and connects electrical cables between seismometers and recording equipment in truck. Guides drill pipe and casing into shotholes. Loads shotholes with explosives. Runs water or pours sand into shotholes to tamp charge. Washes printed seismograph records with solutions. Repairs automotive and prospecting equipment. May be designated according to specific duty performed as Prospecting-Driller Helper; Shooter Helper, Seismograph.


Should I be a Seismic Prospecting Observer Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Observer Helper, Observer Helper, Seismic Prospecting, Recorder Helper, Seismograph, Seismograph Helper

    How to Become a
    Seismic Prospecting Observer Helper

    Most Seismic Prospecting Observer Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaiaa&chl=no+college+%2877%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2811%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,77,77
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