Geological Laboratory Assistant
Geology Laboratory Technician
Minimum B.Sc. in Geology
The tasks a Laboratory Assistant, Geological is expected to perform include:
Installing and arranging apparatus and equipment in geological laboratory for conducting tests or experiments on rocks, ores, minerals, etc.
Arranging microscopes and setting necessary equipment for microscopic study of minerals
Cutting sections of rocks and mineral with diamond and special tools, as required
Preparing micro sections of required thickness of rocks or by cutting rocks with special cutting tools and grinding sections over special grinders
Mounting sections on slides for microscopic examinations
Displaying minerals, models, crystals, etc. in museum, giving correct descriptive nomenclatures
Accompanying geology students on excursions and assisting them in collecting minerals, rocks, fossils, etc.
Performing simple chemical tests on rock, minerals, etc. under guidance of geologist and reporting observations to him
Maintaining stores and laboratory equipment
Skilled in maintaining and calibrating all the geological equipment
Knowledge of different rocks, minerals, ores, etc.
Knowledge of the geography and topography of the area to which different minerals belong
Skilled in preparing slides for students
Skilled in cutting the rocks, etc. in required dimensions
Proficient in maintaining all the laboratory equipment and getting it fixed, when necessary
It is not a desk job
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job role
Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
Work from home option is not available
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company
Shift system maybe available
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 job is not considered hazardous or dangerous
One may develop occupational hazards such as joint pains, back pain, irritation in the eyes, etc. if not taken care of
For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 20,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Mining Sector in India
India has long been recognized as a nation well-endowed with natural mineral resources. India ranked 4th amongst the mineral producer countries, behind China, United States and Russia, on the basis of volume of production, as per the Report on Mineral Production by International Organizing Committee for the World Mining Congress. According to FICCI, India produces as many as 87 minerals, which includes 4 fuel minerals, 10 metallic minerals, 47 non-metallic minerals, 3 atomic minerals and 23 minor minerals (including building and other materials).
Given the availability of mineral wealth in India, the Ministry of Mines, Government of India, has targeted significantly higher share of GDP from mining. It aims to increase share of mining and quarrying in GDP from current 2% of GDP to 5% of GDP over the next 20 years. This requires mining to grow at 10-12% per annum. The future should therefore usher in an era of mineral development with socio-economic development as the focus. This will enable the career of a Laboratory Assistant, Geological to flourish.
Cities and towns across India