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3111 CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIANS
 


    Chemical and physical science technicians perform technical tasks connected with research in chemistry, physics, geology, geophysics, meteorology and astronomy, as well as with the development of industrial, medical, military and other practical applications of research results.

    Tasks include -

    (a) collecting samples and preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses;

    (b) assisting with the design of and performing experiments, tests and analyses;

    (c) preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects, according to the specifications given;

    (d) applying technical knowledge in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of work;

    (e) organising maintenance and repairs of research equipment;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:


  • Technician, chemistry

  • Technician, geology

  • Technician, meteorology

  • Technician, physics


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.