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Geophysicist Technician

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Purpose of the position:

To contribute to the attainment of the organization's water well drilling objectives, the Geophysics technician will carry out hydrogeological investigations in varying environmental settings.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct field geophysical surveys in different geological and hydrogeological environment

  • Perform line operations of field geophysical surveys: laying out and picking up wire, injecting electrical current into the ground, collecting location and geophysical data, recording field notes, etc.

  • Assist with field logistics to guarantee proper collection of location and geophysical information.

  • Operate, troubleshoot and maintain field equipment.

  • Assist with data processing, reduction and analysis using commercial and internal software packages.

  • Assist with data management to ensure field deliverables are quality controlled and sent to the Field Geophysicist.

  • Ensure efficient handling of all field equipment and their accessories and make sure they are always in good condition.

  • Ensure that siting is completed in a manner that meets the objectives and standards of the organisation

  • Provide and discuss weekly update on equipments’ performance status with hydrogeologist and in an effort to eliminate optimize and eliminate problems

  • Ensure the operations are conducted in the best interest of the Organisation. 

  • Maintain effective and positive working relationship with others, cooperative and supportive team player, and work with a variety of people

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to work under pressure and without supervision

  • Must be proactive with a high level of initiative, innovation, drive and a strong team player with interpersonal skills.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • HND graduate (minimum) with a minimum of one year experience in groundwater investigation, High School graduate with 3 years experience in the drilling industry.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license (minimum B)

  • Working knowledge of geology or geophysics may be beneficial.

  • Computer literate: proficient in MS word, MS excel, etc

  • Experience with compasses and GPS units

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Field-based

  • Travel: 20% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 10%