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Geophysics Technician

Job Description

Geophysics Technician

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.

The Package

  • The position is based in Savelugu with some level of domestic travel.

  • The position comes with an attractive salary package.

  • S/He reports to the Hydrogeologist

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.

Education / Work Experience / Skills

  • 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

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

  • 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 and weekly Chapel services.