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Engineering and Scientific Support (EG)

The conduct of analytical, experimental and investigative activities in the natural, physical and applied sciences; the design, construction, modification and assessment of technical systems and equipment or the calibration, maintenance and operation of instruments and apparatus used for these purposes; and the observation, calculation, recording and the interpretation, presentation and reporting of the results of tests or analyses.


A high school diploma or a combination of education, training and/or experience or a satisfactory result on a Public Service Commission test that would be comparable to the formal education requirement.

Salary Range

$41,953 to $99,464

Types of positions may include:

  • Chemical Technologists and Technicians
  • Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Forestry Technologists and Technicians
  • Geological and Mineral Technologists and Technicians
  • Land Survey Technologists and Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
  • Non-Destructive Testers and Inspection Technicians
  • Technical Occupations in Geomatics and Meteorology

Duties may include:

  • Assist in the development of chemical engineering processes, studies of chemical engineering procurement, construction, inspection and maintenance and the development of standards, procedures and health and safety measures;
  • Assist in developing and conducting programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards;
  • Participate in field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects;
  • Conduct or direct geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrographic or oceanographic surveys, prospecting field trips, exploratory drilling, well logging or underground mine survey programs;
  • Assist in the preparation of rock, mineral or metal samples and in conducting physical and chemical laboratory tests;
  • Analyze latitude, longitude and angles and compute trigonometric and other calculations to plot features, contours and areas to a specific scale;
  • Develop specialized computer software routines, Internet based GIS, database and business applications to customize geographic information.
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