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Geo Tech/ Core storage Assistant

  • Sector: Petrochemical & Chemical
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/03/2020
  • Duration: 8 months
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The Role:
Geo-technician / Core Storage Assistant

Job Description:
The Geo-tech / Core Storage Assistant position involves responsibilities pertaining to capturing and basic processing of petrographic images as well as working with our Core Storage Manager to ensure incoming and outgoing core material is appropriately cataloged, handled, and distributed between internal and external storage facilities. Basic computer skills, including knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook are required. Training specific to client processes will be provided; however, knowledge pertaining to safe work practices and prior laboratory experience are preferred.

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

Petrographic and Confocal imaging, including image compression and data uploading (50% of time)

Sample Preparation:
o Ensure thin section samples are clean
o Application of coverslip (when necessary)

Petrographic Image Setup:
o Loading of machine
o Choose appropriate scanning profile
o Perform scan preview
o Draw scan area
o Scan

Petrographic QC Images:
o Check every 5th row at 100% to ensure image is in focus, no dark tiles, no stitching issues, no threads or dust particles, no oil or smudges on top of coverslip, no air bubbles

Confocal Imaging:
o Choose the appropriate UV light to best view the slide
o Locate area at low magnification and move one magnification at a time to ensure each image is at appropriate magnification and evaluate until the desired area will be imaged at proper magnification and focus
o Choose appropriate laser with which to scan
o Ensure the entire area is in proper focus and brightness
o Scan

Confocal QC:
o Increase gamma level
o Make sure there are no artifacts (shadows, overexposure marks, defects of slide) and air bubbles in image and the image does not have major out of focus dark areas
o Save as LSM 5 and TIF 16 bit tiles
o Open Image-J and stitch the tiles

Compress Images:
o Open RAPID ZIP and select folder to compress
o Update the compression level based on original file size
o Upload compressed images to RAPID Zoom Server
o Create captions, path, and thumbnails in RAPID ZIP
o Create well in RAPID if necessary
o Use RDL tool to add sample depths when necessary and upload files

Core Storage Assistant (50 % of time)

Thin Section preparation tracking, inventory and storage
o Work closely with Core Storage Manager to maintain existing thin section tracking tool and prepare incoming and outgoing thin section slide for shipping and cataloging.

Handle daily duties associated with incoming and outgoing core material. These specific duties will be communicated by the Core Storage Manager.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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