Originally Posted by Cool Dude
Dude, I see your 23? Did you already recieve a BA or BS. I am curious because Environmental Science/Geographical Systems is my major in school. I would like to eventually get a job with the USGS but I know it's probably like trying to pull teeth. I need to at least recieve my BA. Did you know somebody who got you in?
Nah ... im on the end of going out and putting the equipment out and retrieving the data for the geologist to decypher. Our company, Tesla Offshore, only has one liscenced geologist, Curtis Chaney.
Basically my job is to run the surveying equipment. Ie. sonar, subbottom, sparker, magnamometer, fathometer, and navigation systems. We set the equipment, run the selected area, then send all the data back to the office for processing.
My computer background, Associates in Info tech, helped me get the job, along with my strong mechanical background also.
We stay onboard for about 28/14. We set equipment and keep logs to turn into the Uscg and clients. We mainly just have to make sure that all equipment stays in spec and make necessary adjustments to keep in specs.
Sorry, Im not quite in the position you want to be in. Which would be better than mine though.