Entry Senior

Vibe Technician

About This Career

A Vibe Technician's primary role is to ensure the proper functioning of the seismic crew's fleet of vibrator energy source systems by performing required checks, maintenance and repairs on electrical and mechanical support units. They also record all repairs and damages.  The Vibe Technician ensures daily maintenance is performed and conducts inspections on wireless and vibe data equipment. They are also responsible for the inventory of parts for the vibrating units.  They interact with all members of the seismic crew as well as geoscience professionals who analyze the vibe data. 

Education: The educational requirements for this occupation differ significantly depending on the employer.  Certain employers do not require a post-secondary education while others may require at least some electrical/electronics training or engineering background. 

Employment: This occupation is found in onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the  oil and gas services sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Example Titles: Seismic Vibe Truck Technician, Seismic Truck Technician, Vibrator Truck Technician, Seismic Service Technician

Work Activities
Applying Health and Safety Principles
Participating actively in all aspects of health, safety and environmental concerns.
Controlling Machines and Processes
Assisting with crew start-ups, zero time, radio delay adjustments and polarity verifications.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events or Information
Conducting daily inspections on wireless and vibe QC data.
Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
Managing the vibe workshop and helpers.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources
Controlling vibe inventory including parts and equipment-repair tracking.
Monitor Processes, Materials or Surroundings
Monitoring and ensuring minimal down-time of vibrator units through proper inspections and maintenance.
Performing Administrative Activities
Completing logs and forms, and submitting reports in accordance with policies.
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
Maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing vibe electronics.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
Maintaining vibes and auxiliary mechanical equipment.
Service Orientation
Computers and Electronics
Public Safety and Security
Equipment Maintenance
Operation and Control
Operation Monitoring
Document Use
Career Path
  • The following are examples of progressive or lateral career paths for this occupation:
  • Vibe Operator to Technician to Supervising Technician
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Working Conditions
  • Field 2
    Field Visits
  • Physical
    Mild Physical Activity
  • Steeringwheel
    Driving Required
  • Variable weather
    Inclement Weather
  • Road
    Remote Locations
  • Industrial excavator
    Active Machinery
  • Arrow
    Shift Work
  • Load
    Heavy Lifting
  • Standing
    Long Periods of Standing
  • Physical
    Physically Demanding
  • Longshifts
    Long Shifts
  • Overtime
    Some Overtime Required
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Job Details

Job Category

Field Workers


Oil and gas services



Qualifications + Experience


  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Additional Requirements:

  • This occupation often requires demonstration of mechanical aptitude.
  • All positions require some experience working on a seismic crew and/or experience working on heavy equipment.