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Meteorological technicians observe weather and atmospheric conditions, record and interpret meteorological data, transmit and report on recorded information, and provide meteorological information and advice to the general public, the transportation industry and the media. They are employed by the Atmospheric Environment Service of Environment Canada and by the armed forces, private consulting companies, resource and utility companies and by provincial governments.
aerological technician, avalanche controller, climate data processor, climate service specialist, climate service technician, ice service specialist, meteorological inspector, meteorological technician, officer-in-charge, weather station, operations technician, weather station, surface weather observer, weather service specialist.
- Observe, record and transmit atmospheric and weather information including air pressure, temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation, cloud and ultraviolet conditions
- Observe, chart and report on ice conditions in navigable waters
- Provide weather information to various users such as pilots, farmers, shipping industries and news media
- Inspect and service various weather service installations and maintain equipment and instruments
- Analyze and interpret weather data
- Maintain climatological databases and participate in the production of weather maps and charts
- Observe snow conditions and participate in programs to control avalanches in mountainous terrain.
St. John's, Mount Pearl, Arnold's Cove, Bay Roberts, Bishop's Cove, Carbonear, Conception Bay South, Gulch, Gull Island, Harbour Grace, North River, Spaniard's Bay, Torbay, Upper Island Cove, Wabana, Birchy Nap, Chamberlains, Codner, Doyles, Foxtrap, Goulds, Greeleytown, Kelligrews, Lance Cove, Lawrence Pond, Manuels, Newton, North Pond Heights, Peachytown, Riverdale, Talcville, Topsail, Upper Gullies
Outlook & Prospects for Meteorological Technicians in Avalon Peninsula Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- A new mini aquarium with 30 fish tanks will open in Petty Harbour on June 15 as a tourist attraction. The aquarium will be located at the Petty Harbour Fishermen's Co-op.
- According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Commission, the demand for single-detached housing units has remained strong in the St. John's metro area
- The provincial government's Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation has announced $15,000 for upgrades to the Sir Robert Bond Park and area walking trails in Whitbourne
- The provincial government's Dept. of Transportation and Works announced a tender for mechanical and electrical system upgrades to the Confederation Building, East Block. The tender closes on 5 June. Work is expected to start in July.
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The provincial government's Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation has announced a $15,000 grant for upgrades to the Peter Barry Duff Memorial Park in Paradise
- The Convergys call centre on Torbay Road in St. John's closed on June 30. Seventy-five of the hundred employees at the centre have the option to work from home and 25 can be placed in other positions within the company.
- The provincial government's Dept. of Municipal Affairs has awarded a $22M contract to EllisDon to develop a new double ice surface arena in Paradise. The arena is expected to be completed by September 2014.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- A tender worth $16.7M was awarded to Pomerleau Inc. towards the construction of a new St. Teresa's school in St. John's. The school is expected to be ready for classes by September, 2014.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The only gas station on Bell Island has closed due to a dispute with the town over water tax
- The City of St. John's has awarded a contract to Magna Contracting and Management Inc. to construct a community centre in the Southlands area of St. John's. The contract is worth nearly $3M.
- The City of Mount Pearl will begin a pilot composting project to a specific area of the city in May to divert waste from the landfill. If the project is successful, it will be expanded throughout the city in 2014.
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