Metallurgical and materials engineers
Conduct studies on the properties and characteristics of metals and non-metalliferous ores; plan, design and test machinery and processes for concentrating, extracting, refining and processing metals, alloys and other materials.
Your attention to detail and your scientific rigour are the key skills of this profession. Your ingenuity will be called upon, as will your skills in science and mathematics. If, in addition, you are drawn to the technologies that surround you and if you find it easy to work in a team, this job is really for you.
Metallurgical and materials engineers conduct studies of the properties and characteristics of metals and other non-metallic materials and plan, design and develop machinery and processes to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals, alloys and other materials such as ceramics, semiconductors and composite materials. Metallurgical and materials engineers are employed in consulting engineering firms, mining, metal processing and manufacturing companies, and in government, research and educational institutions.
- Conduct studies and design, develop and specify the processes, and machinery to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals from ores
- Conduct studies on the properties and characteristics of materials and design, develop and specify processes for moulding, shaping, forming and thermal treatment of metals, alloys and metallic systems, ceramics, semiconducting and other materials
- Conduct chemical and physical analytical studies, failure analyses and other studies and recommend material selection, design of materials, corrosion control measures, operational testing and other procedures
- Co-ordinate production testing and control of metal refining, smelting or foundry operations or non-metallic materials production operations
- Supervise technologists, technicians and other engineers and scientists.
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