Profession chemical metallurgist

Chemical metallurgists are involved in the extraction of useable metals from ores and recycleable material. They study the properties of metal, such as corrosion and fatigue.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Chemical technologies in metal manufacture

    The chemical procedures and technologies used  in basic metal production.

  • Metal and metal ore products

    The offered metal and metal ore products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Alloys of precious metals

    Types of material that consist of two or more metals or non-metals.

  • Precious metals

    Types of rare metal that occur naturally and have a high economic value.

  • Chemical processes

    The relevant chemical processes used in manufacture, such as purification, seperation, emulgation and dispergation processing.

Skills

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Conduct metallurgical structural analysis

    Perform detailed analysis related to researching and testing new metal products.

  • Perform sample testing

    Examine and perform tests on prepared samples; avoid any possibility of accidental or deliberate contamination during the testing phase. Operate sampling equipment in line with design parameters.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Work in metal manufacture teams

    Ability to work confidently within a metal manufacturing group with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole.

  • Prepare samples for testing

    Take and prepare samples for testing, verify their representability; avoid bias and any possibility of accidental or deliberate contamination. Provide clear numbering, labelling and recording of the sample details, in order to make sure that the results can be accurately matched to the original material.

  • Develop new installations

    Design and develop new facilities and installations, conduct feasibility studies.

  • Prepare technical reports

    Prepare technical reports that describe results and processes of scientific or technical research, or assess its progress. These reports help researchers to keep up to date with recent findings.

  • Manipulate metal

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of metal.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Assess suitability of metal types for specific application

    Assess the physical nature and structural composition of various metals and alloys, and analyse how the materials behave in different circumstances.

  • Join metals

    Join together pieces of metal using soldering and welding materials.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor extraction logging operations extract products from moulds physics separate metals from ores liaise with quality assurance ensure public safety and security extract materials from furnace prepare extraction proposals test raw minerals innovation processes install monitors for process control types of metal manufacturing processes maintain ore processing equipment interpret extraction data process incident reports for prevention