Profession metallurgical technician

Metallurgical technicians provide technical support in researching and performing experiments on minerals, metals, alloys, oil and gas. They also assist in improving the methods of extraction.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Precious metals

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

  • Alloys of precious metals

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

  • Corrosion types

    The various types of oxidation reactions with the environment, such as rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others.

Skills

  • Interpret extraction data

    Process and interpret extraction data and send feedback to the development teams; apply learnings to concrete operational activities.

  • Conduct field work

    Conducts field work or research which is the collection of information outside of a laboratory or workplace setting. Visit places in order to collect specific information about the field.

  • Maintain laboratory equipment

    Clean laboratory glassware and other equipment after use and it for damage or corrosion in order to ensure its proper functioning.

  • Analyse test data

    Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.

  • Analyse experimental laboratory data

    Analyse experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings

  • Test raw minerals

    Take samples of mineral materials for testing purposes. Execute various chemical and physical tests on the materials.

  • 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.

  • Apply safety procedures in laboratory

    Make sure that laboratory equipment is used in a safe manner and the handling of samples and specimens is correct. Work to ensure the validity of results obtained in research.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

Optional knowledge and skills

materials science chemical processes mine safety legislation separate metals from ores determine characteristics of mineral deposits metal and metal ore products test construction material samples conduct metallurgical structural analysis excavation techniques chemical technologies in metal manufacture report analysis results manipulate metal advise on construction materials innovation processes develop alternative mining methods ensure compliance with environmental legislation