Metallurgists specialise in the extraction and processing of metals such as iron, steel, zinc, copper and aluminium. They work to mold or combine both pure and mixed metals (alloys) into new shapes and properties. Metallurgists handle the extraction of metal ores and develop their use in metal processing techniques. They may work in both manufacturing or do scientific research about the performance of metals.
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- Investigative / Realistic
- 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.
- Metal and metal ore products
The offered metal and metal ore products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Join metals
Join together pieces of metal using soldering and welding materials.
- Manipulate metal
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of metal.