Profession metallurgist

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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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Non-ferrous metal processing

    Various processing methods on non-ferrous metals and alloys such as copper, zinc and aluminium.

  • Precious metal processing

    Various processing methods on precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum.

  • Types of metal manufacturing processes

    Metal processes linked to the different types of metal, such as casting processes, heat treatment processes, repair processes and other metal manufacturing processes.

  • Metal forming technologies

    The variety of technologies and techniques, such as forging, pressing, stamping, rolling and others, used for the forming processes of metal product manufacturing.

  • 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.

  • Ferrous metal processing

    Various processing methods on iron and iron-containing alloys such as steel, stainless steel and pig iron.

  • Types of metal

    Qualities, specifications, applications and reactions to different fabricating processes of various types of metal, such as steel, aluminium, brass, copper and others.

  • Metal and metal ore products

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

make time-critical decisions manufacturing of jewellery prepare extraction proposals design metal components develop new installations address problems critically monitor extraction logging operations innovation processes separate metals from ores process incident reports for prevention design drawings ensure compliance with environmental legislation test raw minerals physics provide manufacturing documentation apply health and safety standards extract materials from furnace liaise with quality assurance maintain ore processing equipment ensure public safety and security chemical processes perform sample testing chemical technologies in metal manufacture install monitors for process control troubleshoot interpret extraction data monitor manufacturing quality standards prepare samples for testing ensure health and safety in manufacturing extract products from moulds conduct metallurgical structural analysis