Metallurgists and related professionals conduct research on, and design and develop and maintain commercial-scale methods of extracting metals from their ores, or minerals, water, oil or gas from the earth and of developing new alloys, ceramic and other materials, or study and advise on metallurgical aspects of particular materials, products or processes.
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- Investigative / Realistic
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- 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 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.
- Precious metal processing
Various processing methods on precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum.
- 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.
- Precious metals
Types of rare metal that occur naturally and have a high economic value.
- 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.
- Non-ferrous metal processing
Various processing methods on non-ferrous metals and alloys such as copper, zinc and aluminium.
- 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.
- 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.
- Follow environmental protection standards
Know and adhere to environmental protection standards, in some cases through direct discussion with local governments to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
- 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 skillsprovide manufacturing documentation address problems critically design drawings ensure compliance with environmental legislation manufacturing of jewellery perform sample testing monitor extraction logging operations design metal components chemical processes prepare extraction proposals troubleshoot separate metals from ores process incident reports for prevention maintain ore processing equipment make time-critical decisions chemical technologies in metal manufacture extract materials from furnace follow quality standards ensure public safety and security conduct metallurgical structural analysis liaise with quality assurance innovation processes develop new installations install monitors for process control test raw minerals apply health and safety standards interpret extraction data prepare samples for testing monitor manufacturing quality standards ensure health and safety in manufacturing extract products from moulds physics
Common job titles
- Materials engineer post college appointee
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- Chief metallurgist
- Laboratory technician
- Staff engineer (metallurgist)
- Sr scientist - aluminum joining