Profession process metallurgist

Process metallurgists study the characteristics of ores including copper, nickel and iron ores and the performance of various metals and alloys. 

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic

Knowledge

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Ensure health and safety in manufacturing

    Ensure health and safety of personnel during manufacturing process.

  • Address problems critically

    Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various abstract, rational concepts, such as issues, opinions, and approaches related to a specific problematic situation in order to formulate solutions and alternative methods of tackling the situation.

  • Make time-critical decisions

    Pursue optimal time-critical decision making within the organisation.

  • Join metals

    Join together pieces of metal using soldering and welding materials.

  • Manipulate metal

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of metal.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • 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

chemical technologies in metal manufacture design metal components maintain ore processing equipment separate metals from ores extract products from moulds process incident reports for prevention manufacturing of jewellery chemical processes liaise with quality assurance design drawings install monitors for process control physics precious metals conduct metallurgical structural analysis develop new installations provide manufacturing documentation innovation processes