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Metallurgical Engineers & Materials Engineers [NOC 2142]

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Metallurgical engineers and materials engineers conduct studies of the properties and characteristics of metals and other non-metallic materials and plan, design and develop machinery and processes to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals, alloys and other materials such as ceramics, semiconductors and composite materials.

Metallurgical and Materials Engineers [NOC 2142]

Metallurgical engineers and materials engineers are employed in consulting engineering firms, mining, metal processing and manufacturing companies, and in government, research and educational institutions.

Metallurgical engineers and materials engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Conduct studies and design, develop and specify the processes, and machinery to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals from ores
  • Conduct studies on the properties and characteristics of materials and design, develop and specify processes for moulding, shaping, forming and thermal treatment of metals, alloys and metallic systems, ceramics, semiconducting and other materials
  • Conduct chemical and physical analytical studies, failure analyses and other studies and recommend material selection, design of materials, corrosion control measures, operational testing and other procedures
  • Co-ordinate production testing and control of metal refining, smelting or foundry operations or non-metallic materials production operations
  • Supervise technologists, technicians and other engineers and scientists

Metallurgical engineers and materials engineers are also as some of the following sample titles:

ceramics engineer
coal preparation consulting engineer
corrosion engineer
electrometallurgical engineer
engineer, ceramics
engineer, materials
extractive engineer
extractive metallurgy engineer
foundry engineer
hydrometallurgical engineer
materials engineer
metallurgical engineer
physical metallurgical engineer
pyrometallurgical engineer
refining and metalworking engineer
smelter engineer, minerals
smelting plant engineer


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