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Metallurgical Technician

Metallurgical technicians test materials as part of mineral processing and metal refining, or for research purposes, and provide technical support to metallurgical engineers.

Duties & Tasks
Metallurgical technicians may perform the following tasks:
  • obtain, measure and prepare samples for testing
  • put materials through test procedures, often using complex equipment, under the direction of metallurgists and other professionals
  • analyse, record and report results
  • put together charts, graphs and other data for reports
  • set up, operate and clean laboratories and scientific equipment.
  • Personal requirements
  • enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • analytical skills
  • enjoy mathematics and science
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • aptitude for working with computers.
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