How to become a 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.

Personal requirements of a Metallurgical Technician

  • enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • analytical skills
  • enjoy mathematics and science
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • aptitude for working with computers.

Duties & Tasks of a Metallurgical Technician

Metallurgical technicians: • 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.

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