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