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Metallurgist

Become an expert in metals and minerals and perform valuable research.

What's it like to be a Metallurgist?

Metallurgists are mineral experts specialising in the extraction of metals from their ores. They oversee, develop and test processes used in metal extraction and in the alloying and casting of materials to produce commercial metal products.

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Metallurgists often work in mines or metal production sites in collaboration with engineers and geologists, or in laboratories in a research capacity. They are employed by organisations in the mining and resources, finances, research and development and chemical engineering industries.

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A bachelor degree in Science or Engineering is required to become a Metallurgist. Some Metallurgists also complete a master’s.

  1. Complete a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. This could be a Bachelor of Science majoring in Metallurgy, or a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Metallurgical or Chemical Engineering. A Bachelor of Science typically takes three years to complete, while a Bachelor of Engineering usually includes three years of undergraduate study and one year of honours for a total of four years.
  2. Consider completing postgraduate study. This could be a Master of Engineering Science or Master of Applied Science.
  3. Students from recognised engineering and science degrees are eligible to join the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
  4. If you are graduating from an accredited engineering degree, attain your Engineers Australia membership and register with the National Engineering Register (NER).

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Latest reviews from 8 Metallurgists surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
The most interesting field as a materials engineer
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Engineering
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Faillure Analysis
The good things
Challenging, getting to use of knowledge in a variety of fields, good exposure to industrial projects
The challenges
No job security, low wages, business fluctuations
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Aug 2019
Senior Chemist roles is challenging but I love challenges
Reviewer's Qualification
Doctor of Philosophy
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
chemistry
The good things
Quite challenging when you would face different problems everyday and you have to find the best solutions in the first time. You have to continue studying in all kinds of technical areas to be ready f...
The challenges
You are the technical expert and you have to, in most of the time, fight all by yourself, no team members could help on some kind of things
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