Metallurgical & Materials Technician

Metallurgical and Materials Technicians are part of a larger group known as building and engineering technicians. Metallurgical and materials technicians provide technical support for engineers or other metallurgical professionals.

Duties and tasks

  • Acting as liaison between different branches of the metallurgical industry
  • Conducting research into the properties of materials or minerals in support of engineers
  • Helping to process and refine metals and minerals
  • Helping to publish technical findings
  • Providing technical support to engineers whenever needed
  • Testing minerals, metals, and other materials

Skills required

  • Active listening
  • Judgment and decision-making capabilities
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Use of logic, reasoning, and critical thinking to solve problems

Working conditions

Metallurgical and Materials Technicians may work in a variety of settings. They may work on-site at large construction or engineering projects, or they may work in an office setting. They also may work in mines or other places where minerals can be found.

Professional associations / Industry information

Engineers Australia
Master Builders Australia
Materials Australia
The Housing Industry Association
The Minerals Institute

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