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Metallurgical and materials engineers conduct studies of the properties and characteristics of metals and other non-metallic materials and plan, design and develop machinery and processes to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals, alloys and other materials such as ceramics, semiconductors and composite materials. Metallurgical and materials engineers are employed in consulting engineering firms, mining, metal processing and manufacturing companies, and in government, research and educational institutions.
ceramics engineer, corrosion engineer, electrometallurgical engineer, foundry engineer, hydrometallurgical engineer, materials engineer, metallurgical engineer, physical metallurgical engineer, pyrometallurgical engineer, welding engineer.
- Conduct studies and design, develop and specify the processes, and machinery to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals from ores
- Conduct studies on the properties and characteristics of materials and design, develop and specify processes for moulding, shaping, forming and thermal treatment of metals, alloys and metallic systems, ceramics, semiconducting and other materials
- Conduct chemical and physical analytical studies, failure analyses and other studies and recommend material selection, design of materials, corrosion control measures, operational testing and other procedures
- Co-ordinate production testing and control of metal refining, smelting or foundry operations or non-metallic materials production operations
- Supervise technologists, technicians and other engineers and scientists.
Outlook & Prospects for Metallurgical and Materials Engineers in Yellowknife Region
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Provincial Employment Potential Information
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Labour Market Bulletins
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- Federal government contributes an additional $50M for construction of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway
- Transfer of resource control to Northwest Territories may spur oil, gas development
- Rare earth element (REE) project in Thor Lake, NWT under environmental review
- NWT Fishermen’s Federation to take over fish plant in Hay River
Week of Mar 04 – Mar 08, 2013
Week of Feb 25 – Mar 01, 2013
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