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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 Southern Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently there is a limited chance of Metallurgical and Materials Engineers finding work in the local area as there are very few if any workers in this occupation.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Metallurgical and Materials Engineers in Nova Scotia is expected to be limited over the next 5 years due to the small size of the occupation in the province.
Additional information on Metallurgical and Materials Engineers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Delmar Construction will begin work in the next few months on a major expansion of the Nakile Home for Special Care in Yarmouth County. The work will take 18 months to complete, and will result in seven new positions.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Mid Valley Construction will begin work in May on the new Islands Health centre in Freeport on Digby Neck. The centre is expected to be completed in the fall.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- General maintenance will take place at Shelburne Ship Repair on the passenger ferry MS Grand Manan over the next four weeks, employing 25 people
- Major renovations and additions will be carried out by Delmar Construction of Yarmouth on the Clarks Harbour Elementary School over the next couple of years
- Muwin Estate Wines Ltd. of New Ross, which has seven employees, will expand its facilities to lower its production costs and better serve its growing list of clients
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