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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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-07|
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 NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- The aquatic centre at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre has suffered construction delays, and its planned November opening has been moved to at least late winter. The arena in the complex opened this fall, and the library is expected to do the same in the coming weeks.
- A new clothing store, KBS Fashionable Treasures, has opened on Main Street in Liverpool
- Seafood processing company Bluewave Seafoods Inc. of Port Mouton has filed for creditor protection and its future is uncertain. The plant employs 70 full and part-time employees.
- Lange¿s Rock Farm of Maplewood has obtained a $499,990 contract to complete one of the phases of the seawall on the Northwest Arm in the Halifax Regional municipality
- Despite the closure of the Bowater-Mersey paper mill18 months ago, a number of new businesses have sprung up on Main Street in Liverpool and in other parts of Queens County. They include restaurants, clothing stores, an insurance company, and an aromatherapy and massage business.
- Local harbour improvement projects, which will include construction and repair of wharves and harbour dredging, have been announced by the federal government for Pinkney¿s Point, Meteghan, Wedgeport, and Saulnierville
- Repair and renovation work on the historic Cox Warehouse in Shelburne will begin soon, with a roofing contract awarded to On Shore Construction. Work on the rest of the building will be completed by the spring of 2014.
- A $7.5M renovation project continues at the Bridgewater Mall. New tenants include Dollarama, Sport Chek, Leon¿s Furniture, Mark¿s, and Winners, and most will be open for business during the winter of 2014.
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