Becoming a Metallurgical or Materials Technician
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Becoming a Metallurgical or Materials Technician

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Tests materials as part of mineral and metal processing and refining, or for research into metals, ceramics, polymers and other materials in support of Metallurgists and Materials Engineers. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 6 months - 3 years
Average pay $97,346
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 700

What does a Metallurgical or Materials Technician do?

  • preparing, interpreting, inspecting and revising drawings, plans, diagrams, designs, maps and charts
  • performing complex computations and field and laboratory tests, and recording the results
  • installing, testing, repairing and modifying electrical, electronic and mechanical equipment
  • estimating quantities and costs of materials
  • inspecting buildings, plumbing work, machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with relevant laws, standards and regulations
  • planning, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring maintenance of plant equipment
  • testing materials
  • overseeing the safety of mining operations and supervising Miners

Specialisations

  • Dye Penetrant Testing Technician
  • Heat Treatment Technician
  • Magnetic Testing Technician
  • Metallurgy Laboratory Technician
  • Non-destructive Testing Technician
  • Petroleum Products Laboratory Technician
  • Petroleum Refinery Laboratory Technician
  • Pressure Testing Technician
  • Ultrasound Technician

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