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Metallurgical and Materials Engineers  (NOC 2142)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

Metallurgical and materials engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Bassano, Bow Island, Brooks, Cardston, Claresholm, Coaldale, Coalhurst, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Nanton, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek, Raymond, Redcliff, Taber

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Outlook & Prospects for Metallurgical and Materials Engineers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat 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.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Metallurgical and Materials Engineers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region N/A N/A
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region N/A N/A
Calgary Region N/A N/A
Camrose--Drumheller Region N/A N/A
Edmonton Region N/A N/A
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region N/A N/A
Red Deer Region N/A N/A
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region N/A N/A

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014 Week of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014 Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014 Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
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