Job description Physical Metallurgical Engineer near Longueuil (QC)

Find out what work is like for a physical metallurgical engineer in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Metallurgical and materials engineers (NOC 2142).

Metallurgical and materials engineers


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. They are employed in consulting engineering firms, mining, metal processing and manufacturing companies, and in government, research and educational institutions.

Job duties

  • This group performs 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.

Job titles

  • ceramics engineer
  • corrosion engineer
  • electrometallurgical engineer
  • materials engineer
  • metallurgical engineer
  • foundry engineer
  • hydrometallurgical engineer
  • physical metallurgical engineer
  • pyrometallurgical engineer
  • welding engineer

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