Metallurgical and materials engineers jobs in Canada

Salary

98 950 $
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Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 95 260 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 99 440 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in metallurgical, materials, ceramic or chemical engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
  • A master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

Job overview

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.

Main 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.

Illustrative example(s)

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

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