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Careers in Mining: Metallurgist

MSI PRESENTS: METALLURGIST Infographic Series Part 2: Careers in Mining THE MINING INDUSTRY EMPLOYS 1 IN EVERY 46 WORKING CANADIANS Many are professional Metallurgists, who use their specialized knowledge of chemical and physical properties of metals and minerals to extract them from their natural ores. WHAT DO THEY DO?K Operations Testing Manage mineral processing plants including precious metals, base metals, coal, diamonds, Metallurgical testing and sampling of ore types and their spatial distribution hydro-metallurgical planta and industrial mineral processing Manage crushing, grinding, flotation, milling, process Project Management methodologies, leaching, refining and geo-metallurgy Evaluate project aspects including: metallurgical process selection, the operations engineering evaluation, design, and costing of metallurgical process facilities, and supporting infrastructure from construction to closure Health & Safety Review all equipment standards and follow all Health & Safety regulations and policies WHERE DO THEY WORK? OFFICES LABORATORIES MINE SITES METAL REFINERIES THE CAREER PATH OF A METALLURGIST COLLEGE ...... (or ......... UNIVERSITY BACHELOR'S DEGREE TECHNICAL DIPLOMA MASTER'S DEGREE DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS OF STUDY Recruiters generally look for Metallurgy or Metallurgical Engineering degrees, but candidates can have any of the following related backgrounds: METALLURGY METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING CHEMICAL ENGINEERING MATERIAL SCIENCE/ ENGINEERING MINERAL ENGINEERING MINERAL PROCESSING .... Metallurgy work can be divided into 3 major specialties: Fixtractive Metallurgy: Separating minerais from Physical Metallurgy: Mineral Processing: Collecting ore from mines and processing of industrial minerals Selection of suitable metal alloys for industrial use, analysis of performance and failure of materials, development of specialty metals for end users. raw ore Schools with Metallurgical Engineering faculties across Canada and the USA LNIVERSITE DU QLEBEC A CHICOUTIMI UNIVERSITE LAVAL MCGILL UNIVERSITY ECOLE UNIVERSITY OF POLYTECHNIQUE MONTANA (MONTANA TECH) SOUTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF MINES AND DALHOUSIE TLCHNOLOGY LNIVERSITY LNIVERSITY OF UNIVERSITY MINNESOTA OF IDAHO COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT LNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO UNIVERSITY 0 PENNSYLVAN COLORADO STATE SCHOOL OF LNIVERSITY CAUFORNIA * LNIVERSITY + MINES UNIVERSITY H POLVTECHNIC OF UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY PITISBURGH OHHO STATE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA UNIVERSITY ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY OF OF CINCINNATI INSTITUTE OF TEXAS - EL UNIVERSITY ILCHNOLOGY OF ILLINOIS PASO MISSOLR UNIVERSITY OF OF TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY ENTRY-LEVEL SALARIES: 2012-2013 2011-2012 Metallurgical & Material Engineering Average: Colorado School of Mines $64, 846 $62, 126 $60,639 National Engineering Average $59,496 $51,641 National Business Average $80,446 $42,365 $42,002 National Math & Sciences Average $36,824 National Humanities & Social Sciences $36,319 Average National Computer Science Average $60,038 $59,234 $44,269 National Overall Average $43,521 $ USD COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES 2012-2013 Average salaries of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering graduates 2011-2012 For two consecutive years, graduates from the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering program of the Colorado School of Mines, earned more $93,750 $88,840 $74,889 $67,583 $64, 846 $62, 126 than the average : Engineering graduate and almost double the salary of a Humanities graduate. Bachelor's degree Master's degree Doctoral degree AS A TRAINED METALLURGIST, YOU HAVE MANY POSSIBLE CAREER TRAJECTORIES. SOME EXAMPLES INCLUDE: METALLURGICAL ENGINEER IN 1-3 METALLURGIST TRAINING (EIT) (NEW GRAD) $65,000+ ..... METALLURGIST/ METALLURGICAL 2-5 PLANT METALLURGIST ENGINEER s70,000 - $83,000 ....: SENIOR 5-8 SENIOR METALLURGIST METALLURGIST $93,000 ....: PLANT 8-12 SUPERINTENDENT CHIEF METALLURGIST S89,000 - $129,000 ....: MANAGER PLANT 12-15 METALLURGY MANAGER s115,000 - $145,000 .....: DIRECTOR/VP METALLURGY 15+ s175,000+ ..... SOURCES:,/ 2905-77 KING STREET WEST www.MINESTAFFING.COM TORONTO DOMINION CENTRE EMineStaffing TORONTO, ON MSKIHI MINE STAFFING +(416)849-2243 INTERNATIONAL +1(416)849-2238

Careers in Mining: Metallurgist

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MSI profiled the career path of a Metallurgist, a key professional in the mining industry.


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