What does a Metallurgical Engineer do?

Metallurgic engineers work in metals and alloys in various industrial and manufacturing settings. They analyze metals and alloys to determine their physical and chemical properties and may also contribute to manufacturing through the development of new alloys for specific applications, including a lightweight but strong metal used in transportation. They research metals using various methodologies including x-rays to examine their structure or an electron microscope to look at a molecular structure. They conduct tests to ascertain how metals react to extreme conditions, including physical stress or excessive cold.

Metallurgic engineers devise and produce alloys for multiple metals used in industrial products and must balance many factors. When necessary, they engineer solutions to the issues and introduce them to the manufacturing and design process. They support quality control processes in manufacturing, refining, and extraction through side observations and ensuring that workers adhere to best practices. Metallurgic engineers need a minimum bachelor's degree in engineering or related fields.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Metallurgical Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹35,000 /month
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Not including cash compensation
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Median: ₹35T
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13 Feb 2021

“I was very thankful to start my career here and have the opportunity to learn what I did!”

University of QueenslandUniversity of Queensland
27 Aug 2021

“good work and life balance”

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14 Dec 2020

“Really possibility for career progress and improving your skills.”

PTC AlliancePTC Alliance
22 Mar 2020

“The work I do is interesting and the people here are super nice.”

10 Mar 2020

“I worked remotely and communication was a bit lacking.”

Tucker Energy Solutions
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7 Jan 2022

“Paid vacation and holidays.”

Enerfin Resources
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6 Feb 2020

“Great money and overtime.”

Tech MahindraTech Mahindra
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1 Jan 2021

“No work and life balance.”

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