Metallurgical Engineering Technician

 

 

OFO No: 311702

 

 

 

 

Other names for Metallurgical Engineering Technician:

  • Dye Penetrant Testing Technician
  • Heat Treatment Technician
  • Industrial Radiographer
  • Magnetic Testing Technician
  • Metallurgy Laboratory Technician
  • Mineral Analyst / Spectroscopist
  • Mineral Spectroscopist
  • Non Destructive Testing Technician
  • Petroleum Products Laboratory Technician
  • Petroleum Refinery Laboratory Technician
  • Pressure Testing Technician
  • Ultrasound Technician

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What is a Metallurgical Engineering Technician?

Metallurgy is the science of metals and making sure the right metal is used for a job, or converting the chemical compound so it’s perfect for a job.

A Metallurgical Engineering Technician helps Metallurgical Engineers. They test metals in a laboratory.

What does a Metallurgical Engineering Technician do?

  • assists metallurgical engineers
  • travels to sites
  • performs laboratory experiments
  • studies metals
  • monitors extraction processes
  • uses advanced equipment
  • helps to create new alloys (mixed metals)
  • works out how to make metals stronger and safer
  • determines which metals should be used for which job
  • follows safety standards

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in engineering?
  • good at maths and science?
  • interested in metals?
  • a team player?
  • analytical?
  • an accurate worker?
  • responsible and reliable?
  • a good communicator?

How do I become a Metallurgical Engineering Technician?

PATH 1

National Diploma in Metallurgical Engineering (Extraction Metallurgy)

  • Can be done at some of the Universities of Technology
  • 2 years workplace experience (registered as a Candidate Engineering Technician through ECSA)
  • Professional Review by ECSA
  • Designation: Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the title Professional Engineering Technician

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

 

  • ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (ECSA)

ECSA is the national body that regulates professional engineers.

https://www.ecsa.co.za/default.aspx

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Aeronautical Engineering Technician or Town Planning Technician

Is becoming a Metallurgical Engineering Technician the right career choice for me?

 


Maths Required Qualification Required Science Required Work Outdoors