Metallurgist Extractive: Develops and controls flotation, smelting, electrolytic, and other processes used in extracting metals from their ores or for refining metals. Studies methods of improving metallurgical processes. Determines the most efficient methods of producing metals commercially by studying ore reduction problems. Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Manages variables to obtain metals of specified metallurgical characteristics and qualities. Investigates methods of improving metallurgical processes including, but not limited to, reduction of alumina by electrolytic methods to produce aluminum, the distillation of molten ore to purify zinc, or selective oxidation methods to extract lead, nickel, and mercury; producing iron and steel, or for refining gold, silver, zinc, copper, and other metals and other nonferrous metals from their ores. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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