Metallurgist Extractive

Production Metallurgist

Process Metallurgist

Minimum Bachelor of Science

Will be updated

The tasks a Metallurgist, Extractive is expected to perform include:

Planning, organizing and controlling extraction of metals from ores

Analyzing ore and determining methods of metal extraction to be employed

Ensuring maximum economic extraction of metal or alloy of best possible prescribed grade

Prescribing temperatures, proportions of ingredients and chemicals to be added, solvent to be used, voltage required, etc.

Supervising production and controlling all operations

Analyzing samples at regular intervals, recording observations

Making necessary adjustments according to furnace and bath conditions

Ensuring metal or alloy produced confirms to the prescribed quality and quantity

Knowledge of conversion of metal ores into industrially useful products and production of alloys

Well-versed with various methods of extracting metals like pyro-metallurgy, hydro-metallurgy, electro-metallurgy, etc.

Knowledge of electrolysis

Proficient in identifying different grades of metals or alloys

Knowledge of operations such as smelting, calcining, roasting, oxidizing, flux, etc.

Knowledge of properties and treatment of metals

Knowledge of properties and treatment of alloys

Proficient in designing and supervising construction of furnace, bath, etc.

Knowledge of testing physical properties of metal or alloy for quality control

Will be updated

Good interpersonal skills

Good communication skills

Planning skills

Decision making skills

Analytical skills

Hard working

Problem solving ability

Good listener

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this jobrole

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, high-decibel noise, dust, diesel emissions, radiations, asbestos, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, minor accidents, fatigue, hearing problems, musculoskeletal problems, etc.

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 18,000 per month

For candidates with 3 - 5 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines. It is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which accounts for about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has the large number of employees including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity, stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce, and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025.These factors indicate good job prospects for Metallurgist, Extractive and other professionals in the industry.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India