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  • Enquiry about scope of jobs in Metallurgical engineering field in upcoming few years.

    Have a query about jobs in the government and private sector in the metallurgical domain? Looking out for details of such opportunities in this field? Here, on this page our ISC experts shall provide you answers for your queries.

    I am studying in second year B.Tech of Metallurgical engineering in Indus university Gujarat. As we belong to private college there are not much opportunity of jobs in campus interview. So I want to know what will be other opportunities of secured jobs in Metallurgical field in industrial as well as government section as compared to today's economical condition in industry as we know?
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  • As a metallurgy engineer, you will have many openings. But the only question is how much percentage you will get in your degree and how best you will face the selection process for the job.

    There are jobs for almost all subjects provided you are ready to work hard and take the work seriously. You should get a good percentage in your BE/BTech and you should also have a good understanding of the subject you have studied. Concentrate on these two issues from Day 1. Read the subject well and understand the subject positively and concentrate on the minute details of the subject. If you are interested in the core job your proficiency in the concerned subject is very important. So from the beginning, try to take more interest and read well.

    As an engineer you can apply for bank jobs, It jobs, other government jobs if your qualification is meeting the requirement of the post.

    The following are the jobs in the core area.

    1. You can apply for the post of Metallurgist in foundries and heat treatment industries. You can also apply for a post in rolling mills and similar industries where different materials or mechanical parts are made using mechanical equipment.

    2. There are some R&D labs in government sector as well as private sector, where they will be working on metallurgy. You can apply as an engineer or a Scientist in the post in those institutes.\
    3. Metal winning process industries will also appoint many metallurgical engineers. There are industries in government as well as private industries for metal winning from its ore like Tata Steels. HZL. etc. You can be considered for such industries also.
    4. If you want to be in teaching line you can do M.Tech or B.Ed.
    5. If you want to work in DRDO, ISRO or similar laboratories, please be in the lookout for their advertisement. Getting a good score in GATE will help you in getting these top-notch posts in government sector.

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  • Metallurgical Engineering deals with all sorts of metal-related areas. In this branch of engineering, study of science of metals and their properties, their extraction from their ores, making alloys etc. has been done. Demand for metallurgical engineers is increasing in India and will also increase at huge level due to increasing numbers of steel plants. India would be next to China in steel manufacturing and consumption, by 2025. In near future there will be an increasing demand in this field. You should study hard and get good score in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) to get admission in the IIT for your post graduate studies. If you will be able to do this you will have good opportunities and campus selection also. First you should focus on your studies and score good marks. You should also grab knowledge of some softwares like autocad etc. Knowledge of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) laboratory techniques is also very useful. It is used in science and industry to detect surface and sub-surface defects of a material, component or system without causing damage.
    Metallurgical Engineers can get a job in private sector as well as government sectors. You can seek scope in India and abroad as well. You can work as Metallurgist, Plant Equipment Engineer, Quality Planning Engineer, Supplier Development Engineer, Senior Process Engineer, Welding Engineer and Ballistics Engineer etc.
    Following department needs knowledge and skills of metallurgical engineers: Equipment- Design, manufacturing and Installation, Projects-Planning, Engineering and execution, EHS, Sales & Marketing, Production and planning, Quality assurance, Consultancy, Operations and Manufacturing, R & D, Process and Application of enginnering, costing and controlling etc.

    There are various ferrous and non- ferrous industries.
    1. Ferrous Industries: They primarily consists of iron and different varieties of steel and their demands comes from construction and automobile sectors.
    2. Non- ferrous Industries: Non-ferrous metals include aluminium and its alloys, copper, zinc, lead, nickel, lead, Manganese and tin, Rare metals & precious metals. Their demand comes from sectors such as agriculture, automobiles, railways, telecommunications, construction and chemicals.
    Major recruiters are Jindal Steel, NALCO, TATA Steel, Hindlaco, Birla, SAIL, Strelite, Hind Zinc, Vedanta, Bhushan, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., HCL, Larsons Group, Reliance Industries Ltd., New Bharat Refractories Ltd., MECON,EIL, MINALCO, Mishra Dhatu Nigam, Regional Research Labs, John Deere, Finolex, National Metallurgical Labs, The Metal Powder Company Ltd., Utkal Mineral, vehicle industry etc. Some of these companies are dealing in ferrous and some in non- ferrous and some in both. You can choose as per your choice and according to opportunity you can grab.
    Apart from these metallurgical jobs, there are vacancies in government organization including ISRO, DRDO, BARC, and railway, aviation , and nano science.
    Besides you can also go for teaching after completing M.Tech and Ph.D.
    Some of these institutes also conduct their own exam for recruitment etc. You should check websites of these companies and employment new for regular updates.

  • Hi Yogesh.

    Metallurgical engineering has a very wide scope because it caters to the indispensable needs of different sectors in the nation and even outside it. Also, the full potential of the metallurgical industry has not been utilized in India so there are possible chances of it growing more and thus increasing career opportunities too.

    You can get a job in a government or private sector after successfully completing your degree. However, if you want a government job you will have to clear exams like GATE, etc. You don't need to clear a competitive exam to get a job in the private sector but the pay is usually less in this sector. If you have a degree from IIT or NIT, there are chances that you may get a job easily.

    You can get into the jobs of other streams too like IT, Banking etc. You can apply for other competitive exams also. Apparently, it is not easy to get a satisfying job.

    Some of the fields where the knowledge of metallurgical engineers are needed are as follows-

    1. Research and Development
    2. Industries that use metals to process them further
    3. Material Testing Labs
    4. Metal Service Centres
    5. Equipment Manufacturing companies
    6. Design and Construction of Metals
    7. Quality Assurance
    8. Sales and Marketing
    9. Equipment Installation
    10. Safety, Health and Environment

    Some of the major recruiters of metallurgical engineers are-

    1. TATA Steel
    2. SAIL
    3. NALCO
    4. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
    5. HCL
    6. Jindal Steel
    7. John Deere
    8. Larsons Group
    9. ISRO, DRDO
    10. Railways

    Hope it helps.

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  • Metallurgical - engineers are employed in both Ferrous and Nonferrous Industries. The process calls for continious engagement of the Metallurgical Engineers round the clock to monitor the production - schedule except for the scheduled shut - down for the production shops for a couple of days when the jobs are to be attended by the maintenance people of both Electrical and Mechanical sections to take care of the defects arising out of the operations.
    Metallurgical - engineers are well versed in their field having their minimum qualification as BE or B.Tech from the distinguished institutes such as IIT, BIT, NIT etc. A few are even M.Tech from the prominent institutes. They would work in the industries along with the shift supervisors providing them the best tips to augment production with the lowest Fuel - consumption. In Steel - industries, they would take care of the manufacture of special steels such as additions of chromium, Nickel, Manganese, Molybdenum etc in the right proportion and the internal structure of the slab are tested finally to see any deformity in course of operation. Any abnormality is rectified with their technical expertise.
    Their area of operation are in both steel - plants and non - ferrous industries. Some prominent industries where they work in tandem with the work - force are given below -
    1) SAIL
    2) TISCO
    3) Zindal Steel
    4) NALCO
    5) Hindustan Zinc Ltd
    6) Hindustan Copper Limited.
    7) Bhusan - steel Limited etc.
    In addition to the industries indicated above, there are medium and smaller units as well which under take further processing such as Forging, Casting, Fabrication, Heat - treatment, Galvenising, Extrusion and so on.
    The other areas are
    1) Equipment Manufacturing
    2) Consultancy firms such as MECON, HSCL etc
    3) Material Testing Laboratry
    4) Metal Trading
    5) Engineering colleges,
    6) Reseach and Development Wing etc
    Steel is considered to be backbone of the economy, though there is sometime sluggish demand but such a cycle is short lived. Our country would see further expansion of steel plants and hence the demand of the Metallurgical Engineers would pick up in the time ahead.

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