Metallurgist - Process Salary
Median pay for Metallurgist - Processs in the United States is around $72K annually. There are far more male Metallurgist - Processs survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Metallurgist - Process
Metallurgy is the process by which different metals are combined into alloys and then used to create materials for use by others or used to create end products themselves. A metallurgist - process is a person who acts as something of a troubleshooter and problem-solver for this process, usually at a fabrication plant. The process metallurgist works to help continually reduce the amount of metal material that fails to meet quality control standards. He or she also is constantly involved in examining all aspects of the plant and creates systems to try to add efficiency to the manufacturing processes.Read More...
Because of the precise nature of fabrication and formulation in the creation of alloy metals, it is a given that a certain small percentage will fail a manufacturer's quality control standards. The process metallurgist will typically work very closely with the quality control managers to help determine how faults may be occurring, as well as methods to reduce their incidence. The process metallurgist will typically seek to discover if faults can be reduce by examining machine systems, formula processes, and employee inputs.
A process metallurgist will normally hold a university degree in metallurgy or some related discipline, with larger companies giving preference to individuals who also have education in industrial management or engineering. An employee in this position will typically spend time in the metal plant, as well as doing computer work in data analysis in an office. A process metallurgist typically works regular business hours during a week.
Metallurgist - Process Tasks
- Determine root causes of failures or rejections and improve processes to reduce them.
- Document and review existing processes, customer claims, and claim resolutions.
- Work across teams to support product metallurgy and improve consistency and processes.
- Review test data and records, and monitor for problems.
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Pay by Experience Level for Metallurgist - Process
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $70K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $85K. For Metallurgist - Processs, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $78K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $100K — the plum median salary in this group.