A Metallurgist provides technical and metallurgical support to plant, inside sales, outside sales, and end users. Coordinates between customers and plant on quality and technical issues. Evaluates and develops products, processes, and equipment based on customer requirements. Heads projects relating to the discovery and implementation of new and innovative materials and processes, and studies methods of improving metallurgical processes. Develops and controls flotation, smelting, electrolytic, and other processes used in extracting metals from their ores or for refining metals. Determines the most efficient methods of producing metals commercially by studying ore reduction problems.