Careers & Placement
M&ME graduates are in high demand! Job opportunities are available in a variety of industries where minerals, metals and materials are produced and consumed. These industries include but not limited to mining, manufacturing, petroleum, iron/steel making, automotive, recycling, chemicals, paper/pulp, aerospace, maintenance, corrosion, forensics, and more! Approximately 40% of undergraduates have gone on to graduate school, with about 20% continuing on to pursue their PhD.
Here are a few current openings:
- Plant Supervisor - Rio Grande Mining Company
Sr. Metallurgical Engineer - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp.
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- Bald Mountain Chief Metallurgist
- Edwards Draper Metallurgist
- Hecla Green Metallurgist
- Metallurgist - Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp
- Metallurgist - Ensicon Corporation
- Metallurgist - Dise & Company
Northshore Mining Company - Process Engineer
Internship opportunities can make college a debt-free investment!
We recommend that undergraduate and non-thesis graduate students gain appropriate temporary employment during all summer breaks and even during the school year. This will help you in your career choices, help pay for college expenses, and ultimately make you more marketable upon graduation. Montana Tech has close partnerships with many companies who support internship programs, and often hiring for periods of 3 - 6 months or longer.
The Center for Advanced Mineral & Metallurgical Processing (CAMP) offers paid and unpaid internships during the school year.
Simplot currently has an internship opportunity available for a Metallurgical Engineer. Click HERE for more information.
Growth in the M&ME disciplines and related fields has been substantial, substantially increasing opportunities for graduates. Permanent placement has been 100% for over two decades with recent starting salaries ranging between $50,000 and $72,000. These salaries do not include signing bonuses and moving expenses which are frequently provided. about these statistics
Montana Tech has great relationships with a wide variety of companies and institutions! The broadness of the program is indicated by the breadth of the companies ranging from small to large, rural to urban, local to regional, and national to global:
- Ash Grove Cement
- Barrick Gold
- Cliffs Natural Resources
- FL Smidth
- Freeport McMoRan
- Gold Corp
- Halliburton Energy Services
- Hazen, Western Zirconium
- Hecla Mining
- Holcim Cement
- Imerys Performance Minerals
- Intrepid Potash
- Kaiser Aluminum
- Kennecott Metals
- Kinross Gold
- Micron Technology
- Montana Resources
- Newmont Mining Corporation
- Predator Gold
- Pugent Sound Naval Shipyard
- Rio Tinto Minerals
- Stillwater BMR & Refinery
- Stillwater Mining
- Welding Services