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Overview

Chemical Engineers design and prepare specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, and supervise industrial processing and fabrication of products undergoing physical and chemical changes.

Day-to-day

  • prepares designs for chemical process systems and plans control systems for processes, such as those used to remove and separate components, effect chemical changes, test and evaluate fuels, transfer heat, and control the storing and handling of solids, liquids and gases
  • monitors the operation and maintenance of equipment to achieve maximum efficiency under safe operating conditions
  • ensures correct materials and equipment are used and that they conform to specifications
  • diagnoses malfunctions in chemical plants and instituting remedial action
  • studies product utilisation and pollution control problems.

To become a Chemical Engineer

Skills employers are looking for

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Communication Skills

  • Process Engineering

  • Process Improvement

  • Commissioning

  • Process Control

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