Work Nature

  • Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products.
  •  They design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment, and direct facility operations.
  • Monitor and analyze data from processes and experiments.
    Develop safety procedures to be employed by workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to ongoing chemical reactions.
  • Develop processes to separate components of liquids or gases or generate electrical currents, using controlled chemical processes.
    Troubleshoot problems with chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Evaluate chemical equipment and processes to identify ways to optimize performance or to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Perform laboratory studies of steps in manufacture of new products and test proposed processes in small-scale operation, such as a pilot plant.
  • Prepare estimate of production costs and production progress reports for management.
  • Design measurement and control systems for chemical plants based on data collected in laboratory experiments and in pilot plant operations.
  • Determine most effective arrangement of operations such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, and drying.
  • Perform tests and monitor performance of processes throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables such as temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure.
    Design and plan layout of equipment.

 

Key Skills

  • Manufacturing Process Engineering
  • Chemical Process Engineering

Occupations

  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Refinery Process Engineer
  • Research Chemical Engineer
  • Scientist
  • petrochemical engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Process Control Engineer

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Medium
2 Demand
Medium
3 Salary
High
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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