Chemical Engineers design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering. Troubleshoot problems with chemical manufacturing processes. Develop safety procedures to be employed by workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to ongoing chemical reactions.
WHAT SKILLS & TRAINING ARE NEEDED?
- Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Chemical Engineers requires a Bachelor’s degree. Some may require additional post-secondary or certifications.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
- You like to research engineering aspects of biological or chemical processes.
- You like to develop technical methods or processes.
- You like to determine causes of operational problems or failures.
WHERE CAN I PURSUE ALIGNED TRAINING?
Chemical Engineer, Development Engineer, Engineer, Engineering Scientist, Process Control Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Engineer, Refinery Process Engineer, Research Chemical Engineer, Scientist