Career outlook for chemical engineering technician
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would work with chemical engineers on the research, development and manufacture of products such as plastics, medicines, foods, textiles and fuel.
Depending on which part of a plant you work in, you would:
- Help to design, build or install production plant equipment
- Carry out laboratory experiments to develop new products
- Check production processes, using measuring and control instruments
- Record data and make adjustments to machinery
- Do maintenance checks and make repairs
- Make sure safety procedures are followed
- Do quality control checks.
With experience, you could work as a shift manager and supervise chemical plant process workers.
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- Working with technology
- Problem solving
- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
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