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2146 CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
 


    Chemical engineers conduct research and develop, advise on and direct commercial-scale chemical processes and production of various substances and items such as crude oil, petroleum derivatives, food and drink products, medicaments, or synthetic materials, and direct maintenance and repair of industrial plant, or study and advise on technological aspects of particular materials, products or processes.

    Tasks include:

    (a) conducting research and advising on, and developing commercial-scale chemical processes to refine crude oil and other liquids or gases, and to produce substances and items such as petroleum derivatives, explosives, food and drink products, medicaments, or synthetic materials;

    (b) specifying relevant aspects of the construction of chemical manufacturing plants;

    (c) specifying production methods, materials and quality standards and ensuring that they conform to specifications;

    (d) establishing control standards and procedures to ensure safety and efficiency of production operations;

    (e) locating and correcting malfunctions;

    (f) organising and directing maintenance and repair of existing equipment;

    (g) studying and advising on technological aspects of particular materials, products or processes;

    (h) maintaining technical liaison and consultancy with other relevant specialists;

    (i) preparing scientific papers and reports;

    (j) performing related tasks;

    (k) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified hers:

  • Engineer, chemical

  • Engineer, chemical process

  • Engineer, chemical/petroleum and natural gas

  • Technologist, food and drink

  • Technologist, fuel


   
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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.