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    Chemical engineering technicians perform technical tasks connected with chemical engineering research, as well as with the design, manufacture, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical plant.

    Tasks include -

    (a) providing technical assistance connected with research and the development of industrial chemical processes, plant and equipment, or testing prototypes;

    (b) designing and preparing layouts of chemical plant according to the specifications given;

    (c) preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for manufacture and installation according to the specifications given;

    (d) providing technical supervision of the construction, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical plant to ensure satisfactory performance and compliance with specifications and regulations;

    (e) applying technical knowledge of chemical engineering principles and practices in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (f) providing technical assistance regarding technological aspects of particular materials, products and processes;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Technician, engineering/chemical

  • Technician, engineering/chemical process

  • Technician, engineering/petroleum

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Kiln-operator, chemical and related processes - 8152

  • Machine-operator, blending/chemical and related processes - 8151

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.