Profession chemical application specialist

Chemical application specialists develop chemical products according to the needs and expectation of the clients. They conduct development of formulas and processes of formulation as well as evaluation of the efficiency and performances of the formulations.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Chemistry

    The composition, structure, and properties of substances and the processes and transformations that they undergo; the uses of different chemicals and their interactions, production techniques, risk factors, and disposal methods.

  • Characteristics of products

    The tangible characteristics of a product such as its materials, properties and functions, as well as its different applications, features, use and support requirements.

  • Marketing principles

    The principles of managing the relationship between consumers and products or services for the purpose of increasing sales and improving advertising techniques.

  • Customer service

    Processes and principles related to the customer, client, service user and to personal services; these may include procedures to evaluate customer's or service user's satisfaction.

  • Business analysis

    The research field which addresses the identification of business needs and problems and the determination of the solutions that would mitigate or prevent the smooth functioning of a business. Business analysis comprises IT solutions, market challenges, policy development and strategic matters.

Skills

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Build business relationships

    Establish a positive, long-term relationship between organisations and interested third parties such as suppliers, distributors, shareholders and other stakeholders in order to inform them of the organisation and its objectives.

  • Translate formulae into processes

    Translate, by means of computer models and simulations, the specific laboratory formulae and findings into production processes.

  • Use chemical analysis equipment

    Use the laboratory equipment such as Atomic Absorption equimpent, PH and conductivity meters or salt spray chambre.

  • Develop chemical products

    Research and create new chemicals and plastics used in the production of a variety of goods such as pharmaceuticals, textile, building materials and household products.

  • Keep up-to-date with regulations

    Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current regulations and apply this knowledge in specific sectors.

  • Communicate with customers

    Respond to and communicate with customers in the most efficient and appropriate manner to enable them to access the desired products or services, or any other help they may require.

  • Advise customers

    Give information to people regarding import and export restrictions, tariff systems and other custom-related topics.

Optional knowledge and skills

analyse business objectives identify new business opportunities perfume and cosmetic products apply business acumen satisfy customers perform customer management adjust production schedule pharmaceutical products customer relationship management