Profession chemical engineering technician

Chemical engineering technicians perform technical tasks to aid in chemical engineering research, and in the design, manufacture, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical plant.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • 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.

  • Risk management

    The process of identifying, assessing, and prioritising of all types of risks and where they could come from, such as natural causes, legal changes, or uncertainty in any given context, and the methods on dealing with risks effectively.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Laboratory techniques

    Techniques applied in the different fields of natural science in order to obtain experimental data such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography, electronic or thermic methods.

  • Quality assurance methodologies

    Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

Skills

  • Analyse experimental laboratory data

    Analyse experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings

  • Collaborate with engineers

    Work closely and communicate with engineers on designs or new products.

  • Test chemical samples

    Perform the testing procedures on the already prepared chemical samples, by using the necessary equipment and materials. Chemical sample testing involves operations such as pipetting or diluting schemes.

  • Execute analytical mathematical calculations

    Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

  • Use ICT systems

    Select and use ICT systems for a variety of complex tasks in order to meet a variety of needs.

  • Apply safety procedures in laboratory

    Make sure that laboratory equipment is used in a safe manner and the handling of samples and specimens is correct. Work to ensure the validity of results obtained in research.

  • Perform laboratory tests

    Carry out tests in a laboratory to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific research and product testing.

  • Calibrate laboratory equipment

    Calibrate laboratory equipment by comparing between measurements: one of known magnitude or correctness, made with a trusted device and a second measurement from another piece of laboratory equipment. Make the measurements in as similar a way as possible.

  • Translate formulae into processes

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

  • Run laboratory simulations

    Run simulations on prototypes, systems or newly developed chemical products using laboratory equipment.

  • Work safely with chemicals

    Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Determine production feasibility

    Determine if a product or its components can be produced by applying engineering principles.

  • Prepare chemical samples

    Prepare the specific samples such as gas, liquid or solid samples in order for them to be ready for analysis, labeling and storing samples according to specifications.

  • Follow environmental protection standards

    Know and adhere to environmental protection standards, in some cases through direct discussion with local governments to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.

  • Perform product testing

    Test processed workpieces or products for basic faults.

Optional knowledge and skills

analytical chemistry manage health and safety standards use chromatography software energy efficiency nuclear reprocessing inorganic chemistry recommend product improvements maintain laboratory equipment set production facilities standards write batch record documentation identify hazards in the workplace maintain chromotography machinery maintain nuclear reactors corrosion types hazardous waste types dispose of hazardous waste radiation protection supervise laboratory operations keep records of work progress communicate with external laboratories recognise signs of corrosion archive scientific documentation schedule production control production analyse production processes for improvement nuclear energy hazardous waste storage

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