Chromatographers apply the corresponding chromatography techniques (such as gas, liquid or ion exchange techniques) to identify and analyse samples' chemical compounds. They calibrate and maintain the chromatography machinery and prepare the equipment and solutions. Chromatographers may also develop and apply new chromatography methods according to samples and chemical compounds that need to be analysed.
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- Investigative / Realistic
- Realistic / Investigative
- 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.
- Laboratory based sciences
Laboratory based sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, integrated science or advanced laboratory science.
- Health and safety regulations
Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.
- High-performance liquid chromatography
Analytic chemistry technique used to identify and quantify the components of a mixture.
- Chemical products
The offered chemical products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Chemical processes
The relevant chemical processes used in manufacture, such as purification, seperation, emulgation and dispergation processing.
- Gel permeation chromatography
Polymer analysis technique which separates the analytes on the basis of their weight.
- Mix chemicals
Mix chemical substances safely according to recipe, using the proper dosages.
- Contact scientists
Listen, reply, and establish a fluid communication relationship with scientists in order to extrapolate their findings and information into a varied array of applications including business and industry.
- Improve chemical processes
Collect data required to make improvements or modifications to chemical processes. Develop new industrial processes, design new process plants/equipment or modify existing ones.
- Follow laboratory manuals
Follow laboratory manuals, documents with industry jargon, phrases and diagrams, allowing a quality controller to easily read and interpret these documents.
- Use chromatography software
Use the chromatography data system software which collects and analyses the chromatography detectors results.
- Apply liquid chromatography
Apply the knowledge of polymer characterization and liquid chromatography in the development of new products.
- Manage chemical testing procedures
Manage the procedures to be used in chemical testing by designing them and conducting tests accordingly.
- 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.
- Regulate chemical reaction
Regulate the reaction by adjusting the steam and coolant valves so that the reaction is within the specified limits for explosion prevention.
- Transfer chemicals
Transfer the chemical mixture from the mixing tank to the storage tank by turning on the valves.
- 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.
- Perform chemical experiments
Perform chemical experiments with the aim of testing various products and substances in order to draw conclusions in terms of product viability and replicability.
- Operate scientific measuring equipment
Operate devices, machinery, and equipment designed for scientific measurement. Scientific equipment consists of specialised measuring instruments refined to facilitate the acquisition of data.
- 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.
- Monitor chemical process condition
Monitor the conformity of the chemical process, checking all indicators or warning signals provided by the instruments such as recording instruments, flowmeters and panel lights.
- Handling chemical products for soil and plants
Handling chemical products for soil and plants includes cleaning the equipment used for spreading and spraying, mixing of chemicals, preparing pesticides and herbicides for spraying, preparing fertilisers for spreading.
- 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.
- Use chemical analysis equipment
Use the laboratory equipment such as Atomic Absorption equimpent, PH and conductivity meters or salt spray chambre.
- Handle chemicals
Safely handle industrial chemicals; use them efficiently and ensure that no harm is done to the environment.
- Apply scientific methods
Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.
- Work with chemicals
Handle chemicals and select specific ones for certain processes. Be aware of the reactions which arise from combining them.
- Manage chemical processes inspection
Manage the chemical in-process inspection, making sure the inspection results are documented, the inspection procedures are well written and the checklists are updated.
- Document analysis results
Document on paper or on electronic devices the process and the results of the samples analysis performed.