3116-Chemical engineering technicians

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Chemical engineering technicians
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Job Description: 
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.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) assisting in research on and development of industrial chemical processes, plant and equipment, or testing prototypes
  • (b) designing and preparing layouts of chemical plants 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) monitoring technical aspects of the construction, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical plants to ensure satisfactory performance and compliance with specifications and regulations
  • (e) conducting chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists and engineers in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Chemical engineering technician
- Chemical engineering estimator
- Petroleum engineering technician


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Chemical technician - 3111

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