2145-Chemical Engineers

Job Title: 

Chemical Engineers

Job Description: 

Chemical engineers conduct research and develop, advise on and direct commercial-scale chemical processes and production of various substances and items such as crude oil, petroleum derivatives, food and drink products, medicines, or synthetic materials. They direct maintenance and repair of chemical plant and equipment and study and advise on chemical aspects of particular materials, products or processes.


Designing chemical plant equipment and devising processes for manufacturing chemicals and products

Linked Education ( CESM Codes ) : 

806 - Chemical Engineering

Specific Occupations: 

214501 - Chemical Engineer
Description : Designs and prepares specifications for chemical process systems and the construction and operation of commercial-scale chemical plants, and supervises industrial processing, fabrication and manufacturing of products undergoing physical and chemical changes and related technologies.
Green Occupation : Yes
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Biochemical Engineer, Bioengineer, Catalytic Processing Engineer, Cosmetics Engineer, Crude Oil, Coal and Petrochemicals Engineer, Fluid Dynamics Engineer, Food Processing Engineer, Glass and Ceramics Technologist, Heat Transfer Engineer, Hydrometallurgical Engineer, Pharmaceutical Engineer

214502 - Chemical Engineering Technologist
Description : Analyses and modifies new and existing chemical engineering technologies and applies them in the testing and implementation of chemical engineering projects.
Green Occupation : Yes
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Biochemical Technologist, Bioengineering Technologist, Catalytic Processing Technologist, Coal Technologist, Cosmetics Technologist, Crude Oil Technologist, Environmental (Water, Air, Soil) Technologist, Fluid Dynamics Technologist, Food Processing Technologist, Fuel Technologist, Hydrometallurgical Technologist, Petrochemicals Technologist, Pharmaceutical Technologist, Plastics Technologist, Process Plants Design and Erection Technologist, Refinery Process Engineer

214503 - Explosives and Dangerous Goods Inspector
Description : Inspects and examines premises, vehicle, vessel or aircraft where suspect explosives or dangerous goods may be found.
Green Occupation : No
Green Skill : NoTrade : No
Specializations : Gas Examiner

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Source Of Info: 

Source : Organising Framework for Occupations (OFO) 2013, Department of Higher Education and Training, Republic of South Africa