Chemical Engineering Technologist

A chemical engineering technologist may work in an engineering plant in an engineering office in the chemical sales in a chemical production facility or in an environmental control department. The roles of a chemical engineering technologist vary depending on which specific career path is taken. For example a technologist who works in an engineering office may use computers to simulate chemical reactions and use their findings to advise chemical engineers on redesigning their processes.

A technologist who works in a chemical sales office may work directly with the buyers of chemicals and they may prepare sales quotes or proposals. Other chemical engineering technologists may work in the field – – assessing damage that chemical spills or leakages had on the environment. Chemical engineering technologists have very scientific jobs and must be extremely detail-oriented have the ability to solve or provide insight into complex issues and problems related to chemicals and they must be able to analyze complex issues and be able to provide logical and accurate opinions.

The minimum educational requirement for a position as a chemical engineering technologist is a two-year associates degree. After several years of employment it is possible for a technologist to move into a management or supervisory role. The typical employers of chemical engineering technologists include oil and gas companies chemical companies environmental engineering firms and chemical consulting firms.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the average salary for a chemical engineering technician is about $50000 per year.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $50000
High Salary: $60000
Low Salary: $40000
Tasks: Simulates chemical reactions using computers.
Analyzes the damage chemicals may have had on the environment.
Advises chemical engineers on processes.
Helps sell chemicals to outside industries.
Also Called: Engineering Technologist
Chemical Technologist
Chemical Technician
Engineering Technologist
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