Chemical Engineers


Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Also called: Chemical Engineer, Engineer, Process Engineer, Scientist

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • design
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • chemistry
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one

Abilites:

    Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Minitab
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • CD-adapco STAR-CAD
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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