Sector: Manufacturing

Chemical Engineer

A chemical engineer career could be you if...
Your skills include science, complex problem solving and mathematics.
Your interests can be described as investigative and realistic.
Your values include recognition, achievement and independence.

Career Overview

Chemical engineers are responsible for designing and developing chemical processes and equipment that can transform raw materials into useful products. Additionally, they oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical plants. In the forest products industry, chemical engineers are employed in pulp and paper mills. As a chemical engineer in a pulp and paper mill, you will closely collaborate with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You may also be tasked with coordinating projects and trials to enhance production, improve quality, and lower costs.

Other job titles include:
 chemical engineer, development engineer, engineer, engineering scientist, process control engineer, process engineer, project engineer, refinery process engineer, research chemical engineer and scientist

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


National Average Annual Salary
$72,490.00 - $171,400.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$34.85 - $82.41
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