Conduct research to develop new and improved manufacturing processes
Develop safety procedures for those working with potentially dangerous chemicals
Develop processes to separate components of liquids and gases or to generate electrical currents using controlled chemical processes
Design and plan the layout of equipment
Do tests and monitor performance of processes throughout production
Troubleshoot problems with manufacturing processes
Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations
Estimate production costs for management
Must have a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and must possess a problem- solving skills
Analytical skills. Chemical engineers must be able to figure out why a particular design does not work as planned.Must be able to ask the right questions and then find answers that work.
Creativity. Chemical engineers must be able to explore new ways of applying engineering principles. To work to invent new materials, advanced manufacturing techniques, and new applications in chemical and biomedical engineering.
Interpersonal skills. Must develop good working relationships with people in production because their role is to put scientific principles into practice in manufacturing industries.
Math skills. Must be able to use the principals of calculus and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.
A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
Relevant work experience