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Chemical Engineer

What does a Chemical Engineer do?

Chemical Engineers work with others to develop the processes required to produce drugs, detergents, fertilizers, plastics, fuels and fabrics commercially.

- They determine the most cost effective processes for commercial production.
- They design and develop new and better processes and equipment for converting raw materials into products.
- They design quality and environmental control systems.
- They troubleshoot problems in industrial processing plants,

What kind of person makes a good Chemical Engineer?

Chemical Engineer might be the job for you if you:

- Are good at Math, Physics and Chemistry
- Have good problem solving skills
- Have the ability to visualize complex processes and equipment
- Are interested in management

How do I become a Chemical Engineer?

Chemical Engineers need to have a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) degree majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Many employers may require a Masterís Degree (M.Sc) or a Doctoral Degree (PhD).

Chemical Engineers also need to be a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Where does a Chemical Engineer work?

Chemical Engineers often work in pulp and paper manufacturing, petroleum refining, oil sands extraction, energy conversion, polymer processing and metal extraction and refining. Typically, Chemical Engineers start their career in process development.

How much does a Chemical Engineer make?

On average, Chemical Engineers in Alberta make $49.04 an hour.
Thatís about $101,380 a year.

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