chemical engineer




Chemical engineers design and develop large-scale chemical and physical production processes and are involved in the entire industrial process required for transforming raw materials into products.

Scope notes

Includes people working in pharmaceuticals, rubber, plastics and toiletries, cement and paper, food and drink, energy or oil and gas.

Alternative label

  • chemical engineering specialist

  • water purification chemical engineer

  • chemical technology engineer

  • chemical technology engineering adviser

  • chemical technology engineering expert

  • chemical engineering expert

  • ceramics chemical engineer

  • chemical technology engineering consultant

  • chemical engineering consultant

  • chemicals engineer

  • chemical technology engineering specialist

  • chemical engineering adviser

  • refinery process engineer

  • pyrotechnics chemical engineer

  • glass chemical engineer

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