Chemical Engineer

Sciences and Engineering

Job Description

Chemical engineers design and develop chemical processes and equipment, in order to transform raw materials into useful products. They also oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical plants. The forest products industry employs chemical engineers in pulp and paper mills. As a chemical engineer in a pulp and paper mill, you will work closely with technical and operations personnel to monitor and optimize processes. You could also find yourself coordinating projects and trials to increase production, improve quality and reduce costs.

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Education And Training

You have to earn a chemical engineering degree from a university to work as a chemical engineer. Students graduating from undergraduate programs in chemical engineering often choose to become certified as professional engineers. It means you are licensed to practice engineering, and that you’re a full- fledged member of the engineering profession.

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University of Ottawa
Cégep du Vieux Montréal

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