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Chemical Technician

Job Summary

Responsible for helping chemists and engineers to develop, research, produce, and observe chemical products and processes. Works in laboratories, conducts experiments, and monitors production processes.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct chemical experiments in laboratories.
  • Monitor production processes in manufacturing facilities such as chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing plants.
  • Help scientists and engineers in researching, developing, and producing chemical products and processes.
  • Perform tests on products to make sure that they meet standards and specifications.
  • Monitor chemical processes.
  • Prepare chemical solutions to experiment with.
  • Clean and monitor equipment.
  • Observe and conduct chemical and physical experiments, tests, and analyses.
  • Prepare reports, charts, and graphs.
  • Develop more efficient production processes.
  • Work under the supervision of chemists or chemical engineers.
  • Help chemists develop new medicines.
  • Analyze compounds produced through complex chemical processes.
  • Analyze samples of air and water to monitor pollution levels.
  • Set up and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Adjust processing equipment to improve production efficiency and output.
  • Collect samples from production batches and test for impurities and defects.
  • Test product packaging to ensure it will be OK for the environment.