Chemical technologists and technicians provide technical support and services or may work independently in chemical engineering, chemical and biochemical research and analysis, industrial chemistry, chemical quality control and environmental protection. They are employed by research and development and quality control laboratories, consulting engineering companies, in chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and a variety of other manufacturing and processing industries, and by utilities, health, educational and government establishments.
- Modifies existing products and processes and developing new ones;
- Checks and improving quality control procedures in your own and suppliers’ factories, from the raw material stage through to the finished product;
- Selects raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers;
- Prepares product pricing based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products;
- Audits suppliers or managing internal audits;
- Helps prepare and/or leading external site audits;
- Coordinates launches of new products or running trials alongside/together with product development;
- Deals with any customer complaint investigations or product issues;
- Implements and managing the site quality management system;
- Reviews end-to-end supply chains;
- Compiles/checks/approves product specifications and labelling;
- Reviews food supply, security and sustainability.
- Carries out process support and development, new product development and quality control;
- Develops the ability to repeat processes to ensure consistency and safety;
- Works with engineering/production to develop solutions to production issues whilst maintaining food safety;
- Conducts internal audits of factory systems and protocols.
- Works with suppliers on quality issues and new product ideas;
Three-year college program in chemical engineering technology