Chemical Technologists and Technicians

(NOC 2211)
+4.72%
 

Career Description

Chemical technologists set up, conduct, and analyze chemical experiments, tests, and sampling tests for quality control. They operate/maintain laboratory equipment, compile records, and interpret analytical results. They also perform environmental testing, assessments, and may develop or ensure compliance standards are met.

Chemical technicians assist in setting up and conducting chemical experiments/tests. They operate/maintain laboratory equipment and compile records.

Duties May Include

Chemical technologists perform some or all of the following duties:

Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests and analyses using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical and chemical separation techniques and microscopy.

Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus and prepare solutions of gas or liquid, reagents, and sample formulations.

Compile records and interpret experimental or analytical results.

Develop and conduct programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates and products.

Assist in the development of chemical engineering processes, studies of chemical engineering procurement, construction, inspection and maintenance and the development of standards, procedures and health and safety measures.

Operate experimental chemical or petrochemical pilot plants.

Conduct or assist in air and water quality testing and assessments, environmental monitoring and protection activities and in the development of and compliance with standards.

Assist in the design and fabrication of experimental apparatus.

Chemical technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

Assist in setting up and conducting chemical experiments, tests and analyses.

Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus and prepare solutions of gas and liquid, reagents and sample formulations.

Compile records for analytical studies.

Assist in developing and conducting programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards.

Carry out a limited range of other technical functions in support of chemical research, tests and analyses, and environmental air and water quality monitoring and protection.

Assist in the design and fabrication of experimental apparatus.

Examples of Titles

Biochemistry Technologist
Chemical Analyst
Chemical Engineering Technician
Chemical Engineering Technologist
Chemical Technician
Chemist
Formulation Technician
Geochemical Technician
Industrial Hygiene Technologist
Quality Control Technician - Chemistry

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Chemical Technology Bachelor
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Lakehead University - Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Chemical Engineering Technology Diploma
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NAIT
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Chemical Technology Diploma
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Chemical Engineering Technology - Lab and Process Control Diploma; Co-op
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Seneca College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Chemical Laboratory Technician Diploma
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Modified on May 11, 2012