Chemical and Process Engineering » Career Opportunities
As the New Zealand manufacturing industry is adapting to the demands of the consumer and as the world is becoming increasingly more environment conscious, need for the expertise of chemical and process engineers will enhance.
The processing industry is the largest employer of chemical and process engineers. They are generally employed to help organisations and factories operate at their maximum efficiency whilst helping reduce levels of waste and pollution. There is the potential to work in areas such as oil and gas, renewable energy, biofuel production, environmental control, fermentation, waste treatment, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Career opportunities include
Chemical and Process Engineering can lead into the following careers
Process or chemical engineers design, develop and operate the processes and equipment used to change raw materials into useful products
Roading engineers design, plan and supervise the building and repair of roads, motorways, car parks, pavements, tunnels, freight terminals and traffic islands.
Environmental engineers assess the impact of engineering projects on water, soil, air and noise levels, and advise and design ways to minimise this impact.
Metallurgists are engineers who specialise in metals. They develop processes that produce or process metals, and give advice on their use, extraction, improvement, production and performance.
Brewers use science and brewing equipment to convert malted barley or other grains into beer.
Production managers organise and control the production of goods in a factory.
Plastics engineers maintain and monitor the machines used to produce plastic products.