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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

  • Pharmaceutical engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Food Technology engineer
  • Biotechnologist

Chemical and Process Engineering can lead into the following careers

Process Engineer (Chemical)

Process or chemical engineers design, develop and operate the processes and equipment used to change raw materials into useful products
Process Engineer (Chemical)

Roading Engineer

Roading engineers design, plan and supervise the building and repair of roads, motorways, car parks, pavements, tunnels, freight terminals and traffic islands.
Roading Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers assess the impact of engineering projects on water, soil, air and noise levels, and advise and design ways to minimise this impact.
Environmental Engineer

Metallurgist

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.
Metallurgist

Brewer

Brewers use science and brewing equipment to convert malted barley or other grains into beer.
Brewer

Production Manager

Production managers organise and control the production of goods in a factory.
Production Manager

Plastics Engineer

Plastics engineers maintain and monitor the machines used to produce plastic products.
Plastics Engineer