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Chemical engineers research, design, and develop chemical processes and equipment, oversee the operation and maintenance of industrial chemical, plastics, pharmaceutical, resource, pulp, and food processing plants and perform duties related to chemical quality control, environmental protection and biochemical or biotechnical engineering. Chemical engineers are employed in a wide range of manufacturing and processing industries, consulting firms, government, research and educational institutions.
adhesives engineer, biochemical engineer, biotechnical engineer, chemical engineer, environmental, chemical process engineer, industrial hygiene engineer, industrial waste treatment engineer, liquid fuels engineer, petrochemical engineer, polymer engineer, process control engineer, chemical, project engineer, chemical, pulp and paper engineer, refinery engineer, waste treatment engineer.
- Conduct economic and technical feasibility studies in areas related to chemical, petroleum, pulp and paper, food or other processing industries
- Conduct research into the development or improvement of chemical engineering processes, reactions and materials
- Evaluate chemical process technology and equipment and determine production specifications
- Design and test chemical processing and associated plants and equipment
- Oversee the construction, modification, operation and maintenance of pilot plants, processing units or processing plants
- Establish and conduct quality control programs, operating procedures and control strategies to ensure consistency and adherence to standards for raw materials, products and waste products or emissions
- Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for the process aspects of industrial construction
- Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers
- May work in an administrative capacity, for example, in the development of guidelines and specifications for the handling of dangerous chemicals, environmental protection, or standards for foods, materials and consumer goods.
Chemical engineers may specialize in the products and processes of a particular industry such as pulp and paper manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, energy processing, plastics, metal extraction and refining, or adhesives and coatings production. They may also specialize in areas that are in various industries such as process control, pollution control or fermentation processes.
Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Oshawa, Vaughan, Ajax, Aurora, Beaverton, Bowmanville, Caledon, Cannington, East Gwillimbury, Halton Hills, King City, Markham, Milton, Newmarket, Oakville, Pickering, Port Perry, Richmond Hill, Whitby, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Acton, Algonquin Island, Bolton, Briars Park, Brooklin, Caledon East, Centre Island, Delrex, Dorset Park, Franklin Beach, Gaud Corners, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Jacksons Point, Marywood Meadows, Mono Road, Mossington Park, Newcastle, Nobleton, Norval, Orono, Port Darlington, Stouffville, Sutton, Toronto Islands, Uxbridge, Ward's Island, Wildwood, Wilmot Creek
Wages for Chemical Engineers in Toronto Region
Wages depend on job requirements and work conditions. They also vary between regions, for reasons such as location, labour agreements, and the availability of workers. The wages below are estimated before taxes.
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|London Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Muskoka-Kawarthas Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Northeast Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Ottawa Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Toronto Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||19.23||32.00||52.88||NoteLink opens in a new window|
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