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Process Engineer
Process Engineer #1169


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Engineering, Industrial and Technological Sciences

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Process Engineer #1169

The scientific reactions that many students experiment with in their chemistry classes are similar to what this process engineer supervises on a daily basis, although the processes he is involved with are on a much larger scale. At the plant where he works he mixes simple acids and simple bases to create anhydrous ammonia.

As a process engineer he is also responsible for making sure that the plant is operating at efficiently. He may examine graphs on his computer or venture out into the plant to get an up-close look at the pipes the acids and bases flow through. Because the reactions that occur with the mixing of the acids and bases can be very violent, a great deal of responsibility falls upon his shoulders to ensure that things are working properly.

In addition to his vast technical knowledge, he also utilizes his people skills on a daily basis. Teamwork is a must in the chemical reaction environment.

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