Food ยป Food Production

Chemical Engineer

Description

In agriculture, chemical engineers focus on the chemical composition of raw materials, and look to influence the changes involved in the production, protection, and use of crops. By using or creating products that help them to control these processes (such as fertilisers, fungicides and herbicides) they help growers to increase yields, improve quality, and reduce costs.

Employment Levels
Requirements
START
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical)
Compulsory
Bachelor of Engineering (Honour) (Chemical and Metallurgical)
Compulsory
Bachelor of Science (Engineering Science) and Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical)
Compulsory
PhD
Recommended
Graduate Engineer
Engineer
Senior Engineer
Principal Engineer
Chief Technical Officer

Activities

  • Value adding by converting grains into foods
  • Understanding the properties of grains and designing processes to convert grains into commercial intermediate or end products
  • Optimising the conversion processes
  • Involvement in projects from the conceptual and detailed design phases, through to construction, commissioning and startup

Locations

  • Processing plants such as flour mills, breweries, and food manufacturing plants
  • City and Country
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