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Chemical technician (m/f/d)

Chemical technicians: ensuring smooth production processes in the chemical industry

Hygiene, safety and environmental protection: chemical technicians ensure smooth and safe production processes in the chemical industry. They adjust measuring and control devices and maintain pipelines, centrifuges and reaction vessels.

Chemical technicians mainly work in the chemical industry to produce chemical raw materials, fertilisers, plastics, detergents or chemical fibres. Other fields of work include mineral oil processing and the pharmaceutical industry, where they deal with the production of basic pharmaceutical products. Chemical technicians also work for manufacturers of paints and coatings or in the plastics industry dealing with the production of plates, sheets or tubes. The job prospects are good since chemical products from Germany are in demand worldwide. With further training as a technical business administrator or an industrial foreman, or with a degree in chemical engineering, chemical technicians have an even broader range of opportunities.

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Are you looking for a chemical technician (m/f/d)?

Do you need a chemical technician who supports the smooth and safe production in your company with their expertise? With the specialized know-how in your industry, as well as a high concentration and reliability, experts can execute the required processes correctly and ensure the quality of your production. We have the right candidates for you.

Are you looking for a job as a chemical technician (m/f/d)?

As a chemical technician, you contribute your know-how in the operation of machines and the handling of chemicals to a company. You can choose whether you want to work in the chemical industry, the pharmaceutical industry or the plastics industry.

The training to become a chemical technician takes 3.5 years. On average, the monthly gross salary in the first year of training is EUR 874 and increases to up to EUR 1,054 in the fourth year of training. The training is dual, i.e. both in the vocational school and in a training company.

After training, there are various forms of further training. These include further training to become a technical business economist or industrial foreman or a degree in chemical engineering. In this way you can expand the possible applications in this future-oriented industry.

The training to become a chemical technician takes 3.5 years. On average, the monthly gross salary in the first year of training is EUR 874 and increases to up to EUR 1,054 in the fourth year of training. The training is dual, i.e. both in the vocational school and in a training company.

After training, there are various forms of further training. These include further training to become a technical business economist or industrial foreman or a degree in chemical engineering. In this way you can expand the possible applications in this future-oriented industry.


Vom Steuern und Überwachen der Maschinen bis zur Analyse von Produktproben im Labor: Als Chemikant erleben Sie einen abwechslungsreichen Arbeitsalltag. Das umfangreiche Aufgabenfeld umfasst zahlreiche Arbeitsschritte:

Whether they control and monitor machines or analyse product samples in the laboratory – chemical technicians face a broad range of tasks every day, including numerous work steps:

  • Measuring and filling of commodities in the production plants
  • Continuous control of the production process
  • Temperature control or distillation of starting materials
  • Regular taking of samples
  • Review of the measured data
  • Logging of the production process
  • Inspection of the product quality
  • Monitoring the packaging of products
  • Environmentally friendly waste disposal
  • Maintenance of the plants
  • Process engineering

Vom Steuern und Überwachen der Maschinen bis zur Analyse von Produktproben im Labor: Als Chemikant erleben Sie einen abwechslungsreichen Arbeitsalltag. Das umfangreiche Aufgabenfeld umfasst zahlreiche Arbeitsschritte:

Whether they control and monitor machines or analyse product samples in the laboratory – chemical technicians face a broad range of tasks every day, including numerous work steps:

  • Measuring and filling of commodities in the production plants
  • Continuous control of the production process
  • Temperature control or distillation of starting materials
  • Regular taking of samples
  • Review of the measured data
  • Logging of the production process
  • Inspection of the product quality
  • Monitoring the packaging of products
  • Environmentally friendly waste disposal
  • Maintenance of the plants
  • Process engineering

Chemical technicians can only work for the chemical industry? That is not correct. In this job, too, applicants can choose from different sectors:

  • Chemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Plastic processing
  • Manufacture of paints and varnishes

Chemical technicians can only work for the chemical industry? That is not correct. In this job, too, applicants can choose from different sectors:

  • Chemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Plastic processing
  • Manufacture of paints and varnishes

Chemical technicians must ensure that the machines run without any technical problems and that each plant is maintained in the best possible way. Besides, a great deal of accuracy is required in the laboratory. They need to know exactly what they are doing and must always proceed in a careful manner.

During their training, chemical technicians acquire the necessary technical and chemical knowledge.

  • Experience in the operation of machines
  • Quality management skills
  • Experience in handling chemicals
  • Knowledge of chemical technology
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering and control technology
  • Safety
  • Familiarity with occupational health and safety regulations

As soft skills, you need the following to exercise the profession.

  • The ability to concentrate
  • A high sense of responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Reliability

Chemical technicians must ensure that the machines run without any technical problems and that each plant is maintained in the best possible way. Besides, a great deal of accuracy is required in the laboratory. They need to know exactly what they are doing and must always proceed in a careful manner.

During their training, chemical technicians acquire the necessary technical and chemical knowledge.

  • Experience in the operation of machines
  • Quality management skills
  • Experience in handling chemicals
  • Knowledge of chemical technology
  • Knowledge of electrical engineering and control technology
  • Safety
  • Familiarity with occupational health and safety regulations

As soft skills, you need the following to exercise the profession.

  • The ability to concentrate
  • A high sense of responsibility
  • Resilience
  • Reliability

The total duration of the training to become a chemical technician is 3.5 years. Depending on the year of their apprenticeship, they will earn between EUR 874 (year 1) and EUR 1,054 (year 4). When they have completed their training, they will receive a starting salary of about EUR 2,200 per month. In the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the monthly gross salary is between EUR 2,500 and EUR 3,100. With increasing professional experience, the salary increases as well: 45-year-old chemical technicians receive a monthly gross salary of about EUR 3,989. Besides, it is often necessary to work in shifts in this industry. Shift work may increase the monthly salary by a further EUR 1,000.

The total duration of the training to become a chemical technician is 3.5 years. Depending on the year of their apprenticeship, they will earn between EUR 874 (year 1) and EUR 1,054 (year 4). When they have completed their training, they will receive a starting salary of about EUR 2,200 per month. In the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, the monthly gross salary is between EUR 2,500 and EUR 3,100. With increasing professional experience, the salary increases as well: 45-year-old chemical technicians receive a monthly gross salary of about EUR 3,989. Besides, it is often necessary to work in shifts in this industry. Shift work may increase the monthly salary by a further EUR 1,000.


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