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.
Which opportunities do chemical technicians have on the labour market?
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.