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Chemical Technician

209

Statewide
Job Postings
209th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,430

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$13.76 - $23.77

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$16.46 - $28.40

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Chemical Technician - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 209 job postings for the occupation of Chemical Technician in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Chemical Technician. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Chemical Technician Do:

Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.

Common Job Activities:

  • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses.
  • Conduct chemical or physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative or quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, or gaseous materials.
  • Maintain, clean, or sterilize laboratory instruments or equipment.
  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses, using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical or chemical separation techniques, or microscopy.
  • Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.
  • Prepare chemical solutions for products or processes, following standardized formulas, or create experimental formulas.
  • Provide and maintain a safe work environment by participating in safety programs, committees, or teams and by conducting laboratory or plant safety audits.
  • Develop or conduct programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates, or products.
  • Provide technical support or assistance to chemists or engineers.
  • Write technical reports or prepare graphs or charts to document experimental results.
  • Train new employees on topics such as the proper operation of laboratory equipment.
  • Direct or monitor other workers producing chemical products.
  • Design or fabricate experimental apparatus to develop new products or processes.
  • Operate experimental pilot plants, assisting with experimental design.
  • Order and inventory materials to maintain supplies.
  • Develop new chemical engineering processes or production techniques.

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