Chemical laboratory technicians work with chemists and chemical engineers to develop, produce, sell and utilize chemical and related products and equipment.
They set up and conduct tests on products or processes being developed or improved. They measure reactions, analyse results and carefully record data from these tests and experiments.
Some technicians assist with design, equipment installation, and training or supervision of operators on the production line. Others test materials, production processes and final products to make sure they meet specifications and quality standards. A few technicians work as sales personnel.
Areas of specialisation include:
Schooling & School Subjects
National Senior Certificate for a diploma course
Degree: BTech can be obtained at UNISA
Diploma: CPUT, DUT, TUT and VUT
South African Chemical Institute
School of Chemistry
University of the Witwatersrand
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