A chemical technician is responsible for assisting engineers and chemists in developing, researching, conducting, and observing chemical processes and chemical products. Job responsibilities of a chemical technician include assisting in the creation of experiments, conducting experiments, assisting with researching chemical products, assisting with the development of new chemical products and processes, ensuring that new products meet quality standards, ensuring that health and safety standards are met, cleaning equipment, maintenance of equipment, preparation of reports, setting up lab for experiments, and providing technical assistance to supervisors when needed.
An associate's or bachelor's degree in chemical technology, applied science, or a related field is required to be a chemical technician. Helpful job skills include ability to work in a team and independently, attention to detail, active listening, strong communication skills (both verbal and written), ability to think critically, ability to think systematically, knowledge of the industry, and ability to learn on the job. The future job market outlook for a chemical technician is fair.