A Chemical Engineer's World

1) Do chemical engineers need to work with machines and operate the chemical plant?
2) Does a research engineer work in offices or chemical plant?
3) Does a chemical engineer need to do maintenance work?
posted by Lim Shi, Malaysia on March 28, 2012

Answer by Dr. Surya Mallapragada

1) No, there are many different kinds of jobs that chemical engineers do. Some, like sales or research and development, do not require them to operate plants or work with machines. 2) Typically in a lab setting 3) No, typically not.