DescriptionSalary: $50,001 or more per year
: Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for
manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics,
detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
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