Chemical Plant Technical Director

Plan and coordinate technical activities in chemical plant or department.
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Salary Range
$89,000 – $155,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chemical Plant Technical Directors do?

Plans and coordinates technical activities in chemical plant, pilot-plant, or chemical-engineering department: Directs activities of engineering personnel engaged in preparing plans, designs, cost estimates, and specifications for experimental, maintenance, or modernization programs to determine most feasible approach to technical problems. Directs activities of engineers and technicians setting up prototype units designed to perform experimental operations. Coordinates activities of workers engaged in testing and metering unit operations, and collecting and interpreting processing records. Evaluates performance records of chemical processes and physical operations and submits report of findings to management. May prepare reports on cost of plant operation.

Should I be a Chemical Plant Technical Director?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Technical Director, Chemical Plant, Technical Manager, Chemical Plant

    How to Become a
    Chemical Plant Technical Director

    Chemical Plant Technical Directors often have a Master's degree or higher. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaa9yj&chl=|||bachelor%27s+%2851%25%29|master%27s+%2820%25%29|doctorate+%2829%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,51
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