Segments in this Video

Chemical Engineers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:04)


Wayne Tammereli says, "chemical engineers are concerned with bringing practical uses to science." Hear how he decided on this field.

Chemical Engineers: Career Beginnings (03:53)

Tammereli earned a master's degree and a doctorate in chemical engineering as well as an MBA. One company he worked for got the environmental award of the decade from the United Nations and the White House.

Chemical Engineers: Keys for Success (02:01)

Curiosity, excitement, and motivation to make a difference, are all qualities that make for a successful chemical engineer. Tammereli discusses the benefits of having good people skills.

Chemical Engineers: Education and Certification Requirements (03:29)

The minimum requirement for a career in engineering is a bachelor's degree. Hear what degrees Tammereli has earned and why. Continuing education is crucial as technology is changing at a rapid pace.

Chemical Engineers: Workplace Atmosphere (02:26)

Working for a large organization can mean taking on more than one role. Expect to spend your day out in the field, in a research center, or meeting with clients.

Chemical Engineers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (03:31)

Look for a position doing something you truly enjoy to prevent boredom. Making a lateral career move may be the strategic way to make yourself more valuable in the future to a private sector employer.

Chemical Engineers: A Day on the Job (01:41)

A typical day would start and end in an office where the day's objectives are prioritized. The majority of the day is spent out in the field visiting a plant, meeting with customers, and/or training.

Chemical Engineers: Industry Goals and Services (03:26)

Tammereli talks about the ever-changing field and some of the things chemical engineers design.

Chemical Engineers: Industry Challenges (01:18)

Things become obsolete quicker and keeping up with the speed at which solutions are needed, especially when it comes to government support, is a huge challenge.

Chemical Engineers: Looking at the Future (03:13)

As engineering opportunities increase, those in the field need to broaden their backgrounds so that they have exposure and skills in various areas.

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Chemical Engineer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a chemical engineer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Wayne Tammereli talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in chemical engineering. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL139608

ISBN: 978-1-64023-693-6

Copyright date: ©2017

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