snehal Nawal

Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Chemical engineer?

i am really confused on this as i am not very good in this skill

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RE: Do I need to be good at my interpersonal skills to be a Chemical engineer?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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A chemical engineer has to be very good at his or her interpersonal skills. There are a number of circumstances where this skill will help you a lot as a chemical engineer and you should get yourself equipped with the right interpersonal skills. Below provided information will help you understand better about the role and importance of interpersonal skills:


1. The chemical engineers have to stay in touch with the senior management team. They have to arrange meetings with the management officials and meet them quite regularly to plan the tasks and keep them updated about the project. These meetings can only go in the right direction if the engineers understand how to get along with the senior members. Thus the interpersonal skills will matter a lot.

2. The chemical engineers have to work in the chemical plants and coordinate with a team of the engineers during the project. They also need to instruct the workers and other technicians during the chemical processes so that the tasks are completed in the right manner and within time. Therefore they need to have those interpersonal skills so that they can coordinate with all these employees and provide a valuable contribution by not just working alone but working as a part of the team and making everyone work in the right direction with great energy and enthusiasm.

3. A lot of times the chemical engineers have to work with the researchers in order to develop the new innovative processes and materials. In case of research they also have to stay in touch with academic world and therefore students also. Therefore the interpersonal skills in that case become really important for them.

4. The chemical engineers have to work in the sales and marketing teams also. Being engineers and a part of the manufacturing team they understand the processes well and can help a lot in driving the sales of the products. Thus they have to be really good in their interpersonal skills so that they can do justice in this also.

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