Process technicians work to control and operate chemical processes and systems of machines. They may work in a laboratory, processing plant, refinery, or other environments that put them in contact with many types of substances. Technicians regularly interact with sensors, storage tanks, filtration systems and other equipment to monitor and assess the chemical composition of a substance.
To become a process technician requires at least an associate's degree. Employers will require a few months to a year of on-the-job training. Process technicians earn an average of $29.84 an hour.