Salient. Special Salient Issue. Careers Information Week. 1961
The direction and control of the manufacture of soap products and glycerol is now in the hands of scientists, and at Lever's Petone factory 10 per cent of the manufacturing staff are graduates. These scientists — mostly chemists — are engaged in production management, quality control, development of new processes, methods engineering, formulation of new products and plant engineering. In addition to being technically competent, the graduate must be able to get the co-operation of a group of people. He must produce high quality products as well as the right quantity. Costs form an important part of his work. Lever Brothers have installed up-to-date plant and equipment, their laboratories are well equipped and the scientists have technicians to do the routine work. This provides a most satisfying career for a technical man.