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Chemical Engineer job description

A Chemical Engineer is a professional who applies scientific and engineering principles to improve processes and equipment used in the production of various products. They analyze data, conduct research, and design solutions to increase efficiency, quality, and safety.

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What is a Chemical Engineer?

A Chemical Engineer is a professional who applies scientific and engineering principles to improve processes and equipment used in the production of various products. They work with chemicals, fuels, drugs, food, and other substances to optimize efficiency and ensure quality standards are met.

What does a Chemical Engineer do?

A Chemical Engineer conducts research, analyzes data, and designs solutions to improve production processes and equipment. They work on minimizing waste, increasing product quality, and implementing safety procedures. They collaborate with a team of engineers, run simulations, and communicate findings to stakeholders. Overall, their role involves optimizing production, solving problems, and enhancing efficiency in chemical-related industries.

Chemical Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Using scientific, mathematical and engineering principles to solve problems and improve processes
  • Designing, proposing, implementing, reviewing and correcting plans to ensure company goals are achieved
  • Observing production processes, conducting research and finding ways to increase efficiency and quality

Job brief

We are seeking a talented Chemical Engineer to join our team and contribute to the implementation, analysis, and improvement of processes and equipment within our organization’s plants. As a Chemical Engineer, your responsibilities will encompass conducting research studies, designing innovative solutions, and overseeing the seamless implementation and troubleshooting of various procedures.

In this role, you will collaborate closely with a team of skilled Engineers to identify opportunities for enhancement in our plants. Your primary focus will be on improving efficiency and ensuring a safe working environment. Your expertise and technical knowledge will be instrumental in developing and implementing effective plans that optimize our production processes.

As a key member of our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the continuous improvement of our organization, making a significant impact on our operational success. If you are a proactive problem-solver with a passion for driving excellence, we invite you to join us in shaping a brighter future.


  • Develop manufacturing processes that minimize waste and increase the quality of finished products
  • Monitor and test processes and products found in all phases of production
  • Develop and implement safety procedures for staff working with hazardous materials
  • Design, plan and implement the layout of manufacturing equipment to optimize production and decrease costs
  • Use computers to compile and analyze data
  • Establish safety and waste management procedures
  • Travel to work sites and locations to learn about project needs and design
  • Assist with establishing budgets and timelines

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Chemical Engineer or similar role
  • Ability to cooperate and communicate with others, especially those without a technical background
  • Computer literacy to run simulations and conduct ongoing research
  • Exceptional problem solving, verbal and written communication, presentation and project management skills
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Chemical Engineer

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