Chemical Engineer Jobs

Chemical Engineers apply the principles of chemistry to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals and biochemicals. Their main role is to design equipment and processes for large-scale chemical manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts and supervise production.

Chemical Engineer Job Profile

Chemical Engineers also work in a variety of manufacturing industries other than chemical manufacturing such as those producing energy, electronics, food, clothing and paper. They also work in healthcare, biotechnology and business services. Chemical Engineers apply principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics and mechanical and electrical engineering.  Some Chemical Engineers may specialise in a particular chemical process such as oxidation or polymerization. Others specialise in a particular field such as materials science, or in the development of specific products. Chemical Engineers must be aware of all aspects of chemicals manufacturing and how the manufacturing process affects the environment and the safety of workers and consumers.

Typical Duties:

  • Test new ways to develop products in the lab
  • Use computer models to work out the safest and most cost-effective production methods
  • Plan how to move lab tests into a pilot production phase
  • Plan large-scale industrial processing
  • Develop methods to deal with by-products and waste materials in environmentally-friendly way.

In manufacturing, you will:

  • Help to oversee the day-to-day operation of the processing plant
  • Monitor production and deal with problems
  • Work closely with quality control and health and safety managers
  • Work with plant designers and engineers to design machinery and other equipment

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  1. Catering Engineer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £34000 to £36000 p/a

    Category: Engineering / Technical

    On behalf of our client, Stafffinders are currently recruiting for an experienced Catering Engineer to work in a mobile role in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.
    Required -
    1. Electrical background
    2. COMCAT 1,3 & 5
    3. Full clean drivers Licence
    This is a permanent position.
    This vacancy has been advertised on ...

  2. CNC Machinist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £13.00 p/h

    Category: CNC Machinist

    Stafffinders are currently looking for a CNC Machinist to join a local client based in Paisley on an ongoing temporary basis.
    The role will involve -
    - To set and operate machines for production work.
    - To operate machines.
    - To ensure that the quality expectations, as per drawing and planning are achieved.
    - Ensure ...

  3. CNC Programmer

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: CNC Programmer

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for an CNC Programmer for a family business based in Paisley on a permanent basis.
    This role will involve -
    To operate and programme CNC Machines with Heidenhain Controls
    CNC Milling
    Work to customers drawings and specifications
    Ability to use a variety of measuring equipment
    Used to ...

  4. Estimator

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: £28000 to £32000 p/a

    Category: Engineering / Technical

    Due to continued growth our client have an opening for an experienced Sales Estimator, where you will be based out of one of their offices within the West of Scotland.
    Ideally you will have around 5 years' experience within manufacturing along with proven sales negotiation experience.
    The job purpose is ...

  5. Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

    Location: Irvine

    Salary: £34000 to £34000 p/a

    Category: Mechanical

    I currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to be part of a growing manufacturing organisation based in North Ayrshire.
    Our clients operate a strong manufacturing process, producing goods to extremely specific requirements for both UK and International customers. 
    We are looking for someone who has ...

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