Chemical Engineer Jobs

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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. They 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. MIG Welder

    Location: Prestwick

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Production

    Stafffinders have a fantastic opportunity for someone wanting to work for a long-standing company on a temp to permanent contract.  Due to an increased workload our client in the Ayrshire area are looking for MIG Welders.
    This is a work shop-based role in a busy production environment and we are ...

  2. Senior Electrical Engineer - Dalgety Bay

    Location: Dalgety Bay

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Electrical

    We currently have a full time vacancy at our clients site in Dalgety Bay, for a Senior Electrical Engineer.
    Main Job Responsibilities
    To oversee all aspects of electrical design on multi-discipline design and build projects, from concept right through to implementation, ensuring compliance with Client specifications and current regulatory standards ...

  3. Mechanical Fitter

    Location: Kilmarnock

    Salary: £27000 to £30000 p/a

    Category: Mechanical

    Our client are a rapidly expanding contractor working in the water sector.
    They have a large number of projects coming up which means they are recruiting for Mechanical Fitters to joing their existing team.
    You will be field based and work on various frameworks across Scotland.
    The vacancies will be ...

  4. Site Manager

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Site Engineer

    We are currently recruiting for experienced Site Managers to join teams based in the Cumbernauld area of Glasgow.
    These are full time positions for which you will be required to liaise with, and report directly to, the Project Manager on all matters relating to the relevant project implementation plan through ...

  5. Senior Electrical Engineer

    Location: Cumbernauld

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Electrical

    Stafffinders are delighted to be working with highly respected niche engineering service company to recruit a Senior Electrical Engineer.
    What you will be doing

    Overseeing all aspects of electrical design on multi-discipline design and build chemical dosing projects, from concept right through to implementation, ensuring compliance with Client specifications and ...

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