2017 Chemical Engineers
Median Pay: US$97,360
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale manufacturing, plan and test production methods and byproducts treatment, and direct facility operations.
Duties

Chemical engineers typically do the following:

  • Conduct research to develop new and improved manufacturing processes
  • Develop safety procedures for those working with dangerous chemicals
  • Develop processes for separating components of liquids and gases, or for generating electrical currents, by using controlled chemical processes
  • Design and plan the layout of equipment
  • Conduct tests and monitor the performance of processes throughout production
  • Troubleshoot problems with manufacturing processes
  • Evaluate equipment and processes to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Estimate production costs for management

Some chemical engineers specialize in a particular process, such as oxidation (a reaction of oxygen with chemicals to make other chemicals) or polymerization (making plastics and resins). Others specialize in a particular field, such as nanomaterials (extremely small substances) or biological engineering. Still others specialize in developing specific products.

In addition, chemical engineers work in the production of energy, electronics, food, clothing, and paper. They must understand how the manufacturing process affects the environment and the safety of workers and consumers.

Chemical engineers also conduct research in the life sciences, biotechnology, and business services.

Fuel Cell Electrical System Architecture Modeling Lead

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionCummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world's leading clean, engine technology. We're also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers...
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Process Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
AK Steel Dearborn Works is currently seeking Chemical Engineering students to participate in our 2019 Summer Internship Program as Process Engineers. Process Engineers are vital members of our departments throughout the mill and interns will gain experience with a wide variety of equipment and...
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Dearborn, MI

Technical Intern 1

Type: Internship
Join our team of talented research engineers and scientists developing new technologies and capabilities for homeland security, environmental sensing, and security engineering. Up to 40 hours/week (during summer) and reduced hours (20-30 hours/week) during the school year (dependent upon available...
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Co/Op Intern

Type: Internship
People • Customers • TrustAt Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), we think of ourselves as more than a paper and box manufacturer. We are an ideas and solutions company. We seek to be the leader in helping our customers - large and small - paper, package, transport and display products of...
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Engineer/Scientist (Environmental) Summer Intern

Type: Internship
This position is for a student pursuing an environmental, chemical, or general engineering degree and/or a degree in a related science. The interns will support various groups within the Environmental organization and will work with a variety and diverse group of engineers and other technical...
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Air Quality/Compliance Intern

Type: Internship
At Woodard & Curran, there's nothing we love more than a tough engineering challenge. We handle a wide range of air, water and other environmental issues - solving complex problems with creativity and tenacity. That's how we make a difference to our clients, people, and planet. Our...
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Intern, Analytical Chemistry

Type: Internship
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These...
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Novato, CA

Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Job BriefGain manufacturing experience through working with Engineers, Operations, and Management while completing determined projects and applying education.Who We AreDyno Nobel is a global leader in the commercial explosives industry. We provide innovative blasting solutions and quality...
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Cheyenne, WY

Hardware Reliability Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Founded in 2003, InvenSense Inc., a TDK Group Company, is the world's leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense's vision of Sensing Everything™ targets the consumer electronics and industrial markets with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. Our solutions combine MEMS (micro...
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San Jose, CA

Engineer-Photo-NVM (PERM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Req Id: 131095As an Engineer-Photo-NVM (Non-Volatile Memory) at Micron Technology, Inc., you will work in the Research and Development (R&D)/ Technology Development Group where you will be responsible for process module development for memory devices, in addition to other photolithography and...
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Boise, ID

Engineer YE DRAM PFA (PERM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Req Id: 131024As an Engineer YE DRAM PFA (Yield Enhancement Dynamic Random Access Memory Physical Failure Analysis) at Micron Technology, Inc., you will be responsible for analyzing probe, parametric, and fabrication data to identify causes of device failures. You will help prioritize lab workflows...
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Boise, ID

Engineer - Dry Etch DRAM/EM (PERM)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Req Id: 131022As an Engineer - Dry Etch DRAM/EM at Micron Technology, Inc., you must be able to travel domestically and internationally for 2 to 3 weeks per year. Working on process development in the Dry Etch Research and Development Group, you will design and optimize plasma etch processes for...
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Boise, ID

Intern - Civil / Environmental Engineering

Type: Internship
Looking for a place to start your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough engineering problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! We are seeking an engineering intern to join our Charlotte, North Carolina office during the Spring/Summer of 2019...
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Architectural Intern - Summer 2019

Type: Internship
Jacobs serves the PharmaBio, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients...
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Conshohocken, PA

Intern, MSAT Cell Culture

Type: Internship
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These...
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Novato, CA

Research Intern, Science and Engineering

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionWhen you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work. You'll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent,...
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South San Francisco, CA

On-Site Applications Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Company Overview:Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.Position...
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On-Site Applications Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Company Overview:Flowserve is the recognized world leader in supplying pumps, valves, seals, automation, and services to the power, oil, gas, chemical, and other industries. With more than 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries, we combine our global reach with a local presence.Position...
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Sensor Pill Intern

Type: Internship
The Company:Proteus Digital Health® is enabling a new category of pharmaceuticals: Digital Medicines. These include widely used drugs, formulated so they communicate when they have been ingested; a wearable patch that detects medicines and captures physiologic response; mobile applications to...
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Intern, Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) Purification

Type: Internship
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These...
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Novato, CA