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.

Intern - Technical Engineering Services

Type: Internship
AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2016 sales of $4 billion. AMETEK has over 15,000 colleagues at more than 150 manufacturing locations around the world. Supporting those operations are more than 100 sales and service locations...
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Pineville, NC

Intern-Ex, ChemMtrlsEngrg

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-03-27-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USAThe Materials Engineering team is looking for a Materials Intern; responsibilities are varied in this flexible group environment. The successful...
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Windsor Locks, CT

Civil Engineering Intern - Water

Type: Internship
At Stantec, we approach every water and natural resource project we undertake - whether at the local, regional, or watershed level - thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their...
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Boston, MA

Civil Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
At Stantec, we approach every water and natural resource project we undertake - whether at the local, regional, or watershed level - thoughtfully, and execute it with excellence across all project phases. We partner with our clients to design fit-for-purpose solutions that address their...
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Chattanooga, TN

Chemical Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
We have an excellent internship opportunity available in our Process Control Management group. The qualified candidate will assist in improving the understanding, reliability, technical stability, and operational efficiency of the PEF production process. Some assignments may work together with...
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Engineering / Manufacturing Intern

Type: Internship
Location: Kennebunk, ME, US, 04043Company: CorningRequisition Number: 36685Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that...
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Kennebunk, ME

Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Job BriefSupport engineering team by completing assigned projects and tasks on time and with accuracy, quality and optimal costWho We AreWhen you have a serious project that needs to be done, look no further than Tradestar. A leader in industrial craftsmanship. We innovate. We deliver.Tradestar was...
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Salt Lake City, UT

Manufacturing Systems Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Job DescriptionThe Manufacturing Systems Engineering team drives development and continuous improvement of factory, automation, materials and labor systems to optimize manufacturing performance of current and next-generation technologies. MSE Internship responsibilities include planning and...
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Phoenix, AZ

Graduate Development Program Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
ASR Group is the world's largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and...
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Research Intern

Type: Internship
Date Posted:2019-03-15-07:00Country:United States of AmericaLocation:01: Building 01 Windsor Locks One Hamilton Road, Windsor Locks, CT, 06096 USACollins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by...
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Windsor Locks, CT

Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
Engineering InternIowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo) is looking for three Engineering students for 2019 summer internships. The intern will be responsible for assisting in either the operations or reliability group in any way needed to accomplish technical tasks and to provide support to the facility...
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Process/Manufacturing Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Surmodics partners with the world's leading and emerging medical device, diagnostic and life sciences companies to develop and commercialize innovative products designed to improve lives by enabling the detection and treatment of disease. Following two recent acquisitions, the company is...
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Eden Prairie, MN

Process Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Technology innovators - that's us! TEL FSI, Inc. has a rich history of engineering leading-edge technologies used by chip manufacturers worldwide. Our team of talented scientists and engineers is focused on developing new and advanced solutions to key challenges in the semiconductor industry....
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Project Engineer Co-op (LA)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we're committed to giving our 5...
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Burbank, CA

Designer -Drafter Intern

Type: Internship
SUMMARY: Responsible for creating and modifying detailed drawings using CAD from sketches, layouts, or notes provided by engineers and manager. Ability to use Adobe Illustrator a plus to create and update graphics used in product branding. Working with the design team, creativity skills are...
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Intern

Type: Internship
Major Accountabilities:Process EngineeringContinue plant labeling project initiative (focus on yeast rooms and fermentation)Assist with engineering projects (timing dependent)Procedures, drawings, and execution of non-GMO GNS high wine implementation and planning (piping and/or additional column...
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Lawrenceburg, IN

Manufacturing Engineer Intern

Type: Internship
Zetec, Inc. is currently seeking candidates for a paid summer Manufacturing Engineer Internship. The intern will work closely with our Engineering and Operations teams on key projects, as described below. This internship will be full-time (40 hours a week) for 12 weeks during the summer of months....
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Snoqualmie, WA

Supply Chain Intern

Type: Internship
Zetec, Inc. is currently seeking candidates for a paid summer Supply Chain Internship. The intern will work closely with our Supply Chain, Engineering and Operations teams on key projects, as described below. This internship will be full-time (40 hours a week) for 12 weeks during the summer of...
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Snoqualmie, WA

Project and Applications Engineer: Electric Motors and Drives

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Gamma Technologies, LLC (GT) is looking for a Project Engineer - Electrical Applications with a solid work ethic, excellent judgment, and a desire to build a long-term career with us. You should be highly organized and detail-oriented, with outstanding analytic and problem-solving abilities. It is...
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Maintenance Intern - Summer 2019

Type: Internship
The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We're united by our culture - a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe...
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