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.

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 - 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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Burlington, MA

Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship statusWhat is the Operations Leadership Development Program?The Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) is a three-year rotational program designed to develop high potential, entry-level...
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Aircraft Painter

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Work assignment for Process Mechanic - Aircraft Painter:Layout and paint lettering, pictures and background with or without aids.Fabricate stencils, mix paints, layout and apply stripes, layout and apply insignias.Setup and operate all power assisted and power operated benders.Form and modify...
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St. Louis, MO

Intern

Type: Internship
Position SummaryCRB is looking for an energetic, self-motivated and innovative individual for a position as a process engineering intern. In addition to the basic qualifications listed, the successful candidate shall possess the skills required to successfully execute project tasks and deliverables...
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Materials and Product Development Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
The Construction Products Sector offers indoor and outdoor building solutions to improve the quality of living: plaster products, acoustic and thermal insulation, facade cladding, roofing, and pipes. It is present in 62 countries with more than 46,000 employees.Under the supervision of the...
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Tooling and Process Engineering Intern

Type: Internship
The Construction Products Sector offers indoor and outdoor building solutions to improve the quality of living: plaster products, acoustic and thermal insulation, facade cladding, roofing, and pipes. It is present in 62 countries with more than 46,000 employees.Under the supervision of the Design/...
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Ashdown Engineering Co-op

Type: Internship
Domtar is seeking college sophomores, juniors and seniors with a focus in Electrical, Mechanical, Paper Science, Mechanical Reliability, Safety, IT and Chemical Engineering interested in growth development and sophisticated project assignments to join our co-op program in 2019!In our Engineering co...
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Ashdown, AR

Civil/Structural Designer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OVERVIEWUnder general supervision, performs routine to moderately difficult assignments which require the application of fundamental drafting techniques in accordance with established standards and procedures. Detailed instructions are provided by immediate supervisor for new assignments....
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Project and Applications Engineer: Thermal Fluids

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Gamma Technologies, LLC (GTI) is looking for a Project and Applications Engineer - Thermal Fluids 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...
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R D Engineer 3 Job - NanoLab

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About BerkeleyThe University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world....
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Research and Development Engineer Internship

Type: Internship
Are you interested in innovating and making a difference while working for a global company? As an engineer in R&D, you will be involved in all stages of the design process, from conception to presentation of the finished plans.What will I do?Our R&D Engineers are constantly learning,...
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Product Supply Engineer Internship

Type: Internship
How would you like to use your engineering experience and join a globally recognized company? If you are passionate about inventing, developing, reapplying, and delivering processes and packing technologies, then this role is perfect for you.You should have the right technical curiosity and...
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Project Engineer (Communication & Security)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Requisition ID: 14931Job Category: Designers; EngineeringOur organization is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. Our global network of 9,000 professionals combine vast engineering and business knowledge, working in partnership with our clients to develop...
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Houston, TX

Postdoctoral Fellow, Scientist, or graduate student in human whole-cell modeling

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Despite the explosion of data, we do not understand the details of how phenotype arises from genotype and the environment. We are developing whole-cell computational models which aim to comprehensively predict how cell behavior emerges from the molecular level by representing all of the biochemical...
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New York, NY

Undergraduate or Master's Research Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Despite the explosion of data, we do not understand the details of how phenotype arises from genotype and the environment. We are developing whole-cell computational models which aim to comprehensively predict how cell behavior emerges from the molecular level by representing all of the biochemical...
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New York, NY

Postdoctoral Fellows, Software Engineers, or graduate sudents in data integration, online simulation, and visualization

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Despite the explosion of data, we do not understand the details of how phenotype arises from genotype and the environment. We are developing whole-cell computational models which aim to comprehensively predict how cell behavior emerges from the molecular level by representing all of the biochemical...
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New York, NY

Service Desk Internship - IT Support Team

Type: Internship
A Service Desk Internship job in Clayton, NC is available through Belcan with one of our key pharmaceutical clients. To be considered for this role, you will be working towards an AS or BS degree it IT or related field, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in the final year of your program. In this...
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Clayton, NC

Chemical Engineering/Scientific Intern

Type: Internship
Axiad IDS is hiring! We are a team of talented engineers, marketers and sales experts working in the exciting and fast-growing Identity and Access Management (IAM) segment of Cybersecurity. As a Solution Provider, our company’s reach extends to all industries from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies,...
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Battery Systems Engineer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, is seeking Battery Systems Engineers to contribute to the design and development of next generation electric and hybrid-electric power systems for manned and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) including efficient high performance vertical take-off and...
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Cambridge, MA