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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chemical Engineer Jobs

Chemical Engineer

Average Louisville Salary: $89,029.00
Average National Salary: $95,154.00

Overview: Designs equipment and develops processes for manufacturing chemicals and related products utilizing principles and technology of chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering and related physical and natural sciences.

Typical Functions
• Applies principles of chemistry and engineering to solve problems involving the production or use of chemicals. • Plans and tests methods of manufacturing products and treating the by-products. • May conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes. • Utilizes computer technology to optimize all phases of research and production. • Requires a degree in Chemical Engineering. • Excludes paraprofessionals and supervisory positions. • Designs, plans layout, and oversees workers engaged in constructing, controlling, and improving equipment to carry out chemical processes on commercial scale. • Analyzes operating procedures and equipment and machinery functions to reduce processing time and cost. • Designs equipment to control movement, storage, and packaging of solids, liquids, and gases.

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