Chemical Engineer job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Chemical Engineer job summary
We’re seeking a qualified chemical engineer to join our research and development team on a full-time basis. This exciting role involves providing technical expertise on a range of cross-functional projects, including process design, development, implementation and improvement, and maintaining equipment in a qualified state. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and at least three years’ experience in a cGMP-regulated environment. The successful candidate will be proactive, detail-oriented and inventive, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, impeccable interpersonal and organizational skills and a willingness to keep abreast of industry advances. Proven experience in coordinating and collaborating with people in other disciplines is required for this role.
Chemical Engineer responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
- Design, develop and implement new and improved processes.
- Conduct tests to evaluate the efficiency of processes.
- Evaluate processes and equipment to ensure regulatory compliance.
- Troubleshoot problems with processes and implement changes as required.
- Assist in the supervision of plant operations.
- Schedule and coordinate projects to align with deadlines and budgets.
Chemical Engineer qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering required.
- Professional Engineering (PE) license required for most professional-level positions.
- Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Good team-working skills.
- Exceptional IT skills.
- Commercial awareness.