Professional

Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineers in the minerals and energy industry design, develop and operate processes for converting and refining raw materials into products.

 

Chemical Engineers in the minerals and energy industry design, develop and operate processes for converting and refinging raw materials into products.

Being a Chemical Engineer in the energy and minerals industries is more than just being stuck in a lab looking at life at a atomic-molecular scale. As a Chemical Engineer within the energy and minerals industries you will adapt your theoretical understanding of chemistry and engineer single or multiple compounds to produce sort after commodities.

Opportunties abound for Chemical Engineers within the resources sector. Not only can Chemical Engineers expect generous salary packages, but they are also a highly regarded professional within the sector, whose knowledge makes a significant impact in Australia's forward moving economy.

Duties

  • Improve/develop new processes and materials;
  • Design/ improve methods and equipment for extraction, filtration, distillation;
  • Prepare reports and detailed costings of changes/improvements;
  • Design/operate pilot plants;
  • Design plants and specify equipment/processes and layout;
  • Find faults in plant equipment and take corrective action to ensure safe operation;
  • Test the quality of the process/product;
  • Provide advice/information to management; and
  • May be involved in direction/coordination of plant operators.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy technical and engineering work;
  • Willing to adhere to safety requirements;
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good at computing and design;
  • Practical and creative;
  • Able to work independently; and
  • Able to accept responsibility.

Salary

$80,000 - $130,000