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Chemical Engineers :

Design chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, detergents, cement, paper, and pulp, by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $91,330.00
Average Time to Fill 43 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2014-2024) 229
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2014-2024) 3.67 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Problem-solving
Information Gathering
Creativity
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Integrity
Organization
Decision-making
Technology and Tool Usage
Written Communication
Leadership

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Design manufacturing processes or methods
Coordinate development of refining processes
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Design control systems for mechanical or other equipment
Design control systems
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design industrial processing systems
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Improve test devices or techniques in manufacturing, industrial or engineering setting
Design waste recovery methods
Write business project or bid proposals
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze organic compounds
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Monitor chemical action of substances
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Perform engineering research
Analyze engineering design problems
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Evaluate product design
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Perform chemical processing emergency procedures
Employ statistical process control procedures
Implement pollution control techniques
Follow safety procedures and regulations in architectual or engineering environments
Solve engineering problems
Determine causes of mechanical or production problems
Approve product design or changes
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Determine project methods and procedures


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Budgeting
Experiments
Process Design
Lean Six Sigma
Product Development
Cost Control
Root Cause Analysis


Related Licensing Requirements


Engineer Intern (18-0000000126)

864 IAC 1.1-2-4 Engineering intern; education and work experience Authority: IC 25-31-1-7; IC 25-31-1-8 Affected: IC 25-31-1-12 Sec. 4. (a) The education and experience requirements of section 2 of this rule for professional engineer applicants apply for engineering intern applicants except that individuals with: (1) a baccalaureate degree meeting the course requirements of section 2(c) of this rule shall only be required to obtain two (2) years of work experience; (2) a master of science degree in an engineering discipline following a baccalaureate that is not in an approved engineering curriculum shall only be required to obtain one (1) year of work experience; and (3) the other degrees listed in section 2(b) of this rule shall not be required to obtain any work experience. (b) An individual who is enrolled as a senior in an engineering curriculum in a college or university in Indiana that has at least one (1) approved engineering curriculum may take the last EI examination offered prior to the individual's scheduled graduation. This subsection does not apply to any individual enrolled in any other baccalaureate degree program.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers (3172343022)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/engineer.htm


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