Graduate Chemical Engineer

Ref: 1012043

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Tech: Chemical Engineering – Cum Laude
Annual Package Range: R0.00 - 150 000
Total years experience: 1-2 Years

Current/recent job title: Graduate Chemical Engineer

Graduate Chemical Engineer, Ref: 1012043

Discipline: Chemical Engineering (B.Tech: Chemical Engineering – Cum Laude).
Industry in: Engineering – Chemical – Process engineering/technologies (fertiliser, petroleum refinery, oil & gas, polymers, mineral processing, plastics, paper, textile, electrolysis, cement & lime projects, etc).
Years of experience range: 1 to 2 years. Annual package range: R 0.00 – 150 000, per annum.
Gender: Female. Ethnicity: Indian. Nationality: South African.

Young and ambitious Chemical Engineer with excellent problem solving skills that thrives under pressure, can work independently and collaboratively in a team.

Seeking a position as a Project/Process Engineer that will allow her to contribute to process development with respect to various equipment, unit operations, production optimisation and manufacturing.
Willing to relocate both nationally and internationally to excel in the field of chemical engineering.

What do you absolutely love doing? “Taking on challenging tasks and problem solving. I also love learning new things as I am a very curious person. I enjoy motivating people and achieving project success whilst meeting deadlines. I am involved in doing tutoring and doing volunteer work for children’s organization. I love reading and learning new things on a daily basis.”

Experience includes having interned as a Process Engineer in the Automotive industry with a company dedicating most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies (emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and recycling) and having worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at CPUT Fluid Flow and Rheology Centre.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English

Designation: R&D Engineer

Highest qualification type: g. B.Tech

University: Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Company size: ‘10001 +

Division: Research and Development / Testing and Laboratory

Seniority level: Internship / Trainee / Volunteer / Student

Gender:                                    Female

Ethnicity:                                 Indian

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  Bachelors Degree in Technology: Chemical Engineering

Current / most recent job title?

Graduate Research Assistant

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Major Responsibilities and Duties/ experience:

  • Research area: Sensor Technology
  • Laboratory and analytical work: Development of the non-enzymatic glucose sensor
  • Data collection, analysis and compiling on laboratory results
  • Product development and optimization
  • Attending project meetings
  • Report writing and presentations
  • Supervision and demonstration of practical’s for undergraduate students
  • Invigilating undergraduate students during exams and marking exam scripts

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Research and development
Conduct literature reviews
Analysis and collection of data
Team work
Deadline driven
Ability to work without micro-manageing

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am highly passionate about my career objectives. I am an outgoing person by nature and enjoy a social environment. I am seeking a position as a process engineer whereby I can contribute to process development with respect to various equipment, unit operations and production optimization and manufacturing. I am willing to relocate anywhere, both national and international to excel in the field of chemical engineering. In addition to that, I am a fast learner and can adapt to any given situation. I want to secure a position in the field of engineering that will in turn result in a long-lasting working relationship with a good company. I am hoping to further my studies in Chemical Engineering and obtain a degree in Project Management and Business, whilst exploiting every opportunity I have to gain experience as a Process/ Project Engineer.

Ideal business title: 

Process Engineer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Research and development
Process Design
Manufacturing
Process optimization
Process commissioning
Equipment sizing and selection
Problem solving

Skill area of competence:

Experience in working under pressure, problem solving, process optimization, process development and have excellent time management skills. Very co-operative, hardworking and eager to learn. Considered to be a good communicator and possess strong organizational and inter-personal skills. Enjoy taking on various work related challenges and problem solving. Strong research skills and enjoy writing and reading reports. Can work under pressure and maintain good results. Effective in working independently and collaboratively in team.

Career summary:

1 year: Automotive industry
1 year: Research and development

Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

I would like to be a Process Engineer at the company by which I am working. I want to have gained valuable experience in industry to have made me a professional in chemical engineering environment.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Taking on challenging tasks and problem solving. I also love learning new things as I am a very curious person. I enjoy motivating people and achiecing project success whilst meeting deadlines. I am involved in doing tutoring and doing volunteer work for children’s organization. I love reading and learning new things on a daily basis.

Ideal company (culture and values):

I would love to work with a diverse group of individuals to assist me in enhancing my engineering skills. Engineering ethics, curiosity in co-workers and diversity is the environment I see myself working in. I want to be able to work with experienced professionals to assist me in enhancing my skills

Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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Chemical Engineer