How to Hire a Chemical Engineer

Does your growing business need a chemical engineer? From developing and designing innovative solutions to your company’s problems to testing the efficiency of your client’s processes, a chemical engineer is a valuable member of any team.

Here are some tips to help you find great chemical engineer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $27.42 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $19.50$84.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Chemical Engineer?

Hiring a chemical engineer can have a large impact of your business. Their industry knowledge of development and building techniques means you’ll have a professional in your corner. A chemical engineer can offer their experience when implementing changes in your company’s processes and improve your business.

Contributions of a great chemical engineer:

• Industry knowledge of development and building techniques
• Detailed scientific experience
• Subject matter expert

Skills to look for in a great Chemical Engineer

A great chemical engineer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Formal education in chemical engineering
• Organizing of engineering projects
• Understanding of industry equipment and processes
• Time management abilities
• Attention to detail
• Ability to follow detailed instructions

Writing a Chemical Engineer job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified chemical engineer candidates. A chemical engineer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for chemical engineer jobs, such as:

• Process Engineer
• Chemical Process Engineer
• Plant Process Engineer

Interviewing Chemical Engineer candidates

Strong candidates for chemical engineer positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How they manage multiple projects
• How they stay safe in the workplace
• Previous industry experience

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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