Chemical Engineer

Job Description

Chemical engineers (or process engineers) are responsible for developing new industrial processes and designing new process plants and equipment or modifying existing ones. The processes that they come up with are used to create products ranging from oil and gas to food and drink.

The Job Scope

  • Using scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles to solve problems and improve processes.
  • Designing, proposing, implementing, reviewing, and correcting plans to ensure company goals are achieved.
  • Observing production processes, conducting research, and finding ways to increase efficiency and quality.
  • Using computers to compile and analyze data.
  • Establishing safety and waste management procedures.
  • Traveling to work sites and locations to learn about project needs and design, implement, troubleshoot, test, and improve processes, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assisting with establishing budgets and timelines.

Skills Required

An aptitude for and interest in chemistry

IT and numeracy skills

Analytical skills

Commercial awareness

Academic Requirement

Degree in Chemical Engineering

  • A-Level
    Minimum 2 Principal Passes, including Mathematics and Physics
  • UEC
    Minimum 5 Bs (including Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry
  • Matriculation Certificate/Foundation of Science
    • Minimum CGPA of 2.75 and pass all major subjects • Minimum of Grade B- in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics/Biology
  • STPM
    Pass with Grade B- in Additional Mathematics or Advanced Additional Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics/Biology
  • Diploma / HND
    Minimum CGPA of 2.00

Salary Range

    An Entry-level Chemical Engineer with 0-3 years of experience can expect a salary ranging from RM1,700 to RM2,600.
    Senior-level positions are a crucial stepping stone in affirming your position as a Chemical Engineer. With 4-7 years of experience, salary can range between RM 4,100 to RM6,200.
    With a 15+ years of experience, you are likely to be promoted to ‘Senior Manager’. Senior managers are highly experienced managers who have mastered the field. The salary is an average ranging from RM 11,000 to RM20,000.