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Chemical Engineer, Petroleum

Aliases: Petroleum Chemical Engineer, Petroleum Refining Engineer

Industry/Sector(s): Hydrocarbon


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Chemical Engineer, Petroleum is expected to perform include:
  • Developing new or improved techniques for treatment 
  • Refining of petroleum extracts and its by-products
  • Designing and supervising construction, installation and operation of equipment and plant
  • Conducting test runs and surveying refining equipment and plant operations
  • Working out material and energy balances as well as economic evaluation of balances
  • Preparing process designs, cost estimates, technical reports and technical data 
  • Observing and recording refining operating data for analyzing plant performance
  • Recommending measures to improve operating efficiency
  • Checking product quality, deviation and following up difficulties in blending, viscosity, vapour pressure and other specifications
  • Analyzing losses and calculating material and energy balance 
  • Deciding or recommending product pattern after studying market requirements 
  • Preparing drawings of process designs and other engineering drawings as required
WORK ENVIRONMENT 2
  • It requires one to be on their toes
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg ( OL) and One Arm (OA)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Minimum – Bachelor in Chemical Engineering

KEY COMPETENCIES 
  • Proficient in financial and economic evaluation
  • Competent in preparing drawings of process designs and engineering designs
  • Knowledge of material and resource management
  • Well-versed with products and their quality standards
  • Proficient in following safe practices at the plant
  • Knowledge of preparing process designs and assisting in preparation of complete designs
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 4
  • Chemical engineering colleges across India
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across India
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://msme.gov.in/Outcome_Budget-2007-08-SSI.pdf  http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/sido/ktdgi01x.htm  http://msme.gov.in/ssi-ar-eng-2006-07.pdf

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.kanpuruniversity.org/syllabus/che.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Associate Chemical Engineer → Chemical Engineer, Petroleum → Senior Chemical Engineer, Petroleum

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 5
  • For candidates with up to 2 years’ experience – ₹ 44,000 to ₹ 46,000 per month
  • For candidates with 2 to 5 years’ experience – ₹ 54,000 to ₹ 56,000 per month
  • For candidates with over 5 years’ experience – ₹ 63,000 to ₹ 65,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 7

Petroleum and petrol refining companies across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Petroleum Chemical Engineer
  • Petroleum Refining Engineer
  • Hydrocarbon Engineer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2145.0500 Chemical Engineer, Petroleum
ISCO 2008 2145 Chemical Engineers
NIC 2008 19209; 72100; 71200; 71100 Manufacture of other petroleum n.e.c. (includes manufacture of petroleum jelly, micro-crystalline petroleum wax, slack wax, ozokerite, lignite wax, petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals); Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering; Technical testing and analysis; Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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