Chemical/Process Engineer

Chemical/Process Engineer

Executive Placements | Emalahleni, MP, ZA

Posted 24 days ago

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Our client is looking for a chemical or process engineer to assist with design, troubleshooting, as well as technical sales assistance. The position will require a dynamic problem solver, with good time and people management skills.

Area: Witbank

Salary: Market related (Depending on experience)

Start date: As soon as possible


A Bachelors degree in engineering (BEng Chemical);
2 Years industry experience;
Clear understanding and competency with the design procedure;
Good problem solving skills under pressure;
Experience with using Microsoft Word and Excel (including Visual Basic);
Experience with using CAD software (for Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams);
Experience with an additional programming language (Python, C, etc.) will be favored;
Experience in the water and wastewater industry will be favored.

Job Responsibilities:
Design wastewater and potable water treatment plants. This includes:
o Motivating design changes made.
o Preparing design documentation, e.g. Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Functional Design Specifications, Equipment Lists, etc.
o Building models and simulations to aid with design.
o Generate accurate bill of quantity lists to aid in procurement.
o Ensuring the latest and most applicable equipment is used in standard designs.
Provide technical assistance to the sales team. This will include attending design
clarification meetings, aiding in tender document preparation, and solving problems for
provisional clients;
Set up and carry out detailed commissioning procedures, ensuring that installed equipment
adheres to the design specifications.
Conduct key performance tests on water and wastewater treatment systems.
Provide technical assistance to the maintenance team. This will entail:
o Reviewing maintenance schedules
o Ensuring that plant data is collected efficiently and effectively.
o Curating, or overseeing the curation of, the plant data
o Ensure that waste water and potable water treatment plants are performing against
set general guidelines. This will involve the analysis of onsite data, and providing
operational changes to be implemented.
o Write monthly maintenance reports analyzing the performance of a waste water or
potable water treatment plant.
Continuously improve the systems by introducing new technologies or equipment.
Build supply chain relationships with equipment suppliers.