Process Engineer

Process Developer

Chemical Engineer

Minimum B.E. (Chemical)

Will be updated

The tasks a Chemical Engineer, Drugs and Acids is expected to perform include:

Developing new or improved techniques for manufacturing drugs and acids according to prescribed formulae

Studying the details of production methods employed in existing processes or in laboratory

Undertaking process research to check details and to obtain additional information on possible improvements in process

Supervising the installation of new equipment or alterations to existing equipment

Supervising and co-ordinating activities of workers operating grinders, mixers vats, stills, heaters, condensers and other equipment to ensure efficient treatment of raw materials by chemical, mechanical and other means

Sending samples of products to laboratory to ensure required standard of product

Directing adjustments to plant according to results of laboratory tests or quality requirements

Well-versed with various techniques of manufacturing drugs and acids

Knowledge of various products required in manufacturing of drugs and acids

Knowledge of controlling temperature, water feed, cooling limits, etc., in plant

Well-versed with maintaining equipment and machinery in perfect working condition and at optimum level of efficiency

Ability to develop new and improved processes at economic cost


Knowledge of specific fields in manufacturing of particular drugs and undertaking research in such subjects

Knowledge of teaching students in chemical engineering

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to focus for long hours


Problem-solving attitude

Decision-making skills

Good management skills

It needs 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
Companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

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)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include cuts, burns, electric shock, radiation, dust, stress, respiratory problems, eye and skin irritation, musculoskeletal disorders, etc.

Health risks include exposure to chemicals, toxic materials, sharp objects, heavy equipment like heater, condensers, etc.

For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Chemical & Petrochemical Sector in India

Global chemical market size was estimated at USD 3.9 trillion in 2013 and is expected to grow at 3-4% per annum over the next 5 years to reach USD 4.7 trillion by 2018. India currently accounts for approximately 3% of the world chemical market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry expanded in 2013 despite weakness in key export markets and subdued growth in the domestic market. The Indian chemical and petrochemical industry currently stands at USD 118 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8% for the next five years.

Bulk chemicals form the largest sub-segment of Indian chemical industry with 40% market share whereas the specialty chemical with 19% market share is the fastest growing segment. Together, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh account for more than 50% of Gross Value Add (GVA) and Gross Output of the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

The petrochemicals industry is a significant industry for the Indian economy. The growth of this industry is closely linked to economic growth of a country. Today, petrochemical products permeate the entire spectrum of daily use items and cover almost every sphere of life like clothing, housing, construction, furniture, automobiles, household items, agriculture, horticulture, irrigation, packaging, medical appliances, electronics and electrical etc. The Indian petrochemical market has grown at a CAGR of 11% from USD 19.3 billion in FY11 to USD 24 billion in FY13. The demand for basic petrochemicals and end products petrochemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% to reach 16 MMTPA and 19.5 million tonnes by FY18 respectively.

The current per capita consumption of products of chemical industry in India is about 1/10th of the world average. The low per capita consumption across industries and segments and strong growth outlook for the key end use are the key growth drivers for the chemical and petrochemical industry in India.

Chemical and petrochemical industry is a human resource intensive industry and hence employs a large number of people across the world. Currently the industry provide employment to about 1 million people in India. With the growing demand, the manufacture and marketing of chemicals will continue to offer substantial employment opportunities both for skilled and unskilled persons. The industry also generates indirect employment for the chemicals, engineering, packaging and transport industry. With the additional emphasis on exports, there will be new opportunities in logistics and marketing as well. As the industry grows, so will the job opportunities for Chemical Engineer, Drugs and Acids.

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