Chemical Engineer, Fertilizer Engineer

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering

Will be updated

The tasks a Chemical Engineer, Fertilizers is expected to perform include:Preparing plans showing layout of plant equipment for manufacture of fertilisers

Designing, supervising and installing various types of chemical plants, equipment and machinery

Undertaking test-runs on equipment

Running surveys on plant operations

Working out material and energy balance, as well as economic evaluation of balances

Instructing subordinates in charging plant with prescribed quantity of raw materials like phosphates, bone-meal, acids, etc.Controlling pressure, temperature, acid feed, cooling limits etc. of plant

Sending samples of finished or semi-finished product to chemist for analysis

Checking that bones are properly cooked, dried and ground to prescribed fineness

Developing new and improved processes at economic cost

Maintaining plant and equipment at optimum level of efficiency

Preparing process designs and assisting in preparation of complete designs

Undertaking research and teaching students in universities

Skilled in maximizing output levels and ensuring efficient running of the production facility

Skilled in designing plant and equipment configuration

Knowledge of environmental and economic aspects of the project at hand

Knowledge of scale-up and scale-down processes

Efficient in including appropriate changes to equipment design and functions

Knowledge of plant expansion or re-developing

Skilled in testing the process simulation models

Knowledge of the chemicals and other substances to be used at the project site

Knowledge of potential safety issues at all stages of plant functioning

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Problem solving skills

Team player

Attention to detail

Hard working




It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Local travelling is part of the job

Supervising a team of trainees or junior engineers is required

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime maybe required

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, harsh chemicals, etc.Occupational hazards include physical strain, mental stress, injury to body while working with sharp tools and chemicals, etc.

For freshers ? INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per monthFor candidates with experience ? INR 30,000 to INR 50,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth and Potential of Indian Fertilizer Industry

According to a report by The Economic Times, balanced fertilization is important for overall growth of agriculture economy. Central and state governments, agriculture universities and research institutes promoted balanced use of P and K nutrients through extensive extension work.

Chemical Engineers get some of the best opportunities with fertilizer companies in India. Other than that they can work in Government departments like water treatment, waste management, etc. They can also work in the various industries using chemical engineering methods to obtain the products. Other than production chemical engineers can also work in research departments. Since the availability of natural products is decreasing the need for chemically synthesised products has increased which has resulted in rapid research in this field. Chemical Engineering is quite a well paid profession. Remunerations offered are good and depend highly on the kind of industry one is working in and the nature of work.

Large companies that manufacture food, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Farms across India

Colleges and universities

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Job openings are available in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities.