Chemist, Water Treatment

Water Purification Chemist

Water Treatment Chemist

Minimum B.Sc or M.Sc in Biochemistry/Environmental Science, Microbiology

Will be updated

The tasks a Chemist, Water Purification is expected to perform include:

Analysing water in a purification plant to control chemical processes which soften it or make it suitable for drinking

Analysing samples of filtered water

Ensuring that quantities of solids left in suspension are below prescribed limits

Determining the amount of chlorine to be used for chlorination

Determining the types of chemicals to be used to remove minerals, acids, etc. from the water to soften the water

Testing samples of water collected from different points in the distribution system to control contamination

Proficient in determining amounts of liquid chlorine to be used in chlorinators to destroy microbes and other harmful organisms, basing amounts on findings of Microbiologist

Adept in determining various kinds and amounts of chemicals to be used in removing minerals, acids, salts, and other inorganic compounds from water to soften it

Well-versed with testing samples extracted from various points in distribution system, such as mains, tanks, pumps, and outlets, etc. to discover possible sources of water contamination

Not applicable

Ability to work independently or in teams

Excellent communication skills


Problem solving attitude

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. 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 Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic substances, high temperatures and thermal stress from melting, drying, burning and ionizing radiation caused by radioactive materials, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, slips, cuts, burns, electric shock, musculoskeletal disorders, stress, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Chemical and Petrochemical Sector

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. 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 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 human resource intensive industry and hence employs a large number of people across the world, currently the industry provides 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.

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