Chemical Engineer in Durham, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

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  • Location:
    Durham, NC
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job Number: 35789

Job Description:

Our client, a global non-profit research firm, has an immediate opening for an entry level mechanical or chemical engineer to perform R&D activities on an array of energy and environmental technology projects. Projects range in scale from bench to pilot and are performed in a variety of testing environments. The engineer must be knowledgeable in problem solving techniques, equipment selection, continuous and batch processing and control systems. Day-to-day duties will involve hands-on responsibility to: carry out experimental measurements; run various laboratory tests; collect, analyze and summarize technical data from these measurements and tests; maintain accurate records; and provide laboratory support for various R&D projects. The engineer will also support the team to conceptualize, design, plan and implement innovative technologies that enable new and competitive processes. The work provides exposure to the latest technologies and will be conducted with teams comprised of experienced scientists and engineers.


  • Collect, analyze, and summarize technical data and background information.

  • Apply and interpret standard scientific or chemical engineering theories, concepts, and techniques in chemical engineering processes; understand chemical reactions, byproducts and associated emissions.

  • Contribute to the design of test systems at the bench and pilot scale; including specifying equipment, sizing lines, developing P&IDs, developing drawings, and working with vendors

  • Operation of small and medium size process equipment in the lab and potentially at pilot-scale.

  • Assist in the design/development of computer spreadsheets and databases to process and analyze data and summarize/present information.

  • Demonstrate increasing proficiency with written and verbal communication skills.

  • Contribute to and/or prepare portions of technical memoranda, reports and presentations.

  • Work individually or as part of a project team.

  • Contribute indirectly to proposals by responding to requests for charts summarizing project experience, technical graphs and tables along with background information, etc.

  • Review and proof one?s own work for accuracy and completeness.

  • Maintain files and laboratory notes to document work performed, including calculations, spreadsheets, memoranda, references, reviewer comments, etc.

  • Take joint responsibility for safety of personnel through review of equipment and protocols for safety hazards with the team.

  • This position may require some hours outside of the standard 8-5 workday.

Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related field

Desired Background/Skills:

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in laboratory work.

  • Demonstrated ability in the design and fabrication of equipment or systems.

  • Ability to work independently and with teams, and to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and clients.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Commitment to working safely at all times.


  • Desire to grow professionally and technically, maintaining up-to-date skills in chemical and mechanical engineering technologies while increasing understanding of the technology needs.

  • Flexibility to work in an R&D facility.

  • Creative problem solving.

  • Demonstrated AutoCAD capabilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to convert P&ID?s to 3-D system drawings as well as develop drawings of vessels for fabrication.

  • Familiarity with assessing pressure vessels designs is a plus.

  • Demonstrated working with equipment vendors is a plus.

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