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Chemical Engineering Resume Sample

If you want to get a new job as a chemical engineer, it’s time to write your resume and update it with all the recent achievements and experience. In this article we’ll inspire you with a chemical engineering resume example and explain what’s recommended to write in the objective, skills, duties and responsibilities sections. Also have a look at the most common job interview questions you might be asked and prepare yourself.

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Chemical Engineering Resume Sample

Brandon Richardson

Address:               20227 Ballinger Way Northeast,  Shoreline, WA 98155
Phone:                    (206) 365-4511
Email:                     BradonR512@yahoo.com
Current job:         Intern Chemical Engineer at Boeing


Objective

Seeking to fulfill a full-time chemical engineering position and begin my career in the field of engineering with a special focus in biotechnology.

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Skills

  1. Excellent problem solving skills
  2. Strong research and analytical abilities
  3. Outstanding verbal and written skills
  4. Capability to work with other team members effectively
  5. Ability to apply understanding of complex chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics into research and provide detailed analysis
  6. Ability to work in a fast-pace environment
  7. Extensive knowledge of current engineering tools used for computing and analysis
  8. Strong organizational skills
  9. Ability to log work in a neat and detailed manner
  10. Understanding of advanced mathematics and physics

Experience

Intern Chemical Student Engineer
2015 – present
Boeing Everett, WA

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provided hands-on assistance with challenging projects to chemical engineers
  • Learned the structure of the department, problem-solving methods, and job purposes of staff members
  • Used essential engineering practices to provide support in designing new components
  • Accompanied lead engineers in experiments to assist in product research
  • Kept detailed and accurate track of all experiments and research projects.
  • Prepared protein solutions and buffers
  • Shadowed different staff members including lab technicians, plant operators, and engineers to learn operations of the department
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in department meetings

Math/Physics Tutor
2016 – 2015
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provided tutoring to students in areas of mathematics and physics, both basic and advanced levels
  • Prepared workshops for students
  • Assisted sessions with other tutors
  • Provided students with additional assignments and performed evaluations
  • Delivered support and motivation to students
  • Supplied and proctored mock exams to evaluate students’ progress

Administrative Assistant
2017 – 2016
Maxum Petroleum, Seattle, WA

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answered phone calls and relayed messages
  • Maintained office space by ordering and stocking supplies as needed
  • Calculated expenses of supplies and provided recommendations on ways to reduce costs
  • Kept office clean and safe for team members and guests
  • Provided guests and customers with answers to their questions
  • Scanned and filed company documents
  • Communicated with management any concerns or issues
  • Prepared outgoing and received incoming shipments
  • Prepared reports and provided analysis to management
  • Scheduled administrative projects and meetings

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Graduated June 2015, 3.7 GPA

Shorewood High School, Shoreline, WA
2016-2017


Courses

  1. Biochemistry and Biophysics of Macromolecules and Molecular Assemblies
  2. Principles and Technique of Molecular Biology
  3. Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
  4. Fundamentals of Molecular Genetics
  5. Experimental Molecular and Cellular Biology
  6. Proteotomics
  7. Genomics
  8.  Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
  9. Medical Microbiology
  10. Optimal Imaging in Modern Biomedical Research
  11.  Current Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology
  12.  Biochemical and Physiological Adaptation of Microbes

Advice For Your Chemical Engineering Job

Chemical-engineering job interview

 

Prepare A Badass Resume

The resume is the employer’s first impression of you so make sure that it is a great resume.  If you need help with your chemical engineering CV, make sure to check this site for chemical engineer resume templates.

Study The Employer

Carefully research the company on the web.  You might want to take a look at what information they provide on their site before looking at other sites.  Official company sites will have more updated and accurate information.  In the process, be aware of the useful information you might run across that can help you answer obvious questions that might come up during the interview.  For instance, the company’s mission statement may help you express to the interviewers why you want to work for their company.

Compare The Position Responsibilities With Personal Examples

Thoroughly look through the duties and requirements of the position you are applying for.  Then make a list of your own personal skills and experiences that pertain to the responsibilities of a chemical engineer.  This will help prepare you to answer position-related scenario interview questions.

Provide Recommendations, Certificates And Extra Resumes

Be sure to carry along with you in a folder any certificates of achievements, letters of recommendations, and additional resumes.  Providing the interviewers with documents of recommendations and certificates will help emphasize the way you describe yourself in your resume.  Bringing extra copies of your resume is just a safety measurement just in case any of the interviewers are without one.

Display A Professional Appearance

Throughout the entire interview, make sure that maintain good posture, make eye contact, and avoid fidgeting.  Being nervous is normal.  But being able to control your nerves and providing a calm presentation is what can set you apart from other candidates.

Prepare With Practice Questions

A good way to aid you in an interview is to practice interview questions beforehand.  Rehearse some practice interviews with a few people to set a more realistic situation.  Here are some questions you may consider asking yourself.

  • Describe what your strengths and weaknesses are?
  • What made you choose the chemical engineer route?
  • What sparked your interest in the engineering industry?
  • Describe to us your steps and methods of research?
  • Have you ever had differences with a team member?  If so, how did you go about resolving your difference?
  • Describe a time you recognized a problem and what steps you used to solve the problem?
  • Describe the differences between unit operations and unit process?
  • Provide us with an example of when logic was needed in solving a problem?
  • How is your understanding of new products and technology?  Can you give us an example of a new technological advance in the field of chemical engineering that has piqued your interest?
  • Describe a time when you made a mistake? How did you handle it?
  • What is the angle of repose and why is it important?

Prepare Questions To Ask The Interviewers

Compile a short list of questions you plan to ask the interviewers.  Your interview will end with them asking if you have anything questions for them.  Take this opportunity to show your interest in the company and the position you are applying for.  Here are some questions you might consider asking the interviewers.

  • How can a new chemical engineer here be expected to be evaluated within the first three months?
  • How do you evaluate the measurement of success for someone in this position?
  • What do you think the most challenging aspect of this position is?
  • Can you describe a typical day for a chemical engineer at this company?
  • How would you describe the management style here?
  • How are projects coordinated here?

Follow-Up

The position you apply for will most likely have multiple candidates.  Interviewers will have to review their candidates and their decisions can take up to several weeks.  However, it does not hurt to send an email to express gratitude and follow up on the status of your interview.  It will also show that you still possess an interest in working for their company.

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I founded ResumeOK in 2011, with the goal of helping people increase their chances to get a better job. I am a career and online marketing expert that has reviewed and written thousands of resumes. During my career, I have found certain patterns that make a resume successful, and I’m sharing all my insights in the samples that you can find on ResumeOK. 

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