Industrial Engineering Graduate Opportunites at Protea Chemicals

Closing Date: 20 January 2015
Protea Chemicals is looking for Industrial Graduate Engineers in Killarney Gardens, Western Cape.Protea Chemicals is Omnia’s Chemical division and a longstanding and well- respected distributor of specialty, functional and effect chemicals and polymers in much of sub-Saharan Africa.


  • The candidate should be in possession of a degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Fluent in English (reading and writing).
  • Computer literacy


  • Draw Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) for all sections of the plant and keep them on records for reference purpose and plant improvements
  • Provide a high level technical support and technical assistance in the operations department, e.g. Research materials of construction and compatibility in relation with the chemicals
  • Maintain materials and equipment working with the maintenance team. Ensuring that the company has enough backup equipment to reduce downtimes and speed up productivity efficiencies
  • Monitor compliance with all health and safety rules as well as the environmental regulations. This includes emissions control via scrubbing of chemical fumes and also improving the effluent treatments
  • Mitigate the risk of exposure to the Environmental Authorities and will reduce the health risks for the employees and the surrounding communities
  • Develop support systems to facilitate research programs for improvements on production capabilities via research on the best production practice; improve production methods through infrastructural improvement. This will include research on process equipment automation; performing trial runs on different batches to determine residence times for the all blends. Also perform trial runs before a new blend is executed


  • Good problem shooting skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to function well under pressure
  • The ability to function independently
  • Self-motivated and willing to learn
  • High energy levels
  • Excellent team work
  • Willing to learn

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