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Cover Letter Sample for Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduates

Posted by | November 13, 2013 | Application letter articles

October 27, 2013

Mr. Tilra Tsess
Human Resource Manager
Mount In Pharmaceutical Company
2nd Avenue Street

Yar Blassa
76 Aold Road Street
Nairobi, Kenya
[email protected]

Re: Chemical Engineer

Dear Tsess,

With regard to your job advertisement on the 28th of March, 2012 for the position of Chemical Engineer, I wish to put in my resume. I am a graduate of Murdoch University in West Australia where I obtained a degree in Engineering and an advance graduate diploma in Chemical Engineering from the same University. After my school, I worked with a reputable pharmaceutical company in Africa for seven years as an Analytical Chemist.

My job description includes the manufacturing and production of chemical drugs, maintenance and design of production plants, analysis and research of new chemical plants and working in collaboration with the drug authorities to detect defective drugs at the coastal borders.

In addition to my experience, I possess an exceptional analytical skills with advance knowledge in safety and environmental condition aspects of drug production. I am also a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

I am excited with the prospects available at Mount In Pharmaceutical Company and will be happy to meet you to further discuss my qualification and experience and explain why I am the best candidate for this job position.

Please fine attached my resume and certificate for your perusal.



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Job Description of a Chemical Engineer

In Chemical Engineering, the concept of engineering principles is utilized in Chemistry to help solve problems related to society. A few list of such problems include: hunger, materials creation, energy demands and chemicals. Mostly Chemical Engineers are needed more in Pharmaceutical Companies for production purposes.

A Chemical Engineer should have a strong background in Chemistry with little Biology. For Undergraduate Studies, a Chemical Engineer should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or Chemistry. Industries largely depend on Chemical Engineers for processing of materials and chemicals. The technical ability of a Chemical Engineer depends on how he transforms matter as physical or chemical components.

According to The Complete University Guides, top ten high ranking Chemical Engineering Schools include:

  • Cambridge University
  • Imperial College, London
  • Oxford University
  • Leeds University
  • Manchester University
  • Birmingham University
  • Newcaster University
  • Bath University
  • Edinburgh University
  • Heriot-Watt University

As a Chemical Engineer, one can work in plants manufacturing companies, plant facilities, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology, and oil refineries. One job policy of a Chemical Engineer is wearing of protective clothes. This practice is common among Chemical Engineers due to the health implications.

A Chemical Engineer should be interested in Chemistry, with high thinking abilities, problem solving skills and creativity. A real Chemical Engineer is faced with challenging problems, and therefore require such skills in the lab.

The Job Description of a Chemical Engineer vary. But similar description includes:

  • Undertake lab work. Especially in plants processes and chemicals testing
  • Reduce production cost by presenting reports to management with minimal cost
  • Work in a team especially with Chemists and Biochemists for research purposes
  • Analyzing the health implication of new drugs on the market. Especially drugs that have side effects
  • Monitoring the development output of production plants.
  • Re-testing during stages of production. This helps reduce the error value in outputs especially in Chemical production.
  • Develop new and improved methods of production taking into consideration modern trends in the world