16 Feb, 2021

Process Control Technician

  • Mt Vernon, IL, USA
Engineer, Process Engineer Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Process Automation Technician



Company Information: SABIC Innovative Plastics is one of the world's leading providers of advanced engineering thermoplastics with revenues of $6.8B. We have over 9,000 global employees and operations in over 35 countries and are part of one of the most respected petrochemical companies in the world. SABIC is known for their commitment to innovation and excellence.

The Process Automation Technician is responsible for technical support of Distributed Control System (DCS), the local control network, and all associated application and system software. This role will use SAP to strategically plan and organize process automation workload across the business unit.  Will interface on a daily basis with operations personnel to ensure all systems are smoothly operating and troubleshoot when necessary. 

The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and will be able to gain support from operations, maintenance, process and project engineering personnel.  Will frequently interact with site management, vendors and contractors.


  • Leadership of small to medium sized projects; developing and incorporating process control improvements.
  • Generation of process control narratives and flowcharts.
  • Code and graphics development and simulation testing.
  • Perform loop and interlock checks.
  • Documentation and implementation of process control codes of all types.
  • Support process automation operations in the unit through attendance of HAZOP’s, PHA’s, LOPA and MOC meetings.
  • Maintenance and update of all DCS related hardware and software.
  • Troubleshoot and correct control related issues.
  • Train operations on control related improvements.
  • Respond in a timely manner to plant and control system issues.
  • 5 years of DCS control related experience and Associates Degree in Instrumentation & Controls, Electrical Engineering Technology or Computer Science.
  • 2 years of DCS control related experience and Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumentation & Controls, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Candidates must be able to perform the essential physical requirements of the position such as ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check.


SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products: chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals.


The company recorded a net profit of US$ 5.7 billion in 2018. Sales revenues for 2018 totaled US$ 45 billion while total assets stood at US$ 85 billion. Production in 2018 was 75.3 million metric tons. It has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries.




  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
  • You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • Relocation if available


Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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