10 May, 2021

Process Engineer

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Bornem, Belgium
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Are you a hands-on process engineer with an eye for quality and a responsible mindset? Do you like to work at a production site within a team of technicians? Welcome to LyondellBasell….

This is the role

To support our professional team in Bornem, we are looking for a Process Engineer for A.Schulman Plastics BV, part of the U.S. LyondellBasell group, is a leading international supplier of high-quality polymer compounds and master batches, which are used as raw materials to promote solutions to modern challenges. As Process Engineer you are responsible for monitoring existing and new process techniques in the compounding department. One of the 5 business units within LyondellBasell is Advanced Polymer Solutions. Within this BU, Bornem produces additive concentrates for plastics (master batches) for food packaging, agriculture, etc.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Managing the process part in production;
  • Supervising and process-based optimization of existing formulations, taking into account the predetermined quality in production;
  • Providing support in the implementation of projects related to changes in the compounding process. Creating change requests (MOC) and follow up on procedure adjustments;
  • Introduce new masterbatches in cooperation with the R&D department and determine the process window, screw design and extruder set-up;
  • Ensure that production can be guaranteed in a safe, high-quality and cost-efficient manner. Coordinate the tests and discuss them with the involved stakeholders within the broad organization;
  • Identify, plan, coordinate and implement multi-disciplinary improvement initiatives (Operational Excellence Standards) to achieve corporate objectives;
  • Support production by performing analysis of production issues, in a way that adequate solutions can be identified and secured.

This is who you are

You feel right at home at a manufacturing environment with your hands-on mentality. You like to solve problems after analyzing the malfunctions with your own eyes, but as well through data comparison. You are able to switch quickly when necessary, even in stressful situations. You are eager to learn and willing to explore new technical areas / technologies. With your critical and responsible mindset, you have an eye for quality and are taking into account the safety regulations within the company as well.

This is what you bring

• Master of Science in industrial sciences;
• At least 3-5 years of experience in production / process engineering;
• Solid knowledge of process development, preferably in compounding;
• Experience with Lean Manufacturing / Green belt is a plus;
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office / Outlook, data driven;
• Knowledge of SAP is a plus;
• Strong communication skills, fluent both in Dutch and English.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package.


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