SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.
At SABIC, we combine a rich track record of doing what others said couldn’t be done, with a deep understanding of our customers. But our true impact is as a partner who can help our customers achieve their ambitions by finding solutions to their challenges. We call this ‘Chemistry that Matters™
SABIC is seeking high energy, goal-focused individuals who are proactive in problem solving and have the leadership and communication skills needed to help a diversified global business achieve its goals. Successful candidates will work in manufacturing engineering and interface with R&D, Finance, Operations, Projects and Commercial teams to drive performance improvements in Environmental, Health, & Safety (EHS), Reliability, Cost, Capacity, Revenue and Quality in the chemical operations at the Mount Vernon site.
Job Purpose & Responsibilities
This position will include process engineering responsibility in one or more of the manufacturing units on site. Provide process engineering expertise for various unit operations including but not limited to reaction kinetics/chemistry, fluid flow including powder transfer, heat transfer, distillation, centrifugation and separation, solids handling and mixing, and polymer processing/compounding. Support requires answering technical inquiries, making technical recommendations, providing process troubleshooting, and developing process procedures.
Network with internal and external subject matter experts to leverage shared expertise. Carry out various studies to improve plant safety, reliability, capacity and economics. Identify gaps between current performance and best-in-class and recommend opportunities for improvement. Maintain and update Operating Envelope definitions for the assigned production units. Obtain alignment and lead execution of performance improvements and engineering studies including plant trials to address gaps and meet business objectives. Provide process engineering support for capital project initiation, execution and startup. Lead option identification & down-select, design basis development for project initiation. Flexible to respond to unit and capital project support needs as priorities change with specific business needs.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry.
At least 5 years’ experience in an operating chemical company
Demonstrated ability to effectively interface with Operators, Mechanics, Supervisors, R&D and Management to complete projects/initiatives and tasks on time and on budget to meet the business objectives.
Self-motivated with the ability to originate and facilitate the rollout of new ideas.
Proven ability to step up and take ownership of specific team efforts.
Proven ability to proactively champion technical issues and see them through to completion.
Proven ability to handle multiple activities simultaneously.
Demonstrated good written and oral communication skills.
Strong ability to work well with cross-functional teams.
Proven ability to lead teams and initiatives often in high profile situations.
Proven ability to plan and organize projects from inception to start up.
Experience/willingness to master any of the following areas:
• Reaction kinetics/chemistry
• Fluid flow including powder transfer
• Heat transfer
• Centrifugation and separation
• Solids handling and mixing
• Polymer processing/compounding