09 May, 2023

Process Control Engineer

  • Selkirk, NY, USA
Controller Chemicals

Job Description

Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.



It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission. Let us explore this together!


For an overview of our benefits here at SABIC, please visit: www.yoursabicbenefits.com 


Job Summary
The Process Control Engineer uses computer technology and fundamental engineering skills to achieve key business objectives within Selkirk’s manufacturing operations where we safely manufacture resin and engineered thermoplastics which are used around the world to solve many of our customers most demanding challenges.

The Engineer will function as a partner with other site teams: work with operations to improve, increase and troubleshoot production; collaborate with project engineers on control specification and design; partner with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) to mitigate process risks; and team up with Maintenance and Reliability to discover and address root causes. 

This engineer may also work with other team members on initiatives led from within the process control team such as control infrastructure lifecycle management strategies; security enhancements; obsolescence remediation; reliability enhancements; standards development; work process development; and improving performance metrics.

Process automation is integral to the actual physical operation of the plant.  Given this, it is essential that the Engineer work in a manner where safety in design, execution, details, and operation remains consciously and continuously in the forefront.

How You Can Be the Impact

  • Learn our NovaTech DCS system to become main site resource for changes and execution.
  • Attend multiple NovaTech DCS training courses over 1-2 years to gain knowledge.
  • Learn and apply knowledge from NovaTech courses in development and live DCS systems.
  • Perform software and hardware Preventative Maintenance (PM) on DCS system.
  • Create/modify EPN (Tags) in DCS system
  • Interpret SABL code, program new SABL code
  • Utilize an MS DOS program to design, program and deploy NovaTech DCS graphics.
  • Support unit engineers in developing control narrative for projects requiring new or modified controls and instruments. 
  • Successfully execute the control elements of projects: control scope, specification, design, code development, testing, and startup. Project sizes vary; approximately 60% of all site projects include process control content.


What Matters to SABIC

  • Demonstrated commitment to manufacturing safety and performance.
  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years working in manufacturing, process automation environment actively coding, troubleshooting, developing control narratives.
  • Experience with DCS (distributed control systems)
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement regulatory controls, interlocks, user interfaces, and to efficiently write code.
  • Curious.  Quick learner.  Detailed. Driven to fill gaps in working knowledge. 
  • Demonstrated creativity in solving problems, especially simple, effective, long-lived solutions.
  • Demonstrated passion for and record of doing things better; this includes “softer” aspects of work such as better tools, work processes, procedures, etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet objectives.
  • Proven record of accomplishments working with teams – both leading and as a member. 
  • Good communication and influencing skills.  Effective advocate of ideas.  Listens well.  Engages in challenging discussions confidently and responsibly.


Eligibility Requirements

  • 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
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.



Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.

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