Foam Line Engineer

Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

Posted: 2-Aug-2017

Ref#: 3809

The SABIC Specialties business unit produces engineering thermoplastic resins, compounds and products such as sheet and film based on these. Many versatile market segments are being served including automotive, displays, building & construction, aircraft and rail.
The Specialties R&D team in Bergen op Zoom is driving multiple product development and process programs and supports the Specialties business by developing new products, sheet/film extrusion, color development, application evaluation and customer & plant support.

Currently we are looking for a fulltime Foam Line Engineer to strengthen our team

  • Manage pilot-foam line operation including project coordination, planning, line configuration setup (calendaring, calibration, etc), materials, quality systems and other foam extrusion related technologies.
  • Lead product development process from initial phase to product commercialization, taking care about costs, processing and product design.
  • Develop and modify polymer materials, equipment, tooling and processing techniques in cooperation with R&D scientist team.
  • Plan, design and monitor manufacturing processes, maximizing efficiency by analyzing processing parameters, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization.
  • Intermediate between R&D and Manufacturing team. Work with manufacturing facilities, material experts and engineers.
  • Identify technology trends, determine how they can be used and contribute in current manufacturing operations.
  • Coordinate, conduct and facilitate global meetings with other subject matter experts.

  • Master/Bachelor degree in Materials/Polymer Science, Mechanical, Physics, Engineering or related discipline.
  • Strong understanding of thermoplastic processing or, preferably, experience with sheet extrusion and/or extrusion melt foaming process (PBA) of thermoplastic polymers.
  • Manufacturing or engineering background with the ability to manage large-scale extrusion processing equipment in different configurations.
  • People management skills; experience or ability to lead small team / operators.
  • Ability to lead and work in a (global) cross-functional team to design, implement and drive continuous improvement projects.
  • Energizing, independently motivated personality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and effectively communicate with all levels and functions in the organization.
  • The position requires excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluency in English (speaking and writing) is mandatory. Italian language skills are preferred.
At SABIC, we create the conditions for our talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment you need. As a SABIC employee, you will benefit from career opportunities that are accompanied by an attractive package and benefits. You will have access to comprehensive training and development programs which are among the best in the Petrochemical industry. Furthermore you will be offered opportunities in a diversity of disciplines and locations worldwide.

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependent of local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

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