Operations Engineer Chemical Operations

Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

Posted: 1-Feb-2018

Ref#: 4136

Our manufacturing organization in Bergen op Zoom is one of the production facilities of the production of advanced engineering thermoplastics. We are looking for an Operations Engineer for the Chemical plants to support daily operations, which includes troubleshooting, plant optimization, equipment resources, debottlenecking, equipment commissioning and production loss accounting. The operations engineer is responsible to ensure the plant provides maximum unit availability in a safe and economical manner by providing support to plant personnel using available resources.


  • Working according to the Manufacturing Excellence Management Standard (MEMs) workprocesses. 
  • Responsible for plant production performance monitoring, including operation performance improvement (specific raw material and energy usage, unit cost etc.).
  • Together with operations, make sure that the plant capability (output) targets are realized on a day to day basis. In case of immediate performance gaps, resolve plant output- and quality problems effectively. 
  • Troubleshooting and debottlenecking of unit operations and related equipment including identifying the problem source. Evaluate alternatives and suggest solutions and improvements.
  • Proactively advise and assist the operational teams in preventing performance gaps.
  • Working in SAP to ensure raw material supply and registration.
  • Execute on short-term operational safety actions initiated from HAZOP`s, safety events and incidents.
  • Drives the main improvement programs (technical / organizational) from the annual unit plan.
  • Maintains contact with service departments (project engineering / process engineering / maintenance) to optimize plant performance
  • OPS eng (MEMS)
  • Assist in commissioning of new equipment and other unit/control modifications.
  • Responsible for the MOC-process and coordinates the implemenation.
  • Reviews design packages for operability, functionality and safety.
  • Participate as teammember in Incident Investigations, HAZOP and PSSR.
  • Maintains statistical process control (or similar methods) monitoring of all major Chemops unit equipment and makes recommendations for proper maintenance and operation.
  • Responsible for the operation part of turn-around scope, and participates in the unit turn-around team to develop the total scope.

  • BSc / MSc level in either mechanical engineering or chemical engineering.
  • 1-5 Years working experience in a (petro-) chemical unit (troubleshooting).
  • A dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic personality, who has proven to have thorough understanding of unit operations, process equipment and technology. 
  • You have the ability to listen generously and practice open advocacy. You are able to provide people the information to perform their assigned roles by spoken word. You can provide people the written information necessary to do their job correctly and are able to make relevant information known in a responsive and effective way. You know how to evaluate a particular situation or scenario and quantify the probability and consequence of an undesirable event.
  • Experience with Chemical Operations is a plus.
  • Experience with SAP is a plus
  • Fluent in English and Dutch.

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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