Technical Product Engineer

Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands

Posted: 24-Apr-2018

Ref#: 4336

From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colourful smartphone cases, we manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. In Europe, SABIC employs over 5,000 professionals and is running 6 world-scale production sites and 4 technology & innovation centers. Based upon this strong fundament, we are a key producer of olefins, polyolefin, engineering thermoplastics resins, films and sheets. 



To match the fast growth of SABIC Automotive products we are currently looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Technical Product Engineer. Our product technology covers polyolefin products, ranging from polypropylenes to long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene compounds mainly for the automotive applications. As a technical product engineer, you will be working within a professional technology organization in a global environment. 
The Global Technology Automotive (GTA) group is part of SABIC’s Technology organization and provides material solutions by leveraging formulation and compounding competencies and capabilities to meet automotive industry needs. We are looking for a motivated, globally-minded product engineer located at our SABIC office in Sittard, The Netherlands. 


The primary activity of the GTA team at SABIC in Sittard-Geleen is to manage and develop the PP(c) global product portfolio. As technical product engineer you provide optimal support to internal business processes (in the field of polypropylene-compounds and long glass fibre compounds for automotive applications) based on an excellent network and good technical and application knowledge. 

Your main responsibilities will include:
  • Active engagement in automotive specific product development processes; initiating and follow-up of work orders for compounding and testing of new formulations and report out of the results to stakeholders.
  • Participate as project member in technology projects
  • Provide product market support to the commercial team
  • To maintain, develop, generate and share knowledge of SABIC© products by doing research and troubleshooting throughout the automotive value chain.
  • Maintaining and updating results and databases in IT systems.


We are looking for an energetic, globally-minded person with good team spirit who can work in a dynamic environment. Other specifics include:

  • Education in chemical technology, analytical chemistry or mechanical engineering at Bachelor level
  • Affinity towards product technology and preferably in the automotive market. 
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of polymers, material properties and statistics
  • You are a team worker with a good social antenna and a persuasive and challenging attitude.
  • You must be able to speak and write fluently English and Dutch (Other languages will be an asset)
  • Preferably you have experience in a manufacturing environment

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 amongst 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 dependant of local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered

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