Thermoplastic Composites Scientist

Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands

Posted: 27-Oct-2017

Ref#: 3998

SABIC is seeking a high energy, goal-focused individual who is a subject matter expert in continuous fiber thermoplastic composite processing, and has the communication skills needed to help our diversified global business achieve its goals.
The Advanced Composites team is a global team targeting the creation of (continuous fiber) thermoplastic composite solutions for SABIC, by introducing innovative and value added downstream products such as material forms for the market. It does so in close co-operation with the Composites Business Development team. The team is part of SABIC’s Specialties BU and continues to expand and grow with its main office in Geleen, The Netherlands, and additional personnel at various locations in Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
  • Optimize methods for mass production of thermoplastic composites laminates.
  • Interface with the material development team and provide feedback on product quality.
  • Identify critical steps in the process, provide and validate ideas for process improvements.
  • Set-up and use test methods for laminate performance.
  • Provide processing support to customers. 
  • Document work and present to stake holders in various business functions.
The candidate should have hands-on experience with thermoplastic composites. Furthermore, the candidate should be a self-motivated professional able to work independently to reliably deliver results.

Key requirements include: 
  • Higher education in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science or other relevant field.
  • Good understanding of thermoplastic composites and polymer properties.
  • Experience with lamination methods of thermoplastic composites.
  • Hands-on mentality and strong focus on results.
  • Knowledge of composites testing methods and ability to implement these.
  • Knowledge of basic statistical analysis techniques preferably experience with DoE.
  • Good interpersonal, communication & presentation skills.
  • Strict adherence to company safety (EHS) policies and procedures.
  • Availability for occasional travel up to 25%.

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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