Thermoplastic Tape Specialist

Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands

Posted: 27-Oct-2017

Ref#: 3997

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.
  • Develop and optimize innovative methods for mass production of thermoplastic unidirectional (UD) composites tapes.
  • Interface with the resin formulation team to improve impregnation speed and tape performance.
  • Identify critical steps in the process, integrate quality control systems and guarantee consistent product quality.
  • Develop/integrate modeling methods to support the developments.
  • Network and closely work with technical experts in different SABIC Strategic Business Units as well as with the university network.
  • Document work and present to stake holders in various business functions.
The candidate should have a proven record of accomplishments in the area of thermoplastic composite production processes. The candidate should be a self-motivated professional able to work independently to reliably deliver results.

Key requirements include: 
  • Graduate education (preferably a Ph.D.) in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science or other relevant field.
  • In-depth understanding of thermoplastic composites, polymers, fibrous materials and interface properties.
  • Experience with production of thermoplastic tapes.
  • Preferably experience with implementation and use of QA/QC methods.
  • Knowledge of basic statistical analysis techniques, preferably experience with DoE.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, manage, and simultaneously deliver on multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication & presentation skills.
  • Strict adherence to company safety (EHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated documentation and presentation skills.
  • 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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