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Compounding Operations Engineer


JOB TITLE: Compounding Operations Engineer


ORG UNIT NAME: AOL - Compounding

LOCATION: Bay St. Louis


SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.


At SABIC, we combine a rich track record of doing what others said couldn’t be done, with a deep understanding of our customers. But our true impact is as a partner who can help our customers achieve their ambitions by finding solutions to their challenges. We call this ‘Chemistry that Matters™’




The Operations Engineer supports daily operations, including troubleshooting, increasing operational effectiveness and efficiency of production unit, overseeing equipment resources, debottlenecking, and production loss accounting.


Job Purpose & Responsibilities

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, by interfacing/coordinating with Supply Chain and SAP Data Owner and by helping to identify employee development opportunities, and participating in operator training and certifications.

· Responsible for owning and driving to closure operation related TMOC’s, MOC’s, SAFER’s, incident investigations, and action items and participating in PHA’s and other necessary EHS&S related reviews.
· Provide off-hours coverage and support when necessary.

Key Accountabilities

· The Operations Engineer provides technical support to the unit/site to ensure the unit meets all ISO, PSM, and other external and internal regulatory requirements, including SOP and EHSS.
· This includes, but is not limited to participating in PHAs, HAZOP’s, executing MOCs, investigating incidents, and owning closure of appropriate action items (ATS).
· Be conversant with all safety and knowledgeable with specific safety responsibilities related to the position.
· Ensure compliance.
Operations & Production

· Support Tactical Production Engineering Needs by collecting and analyzing unit operating data, conducting routine checks, performing Complex Trouble-Shooting/Debottlenecking/Root Cause Analyses on performance gaps with  Cross- Functional 

 Team(s) and implementing corrective actions/solutions, overseeing quality of PGRs and their resolution.
· Provide on-going technical coaching/mentoring to enhance operations.
· Maintain daily communications with plant personnel.
· Assess information reported by plant personnel and initiative action as appropriate on issues which impede performance.

  Support unit outage and turnaround activities including all coordination with the Supply Chain Teams.
· Provide primary interface with Supply Chain resources as subject matter expert, and oversight to production plan and high level production schedule development, ensuring plans are fully coordinated.
· Select and set targets for operating parameters and communicate them.
· Support develop of front-end project package and project start-up ownership and execution.
· Own the tracking of production, performance monitoring and production losses; (Production Loss Accounting); and categorization and reporting of losses per the AO and AU Work Processes.
· Ensure appropriate corrective actions are taken to return operations to normal, including invoking other Work Processes when necessary. Oversee the PGR/Dent Resolution Process and involve others as appropriate to resolve them.
· Work with Unit Supervision to optimize the use of recycle content when available.
· Work with Technology to insure recycle is utilized appropriately and M&L to use SAP to set up robust process to insure recycle consumption.
· Assume SAP Roles as required to support unit; (PP, PLM and LE).
· Responsible for meeting and driving improvements in production and quality targets.
· Responsible for developing and maintenance of operating procedures and condition cards.



· BS/MS Degree in an Engineering discipline.

· 5 to 7 years’ experience in Petro-Chemical/Chemical Plant Environment with focus on operations, maintenance and capital improvements.
· Working knowledge of Process & Production Safety Management.
· Demonstrated experience with equipment inspection technologies and applications.
· Working knowledge of Industrial Codes & Standards such as ASME, API, NEC, etc.
· Demonstrated ability to develop and implement long-term strategies focused on reliability improvement.
· Working knowledge of Lean Concepts as they apply to manufacturing systems.
· Demonstrated results working in facilitative environment.
· Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Black Belt Certification a strong plus.
· Excellent leadership and communication skills.

Leadership Responsibilities
· Facilitates organizational effectiveness by modeling, reinforcing and coaching the elements of the Commitment Model and Critical Organizational Behaviors.
· Demonstrates Commitment Model leadership by empowering the appropriate people to make effective decisions within their areas of responsibility.
· Creates an environment in which commitment to a "resolve it myself first" mind-set authentically pervades the organization



  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
  • You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • Relocation if available



SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means

Nearest Major Market: Biloxi
Nearest Secondary Market: Gulfport