Manager, Chemical Maintenance & PPE

The SABIC Bergen op Zoom facilities manufacture plastics in the form of high grade pellets and sheets that enable our customers to product a wide range of end products. Our maintenance organization maintains all production assets on site with corrective, preventive and condition based maintenance. We work closely with selected contractors to perform all maintenance activities. Our facility organization takes care of our non-manufacturing assets.


Within the maintenance team we are looking for a Manager Chemical Maintenance & PPE - SABIC Bergen op Zoom.


In this role you are a member of the maintenance staff team responsible for the safe execution of maintenance tasks in our chemical maintenance plants. You will manage a team (50 FTE +) consisting of maintenance engineers, supervisors and technicians. Your internal customers are from divers businesses with specific service requirements. As manager you will frequently interact with other departments to assure the services can be provided efficient. You will be part of the extended site staff team giving you opportunities to contribute to improvements beyond your direct responsibility in our journey of continuous improvement.


Your role

Managing a team of 50+ FTE professionals that keep our chemical plants running 24/7. This requires execution of the maintenance schedule as delivered by Central Maintenance and addressing the unexpected failures.

Jointly responsible for overall performance of Maintenance on site.

Ensure both internal as contracted work can and will be executed safe and delivered within our quality parameters. Representing maintenance in the compounding plant management teams of Petchem, Functional Forms and the SABIC Specialty Business.

Responsible for implementing uniform procedures / work in accordance with the work processes used within our Operation Management System. Looks beyond the boundaries of the various clusters; takes measures and makes suggestions that improve these processes. Makes results-oriented agreements with the relevant people to achieve this.

You are responsible for the required formation to ensure safe work execution within budget. Ensure development of our personnel in line with the contracting strategy and developments of our assets.

Evaluates periodic results (KPIs) communicates these to the relevant people; encourages and facilitates improvement and drives changes to ensure continual improvement toward top performance.

You interact with the asset management and the Engineering and Project organization to ensure the inflow and outflow of maintenance plans can be positioned in the team.


Your experience

HBO+ or WO (Bsc/Msc) degree. You have extended working experience (5+ years) in leading a technical team.

Fluent in Dutch and English, both in speech and writing.

Experience working with contractors.

You have strong personality & communicating skills that enables you to interact and implement changes from site management level to shop floor.


Safety of our People, Processes and Environment is leading. There is plenty room for development of your own career both regional as global.



Further information
For more information about this role you can contact Corporate Recruiter, Ben de Graaf –

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SABIC, headquartered in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Petrochemicals, Specialties, Agri-Nutrients, and Metals. We supply these materials to other companies, who use them to make products on which the world has come to depend. At SABIC, we believe in using chemistry to power the ambitions of our customers, business partners, employees and societies we live in. We call this “CHEMISTRY THAT MATTERS™”. In Europe, SABIC employs over 5,000 professionals and is running 6 world-scale production sites and 4 technology & innovation centers. We are present in almost every European country. Major locations within our broad network of innovation, production and marketing are: Teesside (UK), Cartagena (Spain), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Geleen (Netherlands) Bergen op Zoom (The Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium). Based upon this strong fundament, we are a key producer of olefins, polyolefins, engineering thermoplastics resins, films and sheets. Discover more at