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Process Automation Engineer


For our Technical Department in Bergen op Zoom we are looking for an enthusiastic and result driven Process Automation Engineer. The ideal candidate combines Technical expertise and team oriented leadership with a good insight and knowledge of our business processes. The Technical Department is responsible for the design of the assets, the asset life plan, the operating window and the continuous review of the assets performance, of which integrity, process safety and legislative requirements are key factors. The Process Automation Engineer needs to co-direct the development of technical improvement projects in alignment with strategic business goals and lead the execution of these projects. 

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

As Process Automation Engineer you identify projects that help us realize our Global business goals. You prioritize and promote these projects with management. You take responsibility in risk management and lead projects execution until the business goals are realized. The Process Automation Engineer is the link between Commercial-, Technology- and Operations, and works closely with Project implementation team(s). The Process Automation Engineer we are looking for will work mainly in the compounding process units.

In this role you are: 

  • Providing daily support for the process control systems for our compounding plants
  • Technical lead in initiating and implementing improvement projects
  • Leads Opportunity Analyses and feasability studies and Engineering
  • Technical key person between production process and product-process technological platforms
  • Co-responsible to translate business goals into mid/long term project plans
  • Provides expertise in technology selection, process design, safety studies and training
  • Contributes to developing the technical department by coaching and training of engineers and by bringing up work process improvements .



  • A bachelor’s-, masters- or demonstrable equal degree in Process Control Automation;
  • Demonstrates Process Automation Engineering and project management competences
  • Experience or knowledge of compounding process
  • Takes initiatives to improve and implement, and pursues the best result through structured problem solving approach
  • Demonstrate influecing and facilitation skills, and knowledge in statistical tools
  • Good business insight, experience in business processes and cost structure
  • 3-5+ years working experience in operating and leading technical projects.
  • Proven experience in business management and/or business plan development
  • Fluent English, both in speech and writing. Dutch language is an advantage.



Further information

Interested in this position? 
Please apply on-line by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Dennis Verduin, Corporate Recruiter via dennis.verduin@sabic.com. The application closing-date is September 27th, 2021. 


Please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment are 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 depending on local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

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.