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Polymer Plant Equipment Engineer


SABIC Asset Technology Center- Asset Integrity is a technical center providing services to SABIC Manufacturing sites globally. It is engaged in asset reliability enhancement, risk mitigation and consultancy for resolving complex technical issues.  It conducts advanced technical studies, introduces relevant upcoming technologies and supports plant asset management functions.



As Polymer Plant Equipment Engineer you will operate as the Global Engineering expert, being part of the Rotating Equipment team within the Asset Technology Centre with the purpose to drive the Asset Integrity Vision for fostering continuous improvement in reducing operational risks, increasing revenue and optimizing cost across all Manufacturing sites globally. You will provide technical leadership on rotating equipment which are specific to polymer plants and their associated systems which may typically include agitators, mixers, slurry handling pumps and seal systems, rotary pressure/vacuum filters, vacuum pumps, rotary dryers, centrifuges, rotary valves, screw conveyors, extruders, pelletizers, blenders/ compounders, conveying compressors, packaging systems and giving technical support & leading recommendations to affiliates & projects. 

You shall undertake studies pertaining to above stated asset types that encompass reliability risk assessment, asset strategy, operation, corrective maintenance and failure analysis. Furthermore, you will induct new technology, specialist level inputs to uprates and minor projects, monitoring and reporting of every affiliates’ equipment performance, identification of gaps in maintenance systems and practices through metrics and audits. You will lead development and standardization of best engineering practices and communication of learning from incidents. Finally, on a global level, you will enhance technical competencies of SABIC engineers in these areas of expertise to drive long-term value creation to SABIC.

The following are the key accountabilities: 

Technical Leadership
1. Drive reliability management for the polymer plant equipment by defining and monitoring KPIs for this asset group, determining gaps and developing strategies and plans to sustain and improve safety, reliability and availability. 
2. Identify, evaluate and develop SABIC Manufacturing Standards (SMS) to improve the maintenance and reliability of polymer plant equipment.  
3. Identify, evaluate and develop engineering Best Practices (BP) to improve the maintenance and reliability of polymer plant equipment.
4. Ensure timely review for SABIC Engineering Standards (SES) related to polymer plant equipment and supporting systems.
5. Monitor the market for new ideas, innovations and identify novel solutions for polymer plant equipment within SABIC.
6. Engage with key OEMs to address design issues affecting asset reliability and to maintain knowledge of upcoming technological improvements.


Strategy and Planning
1. Support Team Lead to develop and manage the rotating equipment annual and five-year work plans with specific deliverables for polymer plant equipment. 
2. Conduct annual Performance Killer analysis based on actual production loss data to generate Resolution Plans (PKRP) that recommend specific actions to mitigate common failure modes.

Technical Support and Engagement
1. Work with Regional Asset Support (RAS) team by providing technical support & consultation to resolve chronic failures/issues at sites globally.  
2. Liaise with Equipment Strategy Support (ESS) & Electrical & Automation (EA) departments to provide equipment strategies and technical solutions. 
3. Liaise with Asset Technology Development (ATD) to develop & sustain global agreements between SABIC and major rotating equipment suppliers.
4. Work with ATD team to support 2025 strategies through pool of global rotating equipment experts.
5. Support SABIC manufacturing in technical audits/assessments/cold eye reviews and remaining life assessment initiatives. 
6. Participate in failure analysis of actual/potential incidents with C1/C2 classifications.
7. Provide expert knowledge on safety and reliability related programs applicable to SABIC SHEMS and MEMS.
8. Support site/mega projects by endorsing critical rotating equipment through engineering reviews and clarifications of deviations from standards. 


Knowledge and Network Management 
1. Communicate critical business cases in the form of Technical Alerts (TA) to Global Manufacturing. 
2. Participate in internal and external rotating equipment technical networks, forums, conferences and committees.
3. Manage the Polymer Plant Equipment Group ensuring adherence to Operating Rhythm Charter for Networking and knowledge sharing.


Competency Development, Mentoring and Coaching
1. Develop and delivery of specialized, quality training to SABIC manufacturing engineers globally.   
2. Develop, maintain and retain top-quality rotating equipment expertise by effective training, mentoring and coaching.


1. Comprehend and apply legal guidelines in the rotating equipment department.



• Bachelor Degree of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering. 
• Manufacturing Experience (Technical engineering, Maintenance Management, Reliability and Project Management).
• At least 15 years of engineering experience in asset reliability and maintenance. 
• Recognized technical/engineering expert on design, maintenance and operation of rotating equipment specific to polymer and petrochemical plants as demonstrated by significant accomplishments and contributions acquired over a period of 15 or more years. 
• Experience related to Design/Engineering or of Service/Technical support group with a major OEM is a strong advantage. 
• Possesses a thorough knowledge of general principles and theories related to engineering and contributes significantly to the solution of a variety of unique and complex engineering problems.
• Fluent in English language (written and spoken).

-    Strong leadership and ability to work with and lead diverse / multi-cultural groups of professional employees across regions
-    People management and ability to use influence to achieve results.  
-    Team player, able to motivate and drive cross-cultural teams towards achievement of Expert group objectives
-    Result oriented and ability to work under pressure to meet the deadlines of deliverables
-    Strong analytical and organizational skills
-    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-    Passion for continuous improvement and strategy development
-    Flexible and able to re-prioritize tasks based on changing business need.
-    Pro-active mindset.


For more information about this role you can contact Corporate Recruiter Glenn Duggert via

Please upload your application, resume ánd motivation-letter, online, not via email.

Important notice: 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 dependent of local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.


SABIC is a global diversified chemicals company, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products:  chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals.
SABIC supports its customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end-use applications such as construction, medical devices, packaging, agri-nutrients, electrical and electronics, transportation and clean energy. 

The company has more than 31,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, SABIC has 10,090 patents and pending applications, and has significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South Asia and North Asia. 


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.