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Lead Engineer, Mfg Eng

JOB TITLE: Lead Engineer, FF Mfg Eng AME



LOCATION: USA - Mt. Vernon, IN


SABIC is a global leader in diversified chemicals 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.


The company recorded a net profit of US$ 5.7 billion in 2018. Sales revenues for 2018 totaled US$ 45 billion while total assets stood at US$ 85 billion. Production in 2018 was 75.3 million metric tons. It has more than 33,000 employees worldwide and operates in around 50 countries.




SABIC Innovative Plastics is a world leader in providing engineering thermoplastic material solutions. In more than 60 countries worldwide, we help redefine the way OEMs design -- from concept to reality. Polycarbonate film and sheet extrusion is a growing technology for SABIC Innovative Plastics functional Forms Division. We provide high-performance sheet and film products used in thousands of applications worldwide. Functional Forms does business with many industries, including automotive, appliances, digital markets and targets many diverse applications that include flame retardant (electrical) and FDA.  Functional Forms seeks to improve its manufacturing capabilities to meet high customer demand and standards.




• Lead engineering process improvement for sheet extrusion.

• Lead investment projects for new or improved equipment.

• Utilize root cause and corrective action plans to resolve issues related to quality, yield and equipment reliability.

• Utilize design of experiment techniques to improve extruder and calendaring roll performance for distortion and stress.

• Lead process sustainability improvements for sheet extrusion.

• Update and/or develop detailed operating procedures.

• Utilize LEAN tools to reduce change over time and loss.

• Provide technical expertise and leadership in polycarbonate material manufacturing (resin drying and conveying, screw design, calendaring roll design for textured and polished process, extrusion process optimization, cutting, and winding).

 • Work closely with the product technology, commercial and customer teams to transition development of new products or technologies for process improvement to six sigma manufacturing capability.

 • Drive asset utilization and improve overall service performance by leading plant flexibility/capability improvements.



• BS Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering
• At least 10 years of manufacturing experience
• Demonstrated ability to meet program and/or operating plan metrics.
• Extremely strong team leadership and cross-functional communication skills.
• Excellent analytical skills.
• Ability to work with high a degree of reliability and self-reliance.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.



Experience with precision machining processes.

Experience with automated camera inspection systems



  • 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