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Lead Engineer/Scientist, Global Application & Specification




Lead Engineeer/Scientist, Global Application & Specification

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Formulation & Application AMR & EUR


Pittsfield, MA

Hiring Manager:

Peter Zuber

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Chemistry that Matters™

A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


It is all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. We are mindful about the importance of the team we are building and how our team members impact to our culture.   We believe that good ideas come from anywhere, being inclusive to diverse perspectives is stimulating, encourages innovation and is critical to our mission. Let us explore this together!


For an overview of our benefits, click here. 


Job Summary

SABIC’s Global Application Technology team is looking for a Lead Engineer/Scientist to create competitive advantage for SABIC by solving current and future industry needs related to the application of our advanced materials. As part of the team, you will focus development efforts in emerging spaces that require demanding engineering performance such as sustainable polymers, self-driving vehicles, 3D molded interconnects, energy storage, aerospace, and 5G communications. The Lead Engineer/Scientist role is responsible for developing materials knowledge to enable our customers to use SABIC Specialties’ materials in their products. The ideal candidate has a scientific mindset that can be applied to real development activities.


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Work in a safe and compliant manner
  • Lead research and development projects from start to finish. Work with internal and external stakeholders to define project deliverables and test protocols for development programs.
  • Translate complex technical data into effective knowledge supporting decision making. Document experimental results for internal technical reports, external publications as well as patent applications when appropriate.
  • Take a multidisciplinary approach to developing new and existing technologies to deliver tangible business impact. Apply scientific fundamentals including research, experimentation, analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Conduct processing studies with commercial and developmental resins. Optimize processing conditions using data acquisition software and end-product performance testing.


What Matters to SABIC

  • Minimum Bachelor degree (Master’s or PhD prefered) in Engineering or Materials Science
  • 8 or more years of relevant technical experience in plastic processing areas such as R&D, manufacturing, or part design
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills
  • Hands-on ability and solid understanding of mechanical design principles and part performance
  • Demonstrated problem solving capability with experimental design and statistical analysis experience. Experience with JMP, Minitab, or equivalent software preferred.
  • Must work well in a team atmosphere
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.


Eligibility Requirements

  • 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
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.



Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work (e.g. Monday – Friday)] during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


We are proud to be a diverse and an equal opportunity employer .We are fully committed to a culture of respect and inclusion.