Lead Engineer/Scientist, Global Application & Specification




Lead Engineeer/Scientist, Global Application & Specification

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Formulation & Application AMR & EUR


Pittsfield, MA



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 here at SABIC, please visit: www.yoursabicbenefits.com 


Job Summary

Are you an engineer with 8 or more years of relevant technical experience and interest in plastic technology areas such as part development, design, and processing? If so, SABIC's Global Application Technology team wants you to join us as our Lead Plastics Engineer to help create an unique advantage for SABIC Specialties’ by solving current and future industry needs related to the application of our advanced materials. As a member of our team, you will apply a multidisciplinary technical approach to projects that will deliver tangible business impact to our customers in emerging fields such as sustainable polymers, self-driving vehicles, 3D molded interconnect, energy storage, aerospace, and 5G communications. To be successful in this role, you should have a scientific mindset that can be applied to real development activities, as well as strong presentation and written communication skills. You should also have the hands-on ability and a solid understanding of mechanical design fundamentals and part performance.


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Work in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Lead development projects from start to finish.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to define project deliverables and test protocols.
  • Translate complex technical data into useful knowledge to support decision making.
  • Document experimental results for internal technical reports, external publications, and presentations.
  • Apply scientific fundamentals to perform research, experimentation, analysis, and the 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’s degree (Master’s or PhD preferred) in Engineering or Materials Science
  • 8 or more years of relevant technical experience in areas such as R&D, manufacturing, or part design
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills
  • Must work well in a team atmosphere and have experience leading teams.
  • An interest in potentially managing direct reports preferred.
  • 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


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 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.