SABIC Application Scientist in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Position Title Application Scientist

Auto Req ID 8578BR

Relocation Assistance Yes

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Research & Development

Job Purpose & Responsibilities Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Global Application Technology (GApT, AT) supports the growth of SABIC Innovative Plastics by driving the application development process. AT develops and delivers design, polymer processing, secondary operations and part performance technology to support this growth. The Engineer/Scientist role as defined here will focus on the Automotive Industry and will support internal activities in the Polymer Processing Development Center (PPDC), and Wixom facility as well as external activities with Customers. The individual in this role is responsible for the development and translation of polymer processing technology required to support key programs. This role will support all sub segments within the Auto team including Structures, Trim and Glazing as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Lead application development work packages utilizing processing technologies required for new customer applications and competency development.

  2. Plans and executes innovative multi-disciplinary research projects within predefined deadlines

  3. Translate new processing and testing technologies to customers and global counterparts.

  4. Presents technical papers in regional or international conferences/meetings

  5. Leads, develops, coaches and mentors team members

  6. Owns a specific process or application within the Application Technology or T&I group

  7. Provide training and consulting to customers and the field technical team on new technologies.

  8. Work with SABIC project management system and provide documentation of conceptual and experimental work.

  9. Direct technician staff and provide input into performance feedback and coaching

  10. Initiate new ideas and utilize intellectual property process to capture value of technical development.

Interact with customers and collaborate with technical and commercial counterparts to ensure meeting key performance and cost attributes.

Requirements Bachelor, Masters or PhD degree in Engineering or Materials Science.

Solid understanding of plastics processing/test methods and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to successful application development.

Strong hands-on ability, preferably with polymer processing methods such as extrusion, compression molding, injection molding and/or thermoforming.

Demonstrated problem solving capability through the use of experimental design and statistical analysis.

Demonstrated Program management skills

Good business acumen and global strategic mindset

10 + years experience in above areas.

External Hires and Non T&I SABIC employees will be placed on the SABIC Technical Career Ladder depending on experience level, degree and proven technical knowledge; and will be assigned work commensurate with that grade.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online 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

Country United States of America

City Pittsfield

State/Province Massachusetts (MA)


Weve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, youre the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. Were committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. Weve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the worlds water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

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 persons 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.