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Research Technician (AP/LD)

Bij SABIC in Sittard

Omschrijving organisatie

SABIC is seeking a high energy, goal-focused individual who can support the research activities in our composites center in Geleen.

The Advanced Composites team is a global team targeting the development of thermoplastic composite solutions for SABIC, by introducing innovative and value added downstream products such as material forms for the market. It does so in close co-operation with the Composites Business Development team. The team is part of SABIC’s Specialties BU and continues to expand and grow with its main office in Geleen, The Netherlands, and additional personnel at various locations in Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

People Who Can
We’ve 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, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.
SABIC, headquartered in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Petrochemicals, Specialties, Agri-Nutrients, and Metals. We supply these materials to other companies, who use them to make products on which the world has come to depend. At SABIC, we believe in using chemistry to power the ambitions of our customers, business partners, employees and societies we live in. We call this “CHEMISTRY THAT MATTERS™”.

In Europe, SABIC employs over 5,000 professionals and is running 6 world-scale production sites and 4 technology & innovation centers. We are present in almost every European country. Major locations within our broad network of innovation, production and marketing are: Teesside (UK), Cartagena (Spain), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Geleen (Netherlands) Bergen op Zoom (The Netherlands) and Genk (Belgium). Based upon this strong fundament, we are a key producer of olefins, polyolefins, engineering thermoplastics resins, films and sheets. Discover more at www.sabic.com/careers

Functieomschrijving (inclusief taken en verantwoordelijkheden)

  • Support research activities on thermoplastic composites development
  • Set-up and execute composites test methods, in particular mechanical testing
  • Production of prepregs and laminates and execution of DoE’s
  • Give feedback on critical steps in the process, and provide ideas for improvement to the development team
  • Take part in technical meetings and safety initiatives
  • Drive safe working practices
  • Provide samples for customers
  • Documentation of procedures and test protocols and keeping them up-to-date

Profiel van geschikte kandidaat

We are looking for a candidate with hands-on experience with thermoplastic composites a self-motivated team player, able to work with an enthusiastic team in a flexible environment.

Key requirements include:

  • Practical education (MBO level) in Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Science or other relevant field.
  • >5 years experience in a research environment.
  • Expanded knowledge of composites.
  • Good understanding of running processing equipment for production of composites pre-pregs and laminates
  • Creative hands-on mentality and strong focus on results.
  • Team player with good communication skills.
  • Strict adherence to company safety (EHS) policies and procedures.

Overige opmerkingen

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is be 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 depending on local regulations.

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

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