SABIC Color Technology Technician in Mt. Vernon, Indiana

Position Title Color Technology Technician

Auto Req ID 8871BR

Relocation Assistance No

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Research & Development

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

  • Perform extrusion, molding and associated color formulation development activities that will support new product introduction, color technology developments, manufacturing support, and customer issue resolution.

  • Train with a senior color technician to learn and eventually become proficient in formulating color packages in various engineering thermoplastic resins. Use Color formulation software and visual evaluation techniques in order to properly adjust formulations to match colors.

  • Perform basic troubleshooting, maintenance and calibrations on assigned instruments in the color laboratory. Will require understanding of critical quality parameters, ability to investigate and resolve customer related quality issues.

  • Use laboratory information management system (LIMS) to obtain work instructions and enter test results. Use of manufacturing data systems (i.e. SAP, LABSOFT) to obtain formulations and other colorant related information.

  • Enter requests and submit material/samples. Compile and present reports from testing data.

  • Review and understand ASTM and ISO standards as they apply to testing performed in the laboratory.

  • Assist in the management and continuous improvement of quality processes and compliance to industry standards. This will include, but is not limited to, updating standard operating procedures related to assigned tasks and coordinating SPC, round robin, and proficiency testing.

  • Assist in the identification and implementation of projects to improve lab efficiency and/or install new equipment. Work closely with vendors to develop scope and drive projects for new equipment installations.

  • Initiate discussions with product developers and other requesters when further clarification is needed before extruding/molding/testing or to fully communicate results.

  • Fully participate in lab safety and housekeeping duties.

Requirements Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor's level degree in a STEM field

  • Ability to pass color matching test - visual acuity (Munsell 100 Hue Test)

  • 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

Desired Skill Knowledge of color and plastics compounding.

Excellent computer skills (Proficiency with MS Word/Excel, etc.)

Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal and external interface.

Attention to detail and organized approach to work.

Ability to work independently as well as demonstrated teamwork skills.

Country United States of America

City Mt. Vernon

State/Province Indiana (IN)


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.