SABIC Testing Scientist or Engineer, TCL Selkirk EMT Labs LNP Compounds in Selkirk, New York

Position Title Testing Scientist or Engineer, TCL Selkirk EMT Labs LNP Compounds

Auto Req ID 8835BR

Relocation Assistance Yes

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Research & Development

Job Purpose & Responsibilities As the home of unique offerings within SABIC, the Specialties Strategic Business Unit is focused on challenging technology endeavors that positively impact the way the world travels, communicates, works and lives. This SBU provides unique offerings such as high heat resins, functional compounds and additives, specialty fluids, nanotechnology and thermoplastics composites to industries such as Additive Manufacturing, Consumer & Industrial, Electronics, Healthcare, Mass Transportation, Automotive and Water Management.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions:

This position is a critical part of our product development lab, involving physical properties testing for the development of new products. This position will require expertise in various physical testing techniques, equipment and instrumentation, sample preparation, and data analysis. The types of physical properties testing will include: mechanical (tensile, compression, shear), impact, thermal, rheological, electrical, wear and friction. At least a working knowledge on thermoplastics materials and their compounds with a variety of functional fillers and additives is preferable. Proficiency in data acquisition and computer interfacing, testing and instrument control software, automation, and data networking is strongly desired.

The position will primarily involve all aspects of hands-on in-the-lab materials testing, including standard and non-standard sample preparation and test execution; developing new physical testing methodologies; and executing capital expenditure projects to identify, specifying, purchase and install new test instrumentation. The job responsibilities will also include ownership to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment, instrumentation and computer interfaces. The individual may be required to perform minor preventative & mechanical maintenance activities on these equipment and instrumentation. This position will lead development of new test methodologies and converting them into written standard operating procedures (SOPs), translating them to the local lab technician staff and training the local lab technicians.

This position requires excellent communication and project management skills to execute and meet milestones. This position requires superior organizational skills; handling multiple tasks and different protocols, coordinating samples, compiling data after testing, accurate and timely record keeping to recommend directions for further laboratory effort. This position requires good understanding of polymer materials science & engineering, strong understanding of the physical fundamentals of specific materials tests, excellent computer skills, an ability to apply scientific methodologies, troubleshooting/problem solving capability, and accountability. The position also requires operating safely within policies, procedures and regulations, participation and leading of SABICs internal safety & health management systems (SHEMS), ISO audits and OSHA programs.

Working effectively with minimal supervision, the individual should be able to perform a variety of non-standard tasks, design and execute experiments, and execute test requests through SABIC systems. Independently maintain complete and accurate records of all work. The individual must work well within a team matrix, display interactions and follow up with co-workers. The individual must effectively schedule and perform accurate work, make competent experimental observations, simultaneously perform various tests, and conduct all work in safe and responsible manner. Ability to lift 50 lbs. on occasion will be required. This position may require work hours flexibility.

SABIC Internal T&I Employees at grades 10-11 will be considered for this job. If T&I employee is selected for the role he/she will maintain his/her current grade and will be assigned work commensurate with their current grade.

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.

Requirements Position Requirements:

BS/BA degree in polymers or materials science or engineering; chemical engineering; mechanical engineering; or related major. Alternatively, a High school diploma or GED equivalent and at least 5 years of relevant hands on applied industrial experience in a physical testing lab environment.

Expertise in physical testing methods and experience in ownership of equipment and instrumentation

Excellent math skills including algebra

Demonstrated excellent organization skills and record keeping

Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills

Work overtime as required

Proficient in use of personal computer and Microsoft business/technical and Excel basics software

Ability to lift 50 pounds occasionally

Willing to travel 10% time to other SABIC sites globally or to external vendors

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

Desired Skill Desired Qualities:

Proficiency in data acquisition, instrument control software, automation and data networking.

Working knowledge of thermoplastics and their compounded products.

Understanding, executing and implementing appropriate physical test methods

2-3 Years of additional applied industrial experience, beyond the position requirements is preferable.

Experience with design of experiments & statistical analysis

Flexibility to work on multiple projects and with different materials

Willing to travel 10 % time to other SABIC sites globally or to external vendors

Country United States of America

City Selkirk

State/Province New York (NY)


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.