Saudi Aramco
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Polyethylene Technology Specialist

Job Description and Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field with a master’s degree preferred. PhD is a plus.

  • You will have 15 years of experience in the petrochemicals industry with a significant portion in Polyethylene manufacturing, technical sales support and/or Polyethylene technology management. 
  • You will have strong knowledge of technical capabilities of major Polyethylene processes, including product quality and improvements.
  • You will be technically current with emerging PE technologies and able to champion the successful development of improved polymerization and processing techniques.  
  • You will have good communication skills and be comfortable working independently and effectively with cross-department teams and through vertical organizational levels. Candidates will be the Company’s core technical representative in the Polyethylene business. Ideally you will have previous leadership experience in Polypropylene manufacturing and technology management
  • You will demonstrate excellent presentation, interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to interface effectively with internal marketing, supply chain, engineering, R&D, and technical service groups. 
  • International experience is required with Middle East experience particularly preferred.
  • Part of your role will include business travel both domestically and internationally.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following: 

  • Leverage strong technical capabilities and broad knowledge of various gas-phase, slurry, solution, or metallocene Polyethylene technologies offered by various licensors (i.e Spherilene®, Slurry-Loop, Hostalen®, Lupotech®, UNIPOL®, SCLAIRTECH®, etc.).
  • Apply knowledge of differentiated HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE, ULDPE products, including bimodal or copolymer production. You will utilize your knowledge of PE catalysts and commoners, and you will act as lead technical consultant in comparing, ranking, and recommending the best technical fit process available from PE licensors to serve target market and product strategies. 
  • Provide expert consulting on global PE operations or major capital planning activities and liaise with business teams and technical service engineers as needed and support the Company’s existing and future Polyethylene technology lines and perform evaluations and assessments of operational facilities.
  • Provide technical support to the Company’s chemical operations, evaluate new project opportunities, and benchmark the Company’s Polyethylene capabilities and assets and consult on potential mergers and acquisition due diligence by advising on the condition, technical capabilities, and potential of existing assets
  • Act as independent technical advisor for R&D or Product Application work to ensure that leading edge development of PE innovations will support the creation and defense of sustainable market advantage and guide the long-range development of high potential engineers through navigated work experiences and knowledge sharing, so they emerge as future PE technology leaders.
  • Serve as a mentor to support the development of promising young engineers.