At the start of my day, I visually checked the location of railcars that came on site throughout the day and railcars that were loaded/emptied through the day. Prepared railcar shipping report to fax to CSX. I printed bills of lading to ship loaded railcars. Coordinated loading and shipping of bulk trucks. Maintained accurate inventory levels. Covered various jobs in my department since I was the area vacation relief person. I liked the variety of my job and learning all area jobs.
worldwide customer driven company, striving for top quality product
Production Operator (Former Employee) – Thorndale, PA – March 11, 2016
Changing over and cleaning production machines for custom plastics compounds. Striving for top quality material. Management was knowledgeable in helping with problems and co-workers where friendly and worked as a team. The hardest part of the job was overcoming raw material problems and machine breakdowns. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with great people.
Safety training, benefits and healthecare.
Dusty dirty work environment. Hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
Co-op Student (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, IN – March 9, 2016
The company did not shy away from giving young engineers relevant projects that are more than simple secretary work. It was a great environment for learning and growth with supportive management and colleagues.
Research & Development Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Exton, PA – December 11, 2015
My days were very rewarding and full energy. My coworkers were very upscale and always fun to be around. Our projects made the time at the R/D center go fast and to know that our work was going on to make things better for our customers and the world around us . My managers always were always part of the team in ever project we had.In finishing the hardest part of my day was when we had comlpeted our given assignments.
Administrator - Information Management (Former Employee) – Pittsfield, MA – July 13, 2015
A great place to work with good benefits, training opportunities, and job advancement. There is an affinity group for women and one for young professionals which makes it easy to interact with leadership.
Training and employee development
Not a supportive HR environment for non-exempt employees
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Ottawa, IL – May 27, 2015
I scan confidential paper documents and create a folder on the network for anyone in the company to view. Accuracy and precision is ever important in my detailed computer work. I have learned that some companies require a professional and polite atmosphere and will not tolerate anything less. My supervisors are kind, considerate and very willing to do whatever it takes to help me do my job more efficiently. My co-workers are pleasant and treat me like a family member and there is always someone there to open a door for you or greet you with a warm hello. The hardest part of this job is the walk from the parking lot. I truly do not have any complaints.
Reliability Engineer Co-Op (Former Employee) – Burkville, AL – September 23, 2014
Very much enjoyed working for Sabic IP. Paid really well and enjoyed all the people at the Burkville site. Learned project management skills and how to work well with others to succeed with a project.,
Chemical Operations Process Engineering Intern (Current Employee) – Selkirk, NY – July 27, 2014
Sabic Innocative Plastics does a phenomenal job at making each employee feel like they are part of a family. The Work/Life balance is one of the most positive aspects of the culture at Sabic. Team building events, sports, social gatherings, and more are organized and encouraged on a weekly basis.
In the plant, everyone is hard driven to complete projects in a high quality manner. And even higher priority than project deliverables is individual safety. Weekly safety meetings are conducted to reinforce the notion that there are dangers associated with working in a chemical plant.
Between the positive cultural attitude, strive for individual and plant safety, and expectation of high quality output, Sabic is a very successful and desirable company to be a part of.
many company paid events. good rotational program for entry level engineers
Productive workplace with good employee relationships
Process Engineer (Former Employee) – Burkville, AL – May 5, 2014
The typical day at SABIC involved early morning daily production meeting, maintenance scheduling review, and review of any issues that occurred that previous night during nigh shift. Depending on the day I would then have meetings set up for various projects I was working on either with SABIC employees or off site vendors, or I would work on trouble shooting my assignments and working with operations and maintenance teams to come of with the most effective solution. If I was graced with some free time I would walk around the plant inspecting systems I was not as familiar with to have a better understanding of them.
From my experience I learned about with a production/process engineer did day in and day out. I was able to work on projects ranging from a few thousand to multimillion dollar projects. I learned about process equipment including relief valves, pumps, reactors, heat exchangers, and various other pieces of equipment on site. I learned that the maintenance and operations teams are the people that run the plant and having a good relationship with them can make your job a lot easier.
Our management was very informative and worked with us on becoming better process engineers by looking at the big picture of projects and scopes of work, effectively working with others of multiple different personality types, and coming up with solutions that safely improve the facility.
Our co-workers came in a variety of different personality and class types. It was a great way to learn to work with a wide range of people and also learned that these people can make my job a lot easier.more... This was one of the most valuable experiences.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with maintenance scheduling that would put some of my projects behind schedule. This was a good way for me to learn to work with the scheduler to make sure all of my projects were not slipping under the rug and being installed in a timely manner.
My most enjoyable part was actually have big time responsibility and professionals depending on my knowledge of projects to get very expensive projects completed. I enjoyed the pressure and learned a great deal from it.less
Pros: Great place to work, flexible team, ability to work from home on occasion, Co-workers are considerate and pleasant, security building, SABIC is family oriented and makes for a great work-life, safety is a major priority of SABIC, exposure to a global environment.
Cons: SABIC is somewhat unknown in the U.S., compensation is average with comparable companies, (but the trade off is a great health plan), sometimes it seems like there are alot of position changes making it difficult to nail down processes and who to communicate with.