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Internship - HDPE Operations - Environmental impact control

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Internship - HDPE Operations – Environmental impact control, review of current situation and setup of recommendations

This internship is with the HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Operations department. This department is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the HDPE plants. You will be working with the members of the Operations Support team who do the day-to-day troubleshooting of the plant, as well as asset utilization analysis and project implementation.
The department aims to deliver the best value to SABICs customers, in a safe and responsible way. 

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Your assignment is in line this mission, specifically focusing on the environmental impact of the HDPE plant. Your assignment is to review the monitoring system of the plants environmental impact, and set recommendations for improvement.
You will be working with the Operations Support team, the QESH department and the Technical department to gain understanding of the plant setup and potential environmental impact, and to review the current control measures.
The starting date of the assignment is to be discussed with the assignment leader. The preferred assignment duration is 6 months. This assignment is suitable as year end project, but can also be taken as general learning internship. The final deliverables of your project are a presentation to the HDPE Management and a concise written report.


Because of the nature of the assignment, it is required you can speak Dutch fluently. Expected education level is HBO/WO (in progress or finished), or similar. Education type is preferably Chemical Engineering / Environmental Engineering / Mechanical Engineering or similar.
The main competencies you are expected to show are being able to work with colleagues from various departments and with various backgrounds, as well as taking responsibility for your project by yourself.

Further Information

For more information about this role you can contact:please contact the supervisor for this internship, Olaf Vorselen (Operations Process Engineer) 046-7223514.

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