Sasol North America Senior Specialist: Technical Services, Film in Houston, Texas

Sasol (USA) Corporation is expanding its existing Louisiana Chemical Operations with the development of a world-scale ethane cracker that will produce 1.5 million tons of ethylene and other downstream derivatives per year. The ethane cracker will enable Sasol to expand its differentiated ethylene derivatives business, while helping to strengthen U.S. manufacturing, boost exports and spur economic growth.

Due to our tremendous growth we have an opening for a Senior Specialist: Technical Services, Film. This position reports directly to the Manager – Technical Services and Quality, and is located in Houston, TX .

Sasol offers a comprehensive total rewards package with market-related compensation and benefits that are consistent across our sites in the USA. The total rewards package is competitive within our industry and is designed to attract and retain our most valuable assets - our employees. Come be a part of our Growing Team!!!

This person must be a team player and will be required to interact closely with sales, marketing, QA/QC, R&D, product development, product stewardship and plant manufacturing groups and personnel to address product related technical issues/concerns and work with the plant personnel to determine corrective actions. The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and will be expected to write detailed technical presentations/reports.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in polymer additives and product approvals necessary for film applications and have demonstrated expertise in the technical service environment. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience and expertise in polyethylene (PE) film extrusion. Experience with additives will also be considered a plus. Knowledge and application of polymer rheology fundamentals and principles will be a plus.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and implement strategy for Sasol’s PE film resin adoption in the North America and International markets

  • Lead the PE film qualification process on behalf of the Polymers Marketing and Sales team

  • Act as the technical adviser of the Polymers team and manage the technical interfaces with all stakeholders

  • Assist the Polymers team with all technical project related work

  • Review and investigate quality claims pertaining to product or contamination and lead process for resolution

  • Develop and maintain expertise regarding the global polymer convertor industry, product and application trends

  • Represent Sasol in a technical, ethical and professional manner at film trade shows, industry associations and exhibits

  • Assist in assessing, developing, implementing and managing the promotion of Polymers products and the Sasol name in the Americas

  • Develop, maintain and improve relationships with customers in the Americas

  • Work closely with and advise customers regarding new product lines and business developments on an ongoing basis

  • Develop optimal service and product packages for each customer in the Americas

  • Assist in maintaining and growing sales volumes and market share for Sasol’s Polymers products with existing and new customers in the Americas

  • Provide additive optimization support

  • Provide technical support for production plants

  • Assist in the commercialization of new resins at the plants

  • Assist with on-site support as needed for plant start-ups

  • Promote Safety and Operational Excellence

  • Provide weekly updates and monthly reports

Experience and/or Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree in Plastic Materials preferred

  • Minimum 10 years technical service experience with 6 or more years of experience in the chemical and/or polymers industry, experience in PE film applications preferred

Location: Houston, Texas, USA

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