SABIC Automotive Application Engineering Specialist in Wixom, Michigan

Position Title Automotive Application Engineering Specialist

Auto Req ID 8700BR

Relocation Assistance Yes

Region/Pole Americas

Functional Work Area Research & Development

Job Purpose & Responsibilities The Predictive Engineering & Structures Department is part of the Global Technology Automotive organization within SABIC Petrochemicals. This Department aims to increase the value proposition of SABIC resins by providing differentiated engineering solutions to automotive customers, to increase profitability and reduce time-to-market. Continuous improvement to keep a competitive edge is therefore key. Successful development of innovative solutions is achieved through the combination of product knowledge, part design and part manufacturing know-how. Strong collaborations exist with other Technology Departments, Market Development & Technical Service colleagues and customers. The Predictive Engineering & Structures Department is a global team located in the Netherlands, USA, China and India.

Currently, a vacancy exists for an Automotive Application Engineering Specialist.


Lead and drive predictive engineering programs for internal/external customers in partnership with cross-functional stakeholders (Market Development & Technical Service, Sales, Technology, Marketing and Product Management teams, customers and external parties) to support automotive growth to achieve SABIC 2025 vision.

Responsible to translate customer requirements, specifications and expectations into a clear application engineering/CAE plan.

Responsible to perform feasibility studies based on technical specifications, resulting into design concepts using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software.

Proactively communicate with project team members and business stakeholders on progress. Report results and present them to stakeholders and customers.

Provide technical expertise in design, stiffness, strength, crash, vibrations, weight optimization, material characterization and processability to maintain a competitive advantage.

Engage with external parties (contractors, institutes, universities) to efficiently develop differentiated services to customers in scope of continuous improvement.

Interface with Intellectual Property team to ensure Intellectual Property coverage.

Together with the Market Development & Technical Service and Marketing teams, follow application trends and customer needs. Propose pipeline programs to address these needs.

Ensure activities are compliant with safety, regulatory and intellectual property requirements.



B.Sc., M.Sc. in Mechanical, Aerospace or Polymer Engineering

3 years of experience in predictive engineering tools (Optistruct, LS-Dyna, Abaqus, Moldflow, Moldex 3D, Digimat) in automotive industry, preferably in plastics applications

Knowledge of the injection molding process and composites is a plus

Experience in customer and external interactions/presentations

Strong analytical skills, pragmatic, able to work in global cross-functional teams

Flexibility to travel, mainly within USA (10 to 20%)


For more information about this role you can contact

Mrs. Claire Martin (Hiring manager) tel.+31 46 722 3150

Please apply with a motivation letter and CV via the SABIC career website: .

Keywords: CAE, FEA, simulation, crash, R&D, plastics, automotive, application engineering, design, composites.

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 authorization to work in the United States

Country United States of America

City Wixom

State/Province Michigan (MI)


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.