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AD/TS Engineer


Cincinnati, OH, US, 45249

Req ID:  84034
Facility:  Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo
Department:  Specialties
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

The Applications Development and Technical Service engineer provides technical support to strategic customers and creates customer and market opportunities for LyondellBasell through applications development and technical service activities in targeted market segments.

Also leads identified product and applications development programs as well as innovation projects in support of market segment strategies.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provides targeted technical support to strategic external customers, as well as internal customers such as Business, Sales, Marketing, and Manufacturing.
  • Understands customer and market needs, translates these into resin requirements/specifications, and works with cross functional groups to frame these into value added opportunities.
  • Investigates and resolves customer complaints regarding product performance or quality with a long term focus on manufacturing excellence.
  • Initiates and manages value added product and applications development projects in collaboration with other functions including Business, Product Development, Research and Development and Manufacturing.
  • Supports profitable product line growth through customer qualifications of new, improved or existing products for existing applications as well as new applications. 
  • Participates in and/or leads various activities related to LyondellBasell’s product stewardship protocol.
  • Provides support to manufacturing plants including process improvement initiatives and other activities aimed at operational excellence and continuous improvement in line with business needs.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations at meetings or conferences, and actively participate in technical organizations and professional associations related to the targeted markets and technologies.
  • Provide technical advice and training to internal (sales support, technicians, etc.) and especially external customers on product recommendations, processing, and application of new or existing products.
  • Assist creation and management of product datasheets, technical bulletins, and other technical product literature and support market development in creation of application and market literature.
  • Known as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for their specific area of responsibility.

Min. Qualifications

  • Position requires a University / College degree in engineering or the sciences, or equivalent years of relevant experience.
  • The position requires 20 to 50% travel within the US, Canada, Mexico and South America. 
  • Strong leadership, customer focus, results orientation, technological orientation, communication, problem solving, project management and decision making skills are essential for this position.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master Degree and PhD are a plus. Polymer extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, and compounding experience is desired, and in particular expertise in flat die sheet extrusion, calandering, and compounding is preferred. Relevant industry experience is preferred (5 years or more).


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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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