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Polymers Application Development & Technical Service Engineer (10+ yrs. experience)


Cincinnati, OH, US, 45249

Req ID:  79074
Facility:  Cincinnati Technology R&D-Lyo
Department:  LIP-LKO Polymers Technical Support
Division:  Global Olefins & Polyolefins


Basic Function

The Application Development and Technical Service (AD&TS) Engineer provides polyethylene and polypropylene technical support to our strategic customers.   Our AD&TS engineers also create customer and market opportunities for LyondellBasell through applications development and technical service activities in targeted market segments, with a focus on polymer conversion technologies.  They will also be expected to lead product and application development programs in support of market segment strategies.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provides targeted technical support to external customers, as well as internal customers such as Business, Sales 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 and Manufacturing
  • Supports profitable product line growth through customer qualifications of new, improved or existing products.
  • 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.
  • Known as the Subject Matter Expert for their specific area.
  • Trains internal and external customers, end users, specifiers and design engineers.
  • Participates in circular design activities and initiatives.

Primary Internal and External Touchpoints

  • Customer: Technical Management and Engineers, Manufacturing Management and Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Regulatory Compliance Officers, Senior Business Management, and Line Operators
  • Internal: Marketing Managers, Account Representatives, Product Development and R&D Researchers, Manufacturing and Production Engineers, Product Safety Consultants, Specifications Management Consultants, Operations Planners, Supply Chain Representatives, and direct counterparts in the EU, AfMEIT and Asia-Pacific
  • Industry Associations and Regulatory Bodies: Legislators, Standards Groups and other Industry experts
  • Vendors and suppliers to the film and extrusion coating industries


  • University/College Degree in Chemical, Polymer, Materials, Mechanical, or related Engineering discipline with a polymer focus.
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the Polymers Industry, blown or cast film experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience establishing excellent customer relationships.
  • Requires an advanced level of technical competency and effective communication skills, both written and oral. 
  • Must also be customer focused, results oriented, a problem solver, collaborative, have advanced project management and leadership skills.  
  • The position requires 20 – 30% travel within the US, Mexico and Canada.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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