The Site Geleen encompasses 7 plants, including 2 Naphtha crackers, a Logistics unit, a Polypropylene and 2 Polyethylene units. The Naphtha crackers produce amongst others ethylene and propylene which are mainly used as feedstock for the successive poly-olefins plants. Our polyethylene product range includes all of the commodity thermoplastic polymers, linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), and high density polyethylene (HDPE). The polypropylene product range includes block copolymer and specialty automotive grades.

On the site we have operational units, which are based on the PMT-model (Plant Operation, Maintenance and Technical). Plant Operation is responsible for a safe and maximum production within the defined Safety Health & Environment / License to Operate goals. Maintenance is responsible for specification, scheduling and execution of the activities in the plant. The Technical department is responsible for the right suggestions and support to improve the production and maintenance processes, including process integrity, safety and legislation. The cross-functional Plant Improvement Team (which includes Plant Operation, Maintenance and Technical) identifies, selects and allocates resources to deliver a balanced portfolio of plant improvement opportunities that add the greatest value and focus on the most important activities. The purpose is to obtain strong functional teams to improve plant operation, reliability and sustainability.

Part of Technical is the Inspections Department. This Inspections Department provides specialist inspections services to all departments. The Inspections Department acts, in accordance with Dutch Legislation Pressure Equipment and Static Equipment, as an independent “Inspectieafdeling van Gebruiker” (IVG) and supports other departments to ensure technical integrity and technical risk management for the SABIC Plants Site Geleen.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

Inspector Level 3 will act in accordance with Dutch legislation Pressure Equipment and SABIC requirements, as a qualified and independent Inspector. He will inspect and examine Pressure Equipment, Piping, Storage tanks and other relevant Mechanical static equipment within different aspects of engineering, design and in service. Should have extensive knowledge of international design codes and national and international rules and regulations. Should be a certified Inspector Level 3, which means in accordance with legislation he is a certified SKO Inspector Level 3 or an International Welding Engineer (LPI/IWE). Based on this he will have a supervisory role towards Plant operations in relation to follow-up legislation and will have to act independent and corrective in relevant situations.

Therefore, competences such as persuasiveness and build high discipline are required as profile values.


Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Post B.Sc. training SKO I&K Level 3 or International Welding Engineer (Las Praktijk Ingenieur, IWE/LPI), including certification SKK Level 3 or IWE/LPI


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in inspections and examinations of Pressure Equipment and other Mechanical Static equipment as an Inspector Mechanical Engineer
  • Extensive knowledge of national and international design codes in relation with Pressure equipment, Storage tanks and relevant other Static Equipment.
  • Strong drive for continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Ability to speak both Dutch and English with high proficiency level

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

Further Information

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For more information contact: Ingrid Schellens, Recruiter, tel +31 646103085

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and e-assessment is being part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependent of local regulations.

Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.