Our Borealis Community

For more than 25 years, Borealis has been a leading provider of polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilizers. This would not be possible without our people. At Borealis, it is our strong conviction that our people make it happen. In line with our mission to Keep Discovering, our innovative solutions are driving the transformation to a more circular economy. Borealis has developed from its early roots in Scandinavia to a truly global enterprise. Our operations and major growth projects span five continents. With more than 6,800 employees we strive to create added value to communities and society as a whole. We do it as one team.

We go beyond boundaries. Together.

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People make it happen – Meet Patrick!

At Borealis, it is our strong conviction that our people make it happen. We want you to meet them. Why are they with us? What gets them excited about their work and who are they as a person? Check out our People make it happen – Meet …! series. In each episode, we present one of our colleagues worldwide.

Without further ado, please meet Patrick Bradler, Engineer at Borealis in Linz.

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Discover what a day across our Borealis Community looks like!

Day in the life of Charlotta

Engineer - Finland

I am Charlotta Weber and I work as a Process Engineer at Borealis. We produce polyethylene and polypropylene plastics. The plastic materials are used for coating cables and making packaging materials. They are also used for various health sector products and the plastics we produce are also recyclable. At Borealis, our product developers develop new products, whereas our engineers focus on developing the plants so that these particular products can be manufactured. I love my colleagues and frequently get to cooperate with them. I would also like to mention that the development opportunities are excellent here. There are different kinds of duty-related development and training opportunities. We also need to continuously develop our processes in order to guarantee that the necessary products can be manufactured in a manner which is as environmentally friendly as possible. Borealis has plants all over the world, e.g. Austria, Germany, France, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Day in the life of Emmi

Process Operator - Finland

I am Emmi and I work at the Borealis PE2 plant. My working day in the field consists of different kinds of duties, such as changing and adjusting machine parts and compressors, tours in the field as well as collecting samples and analysing them here in the field laboratory. What I most like about my work is solving different kinds of problems. I like challenges and different projects and the fact that no single working day is the same. I have studied in Tampere and graduated as a process operator. This field of work has excellent career advancement and training opportunities, such as specialised vocational training and supervisory training. There is plenty of work for process operators in the field.

Day in the life of Anne-Sophie

Lab Technician - Belgium

I am Anne-Sophie and I work for Borealis in the lab. We produce polypropylene, a base material for various industries such as the food and cable industry. As a lab technician, I examine the quality of our processes on a day-to-day basis. We receive samples in our lab and analyse them according to the correct procedures using state-of-the art measuring equipment. We perform the various quality controls to ensure we deliver a top-notch product to our customers. Storing the various samples is our responsibility as a team. Our team is composed of shift workers as well as people working in day shift, enabling us to always offer an optimal service.

Day in the life of Geert

Engineer - Belgium

I am Geert and I work for Borealis as an engineer. As an engineer at Borealis, there are various types of work, all designed to support our production facilities. This ranges from developing long-term efficiency improvements to a day-to-day search of immediate solutions. What I enjoy in this role is the continuous challenge to improve our installations. In collaboration with the various teams, we look for those improvements that are safe and environmentally friendly, so Borealis remains best in class.

Day in the life of Sarina

Expat - Borouge, United Arab Emirates

I am Sarina Michiels, I am Belgian and I moved to the UAE together with my 3 children and my husband who is also working for Borouge. I am a section head in operations support for polypropylene. We like change in our lives, we were still very young so when the question came to join Borouge 2 years ago, we did not spend too much time thinking about it. There was a lot of support from Borealis HR, so after 4 weeks we were totally settled and happy to be here. The environment is very dynamic, never boring, which is very fun. A regular working day starts at 7am, and the first thing we do in the morning is check the status of the plants. After this, we have some fixed meetings like the morning meeting or the planning meeting. When the meetings are over in the morning, we go to our day-to-day job. Usually when we come home, we go to the gym and by the time we come back from the gym we have some quality time with our children, just the regular things you do in your home country. Borouge has over 3000 employees coming from over 40 different countries. So you get the learn to work together with all these different cultures.