National Engineers Week: Meet Kyle Sweet

National Engineers Week: Meet Kyle Sweet

February 20-26th is National Engineers Week. This week is dedicated to the notable and influential work engineers do every day. We hope to inspire you to learn about their contributions and hope others choose a career in engineering and technology. We want to introduce you to the significant contributions our Albemarle Employees are making every single day.

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National Engineers Week: Meet Kyle Sweet

Engineer Spotlight: Kyle Sweet

Kyle Sweet is a Capital Planning Manager for Albemarle's Capital Projects located in Charlotte, N.C. He was born and raised in northern Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. His current job focuses on planning capital spend forecast from a '1-year ahead' view (our Annual Operating Plan) and a '5-years ahead' view (our Long-Range Planning). The goal is to ensure the project work that we plan and execute day-to-day and year-over-year aligns with the company's long-range goals and objectives.

His hobbies include spending a lot of time out in nature. He loves biking, kayaking, and sailing.

His co-workers describe him as  very focused person who consistently delivers high-quality work. He is always willing to jump into a team to develop creative solutions.

How did you end up at Albemarle?

Kyle Sweet: I first heard of Albemarle from a co-worker at Michigan State University. It was meant to be because a month after having that conversation, I saw Albemarle's name again walking the University's job fair. I struck up a conversation with the recruiter, and from there, I landed an internship at our Magnolia, Arkansas plant. Eventually, a full-time opportunity with our Pasadena Capital Projects team.

Tell us about a project you are proud to be a part of:

Kyle Sweet: I am probably most proud of my work on two of our mega-projects: The Xinyu expansion in Jiangxi, China, and the Kemerton 1 and 2 LiOH plant in Western Australia. In addition to the professional satisfaction, these projects allowed me to fulfill my passion for travel and to face new experiences every day.

Albemarle brings so many new opportunities to the STEM community and has quickly become an industry leader. I’m proud of the experience I’ve gained while at Albemarle.

National Engineers Week: Meet Kyle Sweet