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Senior Production Engineer

Company: Dow Chemical Company
Location: Seadrift
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Our purpose

Join a team that's passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.

We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.

* Employing 36,500 individuals
* Across 109 manufacturing sites
* In over 31 countries

Our portfolio of products and solutions include:

* Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.
* Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives and lubricants, and more.
* Coatings: Whether it's a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.
* Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.

Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom).

Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Production Engineer at our Bay City, Angleton, or Seadrift, TX sites.

We make diversity and inclusion a priority-because sharing our perspectives and building on each other's ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?

About you

Dow Production Engineers serve as a vital resource for Operations by applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems, and enable safe and efficient production of low cost, quality productions.

Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

* Serve as project manufacturing representative on small Department of Transportation (DOT) projects.
* Provide technical support to the area technicians on operational and maintenance issues
* Responsible for process safety items specific to storage wells
* Monitor, troubleshoot, and correct issues pertaining to well rate of change
* Ensure compliance with storage well MET
* Work with regulatory group to ensure compliance with storage well regulatory requirements (i.e., reporting, notifications, procedures, etc.)
* Participate in Process Safety initiatives like LOPA Revalidation, LPP Gap Assessment, SIS Assessment etc.
* Develop scope for major maintenance projects & provide engineering support for the successful shut-down, construction, and start-up activities
* Work with commercial group to identify and execute opportunities. Determine asset capability for gas scheduling/planning purposes
* Coordinate outages to make necessary pipeline adjustments
* Participate in audits for Department of Transportation/Railroad Commission, Environment Health & Safety, LA Department of Natural Resources and the Technology Center.
* Ensure compliance with DOT and other regulations like PHMSA
* Investigate reliability issues for pipeline components/systems
* Elevate and appropriately apply knowledge of pipeline and technology. Study historical data convene with Tech Center or other SMEs to foster technical knowledge and effective troubleshooting.
* Ensure MET is understood and utilized, and that process automation is used as a tool to optimize plant performance.
* Utilize defined Most Effective Technology and challenge/escalate MET application and assumptions when better solutions arise.
* Partner with the experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve operating discipline. Diagnose and document root causes of unplanned events in responsibility.
* Understand why specific procedure steps and precautions are needed and keep a strong field presence to reinforce the importance.
* Reports all events that could have a negative effect on the product quality.
* Track unplanned events (UPEs) and keep department's tracker up to date.
* Respond urgently to GCPL issues and emergencies. Act as a technical expert during unplanned events and drive implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions.

Demonstrate and validate expertise through a certification and on-boarding process that includes:

* Fundamental principles (mass balance, energy balance, pressure, temperature), technology, and process safety knowledge.
* Time on shift and in the field with the operations team.
* Gulf Coast Pipeline knowledge (including various pipelines, stations, equipment, process control technology).
* EHS - Life Critical Standards and key environmental information for their unit.

Required qualifications

* A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

* A minimum of 5 years of engineering, manufacturing, or related experience

* Must have a current, valid, United States driver license.

* A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Your preferred qualifications include

* Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree
* Strong technical leadership, innovation mindset, ability to work across geographies, and strong interpersonal skills are critical to success in this role.
* Ability to transmit knowledge to a diverse organization, initiative, and leadership critical to success
* Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at one time.

Additional notes

* No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process
* We do not offer relocation assistance for Dow jobs like this position.

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Dow Offers:

* A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
* On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
* Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
* The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
* Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

Keywords: Dow Chemical Company, Corpus Christi , Senior Production Engineer, Professions , Seadrift, Texas

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