The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Run Plant Engineer in the Dow Coating Materials (DCM) business located in the Lone Star Plant.
Dow Coating Materials is the most innovative coatings raw material supplier in the world. We drive fundamental shifts in the coatings industry, moving the market as the expert’s expert in coatings solutions. Through our mission of collaboration, inspiration, innovation and growth, we provide material products, science, technology, and manufacturing solutions to the architectural and industrial coatings industry worldwide. Dow Coating Materials operates 43 manufacturing plants worldwide and 13 dedicated R&D facilities across all major geographic markets where Dow does business. For more information please visit
The Run Plant Engineer is a technical resource for Operations personnel, applying technical skills within the Manage Production work process, to optimize plant operations, resolves plant problems and enables safe production of low cost, high quality emulsion polymers. The engineer works as a member of the site operating team ensuring excellence in site safety, operations and maintenance. The role provides a technical resource to assist all work teams on daily operations, process performance improvement and new product scale-up.
Active support and participation in Site environmental, health and safety initiatives to drive EH&S excellence. Participates in and / or leads Management of Change Reviews.
Understands all applicable Coatings process technology, equipment and control technology. Works with Technical Advising and plant personnel to optimize operations, meet Coatings Business and Lone Star site goals for safety, quality and cost.
Lead optimization activities and ongoing process improvement initiatives, including projects for EHS compliance, reliability, capacity, process consistency, quality and cost reduction.
Participates in advanced trouble shooting and coaches others to learn these skills. Utilizes Root Cause Analysis techniques to identify and drive improvements to prevent recurrent issues.
Implements best practices in operations in order to optimize operations. Ensures Most Effective Technology (MET), and specific Operating Discipline requirements are in place.
Performs appropriate Manage Production roles as determined by Plant / Business.
Understands and applies skills and knowledge in Statistical Process Control (SPC) technology, to maximize plant asset utilization and produce low cost, quality products.
Initiates changes to Plant Operating procedures to ensure they are valid and up to date. Works with Production Technicians in this respect
Networks with other engineers on site and within the Coatings business to leverage knowledge on plant operations
As required communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel, Technology or Expertise centers.
As required participates on and leads teams in his/her area of accountability
Support operator training and certification as required.
Education and Experience:
B.S. Chemical Engineering preferred
2+ years plant production / process experience
Ability to work effectively on multiple projects
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong technical and communication skills
Results oriented and driven
Good problem solving skills
Good Organizational skills
At Dow, we are harnessing the power of science and technology to improve the lives of people around the world. We are accomplishing this by empowering our people - the Human Element - to lead change. To recognize their outstanding efforts and contributions, we offer a total rewards package which is considered top tier in our industry.
The Dow Chemical Company Offers:
Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance and shares company, business or functional success
Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
On-going learning opportunities in a rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
The chance to work on global teams with colleagues around the world and in different locations
The Dow Chemical Company - 18 months ago
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