Dow Chemical Process Development Engineer in Collegeville, Pennsylvania

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Process Development Engineer in our Collegeville, PA location. An engineer in the Process Development Group is responsible for the process development and scale up of new solution polymers processes for coatings additives applications. This includes becoming a liaison between research, pilot plants, and production facilities. A strong understanding of chemistry and chemical engineering is required. Prior experience with polymer synthesis or manufacturing is a plus. The Process Development Engineer is Environment, Health, and Safety focused, innovative, and shows growth potential for technical or people leadership positions (dependent upon demonstrated skills and career interest).

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead introduction of new products from laboratory scale to manufacturing.

  • Interface with Research and Development, Technical and Sales Service, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Manufacturing to successfully transfer new products to plant scale.

  • Design, perform experiments, and analyze data at laboratory scale and pilot scale to assist with new product scale up and troubleshoot manufacturing issues.

  • Utilize fundamentals of heat transfer, mixing, and mass transfer to solve complex problems.

  • Understand current manufacturing capabilities and modify process as appropriate. Understand chemistry, process equipment, unit operations, and apply fundamentals to successfully commercialize new products.

  • Write detailed operating procedures and provide to manufacturing facilities.

  • Act as a technical resource, providing process and product related technical support to manufacturing sites.

  • Use Six Sigma tools to ensure product consistently meets target specifications and performance criteria at pilot and production scale.

  • Manage and prioritize several projects at various stages of new product introduction.

  • Responsible for introduction of new raw materials to manufacturing sites; select most effective raw material supplier and participates in safety reviews.

  • Organize data and write technical reports and presentations.

Critical Success Factors

  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities.

  • High bias for action.

  • Ability to interact with cross functional and cross regional teams.

  • Work successfully in a fast paced environment.

  • Required Qualifications: *

  • Bachelor of Science or higher in an engineering discipline.

  • Strong technical, organizational, and troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • 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.

  • Preferred Qualifications: *

  • Chemical Engineering degree preferred.

  • Pilot plant or scale up experience highly desired.

  • Manufacturing experience desired.

  • Polymer synthesis experience desired.

  • Six Sigma experience a plus.

NOTE: Domestic relocation assistance is supported for this opportunity.

  • About Dow *

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com .

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity 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 http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us , you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • 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

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Title:

Process Development Engineer

Location:

Pennsylvania-Collegeville

Requisition ID:

1704772