Dow Chemical Production Engineer - Ethyl Acrylate in Deer Park, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has an opening for an Acrylates Production Engineer located at the Deer Park, TX Site. This exciting opportunity exists for an engineer to join our Acrylates Production Team and make a significant impact to the Monomers Business. We are a world scale manufacturing facility with a passion to debottleneck our assets and improve our overall unit cost enabling growth and profitability for our consumers.

The Production Engineering role acts as a technical resource for Acrylates Operations personnel, applying technical skills within Manage Production, to optimize plant operations, resolves plant problems and enables safe and efficient production of low cost, quality products.

This role is to provide a technical resource to assist work teams on daily operations and process performance so as to run a low cost, on specification, reliable, optimized operation, thereby maximizing value to the business in a safe environmentally responsible manner.

Acrylates Manufacturing makes a variety of products that are used in the production of various products in coatings applications as well the production of super absorbent polymers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understands and applies, Deference to Expertise, Sensitivity to Operations, Reluctance to Simplify, Preoccupation with Failure and Resilience to promote the development of a Highly Reliable Organization

  • Understands all applicable process technology, equipment and control technology. Works with Technical Advising and plant personnel to optimize operations to meet Business and plant goals. (EH&S, Production, cost, quality, energy, reliability).

  • Diagnoses and documents the root causes of asset utilization (AU) losses in the globally supported AU tool

  • Participates when required in advanced trouble shooting and coaches others to learn these skills. Ensures findings are documented in Plant OD for future usage.

  • Provide leadership and direction in the day to day decision making for the operating area of responsibility.

  • As required participates on and leads teams in his/her area of accountability

  • Networks with other engineers on site and within the business to leverage knowledge on plant operations Example: Maximize Production, Improvement, Site Optimization, etc.

  • Ensures MET is understood and utilized.

  • Ensures Operating Discipline / ODMS requirements are met and include appropriate MET (Most Effective Technology).

  • Coaches employees on effective implementation and utilization of MET.

  • Implements best practices in order to optimize operations.

  • Understands and applies skills and knowledge in Statistical Process Control (SPC) technology to projects

  • Provides Six Sigma Methodology and technical support to projects

  • Works with Plant Process Control Coordination Role to ensure process control is optimized in the facility.

  • Supports plant roles in procedure usage, creation, reviews, updates and approvals when assigned.

  • As required communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel, Technology or Expertise centers.

  • Performs appropriate Manage Production roles as determined by Plant, Site, Business. Example: Technical Advising, Production Coordinating, Operate Plant Work Process Leader, ODMS Element Focal Point, Production Data Analyzing, Manufacturing Representative, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in the Engineering Industry is required.

  • 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:

  • Prefer 5 or more years experience in a Manufacturing environment.

  • Previous experience in Process Control is preferred.

  • Previous experience in leading EH&S initiative is also desired but not required.

  • Six Sigma Certification preferred.

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering is required.

  • Chemical Engineering is preferred but will consider other engineering disciplines.

NOTE: This position does offer relocation benefits.

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.

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

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.

Title:

Production Engineer - Ethyl Acrylate

Location:

Texas-Deer Park

Requisition ID:

1705022