Dow Chemical Electrical Reliability Engineer in Mt. Meigs, Alabama

The Dow Chemical Company has an opening for an Electrical Reliability Engineer in our Mt. Meigs, Alabama site for Dow Corning Silicones. The Electrical Reliability Engineer provides electrical engineering support to those plant issues that are impacting production over a short period of time. In this role the engineer provides technical expertise which may be equipment based or repair technique based which impacts the availability and maintainability of the facility. The engineer will also facilitate development of the business / facility maintenance strategy, and solves electrical reliability and availability losses through application of reliability technology and tools to enable the plant to meet its business plan and strategy and therefore the customer’s need.

  • Core Responsibilities: *

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in electrical equipment failures and repair techniques during root cause investigations

  • Provides technical expertise to plant personnel on troubleshooting electrical failures, repairs, and evaluating whether equipment is designed to meet its intended or existing service conditions.

  • Ensures repairs, repair techniques, equipment specific training, are documented and made available.

  • Provides maintainability input to capital and expense project activities.

  • Support the Predictive/Preventive Maintenance coordinator as required in reviewing spare parts list for existing equipment.

  • Develops maintenance operating discipline.

  • Participates in developing the maintenance budget to support the maintenance strategy.

  • Provide equipment reliability and performance data to the technical resource networks for input into equipment purchasing requirements, evaluation of equipment performance, vendor performance, and modifications to update Business Specific technical specifications.

  • Achieve asset performance (producing at rate) and reliability (equipment runs when needed without interruption) business objectives.

  • Participates in the Facilitation and implementation of the Global Root Cause Analysis process.

  • Asset utilization and cost data is analyzed to develop and prioritize a list of reliability opportunities.

  • Participates in Front End Loading activities on capital and expense projects as appropriate; Process Simplification, Value Engineering, Maintenance Strategy, Reliability Modeling, etc.

  • Uses reliability engineering principles and tools (Weibull, RCI and Failure/Modes/Effects Analysis) to increase asset performance and reliability.

  • Participates in plant health study and efforts to implement corrective action to maintain or improve plant health.

  • Applies long term cost of ownership and reliability engineering principles Develop and implement operating discipline that will improve reliability.

  • Assists the PPM coordinator in setting up the PPM program.

  • Sponsor and participate as a Process Change Request team member.

  • Participate in the formal recognition and accountability process that involves department personnel and contractors.

  • Assist, as required, on site incident investigations of accidents and near misses and in its timely resolutions.

  • Assist in resolving defects found during the monthly site inspections that meet or exceed OSHA requirements.

  • Assist in planning long shutdowns of critical process equipment.

  • Participate in the 5S approach, beyond housekeeping, in specific areas of the Maintenance, Furnace, Lab, and Microsilica departments.

  • Required Qualifications: *

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Able to perform task wearing required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as: respirators, protective clothing, face masks, goggles, boots, etc.

  • Complete multiple tasks and project assignments and see them through completion.

  • Work independently, with excellent time management and judgment in prioritization skills.

  • React rapidly to evolving issues and dynamic scheduling situations with utmost discretion.

  • Collaborate effectively in team, department, or other work group situations.

  • Perform activities in plant environment in safe manner.

  • Must be able to work at times in high heat environment.

  • 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: *

  • 3-5 years of industrial / plant experience is preferred

  • Experience with identifying and mitigating reliability issues

  • Experience with power distribution

  • Six Sigma training

  • Root Cause training


  • 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 clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. 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:

Electrical Reliability Engineer

Location:

Alabama-Mt. Meigs

Requisition ID:

1704496