Dow Chemical Process Control (Automation) Engineer in Plaquemine, Louisiana

The Dow Chemical Companyhas an exciting and challenging opportunity for aProcess Control (Automation) Engineerlocated inPlaquemine, Louisiana.

This role is responsible for applying their technical knowledge by providing automation solutions for the chemical process equipment involved. Along with providing solutions which add value through work process, unit operations, operating condition or process technology improvements. At this experience level the Process Automation Specialist acts as a technical resource within the project team for the successful implementation of automation modifications associated with small improvement projects, or portions of the process automation design within larger capital projects under the direction of the Lead Process Automation Engineer.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Applies Global Project Methodology (Global Project Methodology) and Process Automation Work Process Discipline.

  • Ensures that the project scope is well defined and meets the business needs in a cost effective manner.

  • Ensures that the process automation is safe, meets DOW LPP’s and other EH&S requirements.

  • Drives project execution within their discipline.

  • Provides input to project schedule and plans, then monitors progress against the plans.

  • Ensure discipline design deliverables for their discipline meet the needs of the project: functions as intended, on time and within budget.

  • Identifies technical problems and appropriately engages the business tech. center and SME network to resolve.

  • Programming of control applications for various distributed control systems. Writing simulation applications in order to verify functionality of the control program and for training plant operators.

  • Participate in project commissioning and startup activities, including tuning of control loops.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering is required.

  • At least 2 years of experience in Chemical, Petrochemical, Gas/Oil, or related industry in a relevant role is required.

  • Excellent communication skills, organizational and work coordination skills, and interpersonal skills are critical to role success.

  • Must exhibits professional behaviors and maintains high ethical standards.

  • 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:

  • Knowledge of programming and troubleshooting Distributed Control Systems (DCS) is preferred. (such as Honeywell, ABB, Fisher-Provox)

  • Working knowledge of typical plant process instrumentation is preferred.

  • Basic or advanced knowledge of safety instrumented systems (SIS) is preferred.

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:

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:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Process Control (Automation) Engineer



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