Dow Chemical Production Engineer in Plaquemine, Louisiana

The Dow Chemical Company'sHydrocarbons production facility at Louisiana Operations has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a cold endProduction Engineerat LA3 Ethylene. This position is located inPlaquemine, Louisiana. LaO Hydrocarbons consists of a world-scale flexible-feed ethylene plant (LA3), an ethane/propane (EP) feed ethylene plant (LA2), a world-scale aromatics plant, and associated feedstock and product storage areas.

The person in this job plays an important role in the plant's ability to deliver maximum value to the company through EH&S excellence, high reliability and efficiency, and low cost to produce. The position offers a unique opportunity for an engineer to develop both technical and leadership skills. Also, the numerous positions within the complex require flexibility in movement to meet business demands and promote employee development.

  • Typical job duties and goals include: *

  • Works with Operate Plant Team to define operating capabilities and optimize production.

  • Shared responsibility to ensure compliance with all EH&S standards and requirements.

  • Monitor and define opportunities for plant Asset Capability improvements.

  • Manage your respective plant’s portion of the LAOHC maintenance budget ($80MM annually).

  • Help to improve plant and complex profitability ($1.3 billion annually) through yield, conversion energy, and asset capability improvements.

  • Serve as primary technical resource for respective plant area and participate in advanced troubleshooting.

  • Conduct root cause investigations, as required.

  • Review and update operating resources and procedures.

  • Identify synergies between the three LAOHC operating plants to maximize profitability and efficiency.

  • Support the TICA organization through the identification and implementation of improvement opportunities.

  • Work closely with maintenance personnel and the plant gatekeeper/activity coordinator to maintain equipment and improve reliability.

  • Work closely with technical contacts at downstream user plants to ensure customer needs are understood and met.

  • Participates in operator panel reviews.

  • Participates in site or business level teams as department representative.

Required Qualifications:

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

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Project Leader preferred, or expected to be achieved in role.

  • Work during off-hours and weekends are sometimes required during plant turnarounds or upsets.

  • Participate in plant on-call duties once fully trained.

  • Strong technical and interpersonal skills along with a high level of initiative are required to be successful in this role.

  • 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:

  • Previous experience in a chemical production facility 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

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