Dow Chemical Improvement Engineer in Seadrift, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company currently has an opening for an Improvement Engineer at its Seadrift, TX Location. The Improvement Engineer will apply technical and organizational skills to initiate and assist in the development of projects, optimize plant operations, and troubleshoot plant problems. This role works in local production plants and technologies, yet is part of a global technology organization.

Key job responsibilities include:

  • Identify, develop, and thoroughly evaluate potential value creating opportunities.

  • Provide leadership from an operations and manufacturing perspective on implementation of capital projects.

  • Assist the Operations team by sharing assignments during periods of high workload, such as shutdowns or severe unplanned events.

  • Ensure project compliance with the appropriate Dow work processes.

  • Use Six Sigma methodologies to develop and improve plant technology and management systems.

  • Actively participate and facilitate various teams within the Manufacturing and the Technology organizations.

Key attributes for Improvement Engineer candidates:

  • Initiative: Identifies/prioritizes improvement opportunities, develops solutions for effective implementation, secures resources, and delivers these improvements in a timely fashion. Candidate will operate in an empowered and de-layered organization with a high degree of personal accountability and minimal supervision.

  • Teamwork: Demonstrates leadership skills and actively participates in team meetings. Works well with a variety of key stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of projects.

  • Technical capabilities: Demonstrates strong engineering skills to appropriately identify and validate opportunities based on data analysis and interpretation.

  • Value creation: Thoroughly assesses the possible improvement opportunities and identification of the most effective solutions to significantly impact the business’ capital spending, operating costs and ability to maintain/improve our competitive position within the global petrochemical industry.

Required Qualifications:

  • Shift work and extended hours are to be expected during periods of high workload such as plant turnarounds is required.

  • Minimal travel will be required.

  • Strong interpersonal, technical, and leadership skills 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:

  • A minimum of 5 years or more experience in a chemical manufacturing facility is preferred.

  • Experience in applying Six Sigma methodology is preferred.

  • Experience leading projects is preferred.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree is required.

  • Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required

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:

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.


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