Dow Chemical PC HW Technologist, M&E in Zeeland, Netherlands

The Dow Chemical Company has a job opening forProcess Automation Support & Sustain technician, based inTerneuzenand servicing the Benelux area.

This position acts as a technical resource to support Dow’s plants and business with the installation, service and maintenance of the Process Automation computer platforms (ABB Industrial IT and a non-commercial platform). The role is critical for the reliability of the production facilities. Besides supporting the installed base, a lot of new installations are also taking place as a result of Dow’s current migration activities from the old non-commercial computer platform to the new ABB platform

This person will work in a team, to support the production facilities of the Benelux around the clock. Not only does he/she work together with colleague-S&S technicians. There is also close cooperation with operations and with contractors that help with the project implementations and big scheduled maintenance activities. The incumbent understands the criticality of the processes and the safety procedures to work on the Process Automation Computers.

We are looking for candidates with strong technical skills, that can work independently and switch between short term support activities to longer term project implementation activities. The person needs to be flexible to work in an on-call schedule.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Perform predictive and preventative maintenance (PPM) and health checks on operating control system hardware. This work is performed to ensure the control system performs as reliably as possible

  • Provide corrective support in response to a control system error condition or failure. Support technicians provide the first point of escalation when faults occur and put plant operations at risk. Immediate action is often required to diagnose and resolve these problems. Effective, competent, around-the-clock corrective support will minimize the negative impact of such system failures on operations

  • Complete small project work. Process automation systems are undergoing constant change as control points are added, configurations are modified, and hardware or software is updated. Execution of this work requires detailed technical knowledge of the system in respect of the operating environment to ensure that improvements or enhancements are implemented with no negative impact on plant operations.

  • Redeploy hardware assets. When components fail, attempts are made to test and work with vendors to repair the associated hardware so it can be restocked and utilized as a spare. The ability to reuse parts is central to extending the life cycle of these systems.

  • Provide training and knowledge transfer. It is essential that case and other experiential data is captured and communicated across the support network in order to continuously build the skills of the Dow support organization. Consultations with plant operations and maintenance staff also greatly facilitate their efforts to work with and support the systems.

  • Reset and restart locked-up control systems. Communications and network errors indicate the need for systems to be rebooted to restore the operator interface. Failures here could lead to operators being unaware of potential safety or operational concerns.


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  • Broad knowledge and skills of process automation platforms with a minimum of 5 years experience is preferred, not required.

  • Experience with ABB Industrial IT distributed control systems is a plus, not required.

  • Fluent in English

Competencies critical to the job include:

INITIATIVE: takes independent action to provide support to the customers and make progress with assigned activities.

INNOVATION: Curious to evolve with the new emerging technologies. Creatively looking for solutions to minimize impact on production

INTERPERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS & TEAM WORK : The job is executes in a team with on-call schedules. Team work and good interpersonal skills are key to the success

VALUE CREATION: Work with a service mindset to minimize impact of computer problems to our customers

WORK PROCESS DISCIPLINE: Dow uses procedures to ensure excellence of the work executed. Use of those procedures to execute critical activities is essential. Initiative to help improve the existing procedures, and to create new, non-existing procedures, also is part of the job of the process automation support & sustain technician

TECHNICAL: The incumbent has strong interest to develop and build technical skills related to computer architectures, communication protocols, Microsoft overhead software

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


PC HW Technologist, M&E



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