Dow Chemical System Performance and Reliability Modeler in Midland, Michigan

The Dow Chemical Company has an opening for a System Performance and Reliability Modeler to be located at one of our major US Dow Manufacturing Locations. The preferred Location is Freeport, TX, but will consider the following locations; Plaquemine, LA or Midland, MI. US Gulf Coast is the preferred location, but will also consider major Dow locations in Europe as well. This role provides technical expertise in Envelope/Reliability/Risk Modeling, Data Mining and Analysis, and Discrete Event Modeling Principles to Engineering and Project Leaders, Business Manufacturing and Maintenance/Reliability Leaders, other Reliability Modelers, Reliability Engineers, Integration Engineers, and Project Engineers within the company.

The intent of this role is to maximize return on business investment through advanced application of Monte Carlo simulation, in particular, for purposes of:

  • Evaluating capability of existing assets to deliver product at needed rates

  • Identifying bottlenecks in existing process equipment

  • Establishing design rates for new assets to deliver specified production rate

  • Evaluating probable root causes for unplanned events

  • Optimizing inventory and intermediate storage

  • Evaluating batch process performance

  • Identifying batch cycle time reductions

  • Evaluating trade-offs between capital replacement and potential down-time

Key aspects to the role:

  • Use of Titan (or alternate tools) to model existing or planned assets.

  • Project execution – collaborating with asset owners to develop and execute modeling strategy for simple to complex plants, and to develop and deliver against a project schedule

The incumbent will be functionally aligned with the Process Development, Modeling and Optimization Expertise Area in Process Engineering, and, as such, should have a strong background in the application of process modeling technology. Process modeling technology is broadly applied in process technology development and commercialization, technology transfer, process design and engineering, capital project execution, assets utilization, and optimization. This role offers leadership developmental opportunities for other areas of process engineering, reliability, site integration, etc.

The incumbent will be responsible for maintenance, development, and effective delivery of global modeling Most Effective Technology (MET), leveraging it to insure best practices and methodologies are applied to meet Client’s needs.

Note: This position does not offer relocation benefits.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a Process Engineering, Reliability Engineering or related role is required, but prefer 10 years or more.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical for success in this role.

  • Experience with process simulation 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:

  • Intermediate (Visual Basic) programming skills are preferred.

  • Experience with reliability modeling software that incorporates Monte Carlo simulation tools is strongly preferred.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering is required.

  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering are preferred.

NOTE: This position does not 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.

This Role can be filled at any of the following US Dow Manufacturing Sites: Freeport, TX, Plaquemine, LA, Midland, MI and major Dow Sites in Europe.


System Performance and Reliability Modeler



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North America-USA-Michigan-Midland, North America-USA-Louisiana-Plaquemine, Europe