Run Plant Engineer at Dow

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Job Description:

Dow has an opportunity for a Research and Development Run Plant Engineer located in Wilmington, Delaware. The R&D Run Plant engineer will provide support to the Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Hydrocarbon (PSP&H) high pressure polyethylene businesses activities through pilot plant support activities.

The R&D Run plant engineer will serve as a vital resource for operations by applying technical and organizational skills to drive continuous improvement at the facility delivering maximum value and continuously improving process safety and research efficiency. This role requires expanded knowledge of conceptual and practical knowledge and increased knowledge of key business drivers.

Key Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Works closely with the pilot plant team leveraging their problem solving skills and technical expertise.

  • Works with customers to define experiment deliverables throughout the campaign.

  • Translates customer expectations into plant work processes so that plant resources can successfully achieve experiment deliverables

  • Partners with experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve and document operating discipline.

  • Works closely with pilot plant resources to support process control improvements and maintenance

  • Supports the facility root cause investigation process by serving as a team member or facilitator for incidents related to process technology.

  • Leads and supports plant continuous improvement activities and also supports the capital plan for the facility.

  • Leads continuous improvement activities for the facility and may serve in specific Global Project Methodology related roles of project manager or manufacturing representative.

  • Responds urgently to plant issues and emergencies.

  • Acts as a unit technical expert during unplanned events and drives implementation of effective corrective and preventative actions.

  • Ensures compliance with plant operating permits. Understands site integration and provides input to optimize the overall system.

  • Drives knowledge exchange with technology experts to increase awareness of potential improvement opportunities for the technology

  • Possesses in-depth process technology and continuous improvement skill sets helping to establish credibility with the operations team.

Key Attributes of a Pilot Plant Engineer:

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 process knowledge 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:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering is required; Master's degree or additional relevant work experience a plus.

  • A minimum of 3 years engineering, manufacturing, R&D or related experience 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.

Note: Relocation assistance is available for this position.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits

  • 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

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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