Improvement Manager at Dow

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Plaquemine, Louisiana

Job Description:

Dow has an opening for an Improvement Manager located in Plaquemine, LA. The Improvement Engineer leads the prioritization and implementation of all plant improvement opportunities and required implementation resources for a global process technology. The individual partners with the Plant and Operations leaders to solicit and collect ideas, describe opportunities, and implement projects. The Improvement Engineer meets global business goals through optimization of the process technology, implementation of improvement projects and implementation of Most Effective Technology (MET). This position requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Serves in a business leadership role leading the development and completion of technology plans supporting global business and functional strategy by application of the continuous improvement work process.

  • Leads the continuous improvement work process to develop and implement Plant Specific Technology Plans in alignment with the Global Technology Plan including data collection, gap analysis, idea generation, prioritization, improvement project implementation, and review of results.

  • Participates/leads process safety initiatives.

  • Coordinates and leverages globally, the resources required for implementation of the Technology plans .

  • Monitors and measures implementation of the technology plans.

  • Provides input for improvement of work practices and priorities using plant and improvement project data.

  • Interfaces with the business and participating in business plan technology development.

  • Works with the technology center to set priorities for MET definition needs.

  • Provides coaching and direction on goals and plans for Improvement Engineers.

  • Ensures validation of project performance objectives after implementation Problem solving g/troubleshooting ability.

  • Has an in-depth understanding of technology and work practices.

  • Serves as a change agent for driving technology.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering; Chemical Engineering is preferred.

  • A minimum of 5 years of engineering, manufacturing 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 years of engineering, manufacturing or related experience is preferred.

Note: Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.

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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