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Dow Chemical Production Engineer in Midland, Michigan

Dowhas an exciting opportunity for aProduction Engineerwithin the Organo Silanes and Silicone (OSS) plant located inMidland, MI.

This individual will work as the focal point to coach and assist the operations team to optimize and improve Environmental, Health & Safety, production throughput, product quality, reliability of supply, and to work with the business supply chain scheduler to effectively utilize the plant’s capacity and product mix. This role will also work closely with other individuals and teams to establish yearly spending plans, turnaround coordination, production commitments to the business, and maintenance and conversion cost goals.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge of their plant and technology – study historical data, convene with Tech Center or other Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), etc.

  • Earn respect and trust of operations team through excellent problem solving skills and technical expertise.

  • Utilize defined Most Effective Technology (MET) and challenge / escalate MET application and assumptions when better solutions arise.

  • Ensure Process Automation is effectively utilized to optimize plant performance.

  • Partner with the experts to perform advanced troubleshooting and improve operating discipline. Diagnose and document root causes of asset utilization losses in the facility.

  • Understand why specific procedure steps and precautions are needed and keep a strong field presence to reinforce the importance.

  • Conduct daily review of logbook and alarm history to better understand the plant operation and stay engaged with daily activities. Maintain, own, and review daily Key Performance Indicators (KPI) / trends to ensure optimum performance.

  • Respond urgently to plant issues and emergencies.

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

  • Provide leadership, expertise, diagnosis, and optimization in plant Raw Material Efficiency, which may include yield or waste generation.

  • Ensure compliance with plant operating permits.

  • Understand site integration and provide input to optimize the overall system.

  • Learn and apply continuous improvement, value creation, and financial acumen skills to accelerate profitability and low cost service of the facility.

  • Drive high levels of quality, responsiveness and reliability for the customer.

  • Pass certification of technical skills, technology, and process safety expertise.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering 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 Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

  • 2 years of experience in Manufacturing and Engineering is preferred.

  • Six Sigma Certification is preferred.

  • Familiarity with silicone chemistry sets is preferred.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visitwww.dow.comor follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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: http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us, 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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