12 Apr, 2021

Senior Process Automation Engineer

  • Dow
  • Hahnville, LA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description


Dow has an opportunity for a Senior Process Automation Engineer. The Senior Process Automation Engineer will provide process automation expertise for small projects and plant support activities for multiple plants in the Advanced Polymers and Performance Monomers (APPM) and Dow Industrial Solutions (DIS) businesses at the Hahnville (St. Charles), LA site. This person directs and leads both Dow and contract resources and is involved in all three phases of projects: front end loading, detailed design and construction, and commissioning and startup. This position requires expanded conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and broadens capabilities.


Responsibilities / Duties
  • Responsible for tasks such as those listed below when equipment or instruments are being added, removed, or changed. This role is also involved in Safety Integrity Level (SIL) determination, Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), and designing or modifying the basic process control system (BPCS). Designs the control strategy and control systems, as well as implementation, which is not typical within the industry.

  • Establishes project goals and planning.

  • Tracks progress, schedules, and costs for the PA team during all project phases.

  • Completes technical review of the control team work and provide coaching / corrective feedback.

  • Determines testing scenarios and oversee the simulation of the control system to test the strategy and improvements.

  • Works with other engineers to determine the project and control requirements.

  • Creates the process control overview for the project & Develop user requirement system specifications.

  • Estimates the process control cost and schedule for the project and manage against these baselines.

  • Develops functional requirement specification (FRS) for the system & Create detailed requirement specifications (DRS).

  • Develops control software, operator graphics and simulation software.

  • Completes the factory acceptance test (FAT) Commissioning.

  • Provides training of operations and support commissioning and start-up of the new asset.


Required Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • A minimum of 3 years of process automation experience

  • 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:

  • Prior experience with the Honeywell and Triconex platforms.

  • Prior experience with project execution and plant support.


Note: Domestic relocation 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.

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