03 May, 2022

Senior Process Engineer

  • Dow
  • Plaquemine, LA, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

Our purpose

Join a team that’s passionate about partnership. With careers at Dow, we take time to explore questions and talk to each other. We love to learn. Our people are driven by limitless curiosity.


We are an innovative, customer centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company.

  • Employing 36,500 individuals
  • Across 109 manufacturing sites
  • In over 31 countries


Our portfolio of products and solutions include:


Plastics: With new technology trends, our plastic additives can be experienced in many everyday items including vinyl, blow-molding bottles, film, rigid containers, PVC plastics, siding, decks and rails, foam pipes and profile formulations, window frames and high-efficiency lubricants.


Industrial intermediates: As the product of a reaction that is beneficial when used as a precursor chemical for another product, industrial intermediates can take on many shapes and forms. Ours are used in home comfort and appliance, building and construction, adhesives, and lubricants, and more.


Coatings: Whether it’s a water-based coating or solvent-based coating, a thin film is deposited on materials to enhance specific properties such as enhanced performance, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.


Silicone businesses: Our silicone-based materials can withstand more demanding applications, from those operating at extreme temperatures, to those under harsh environmental conditions for long periods of time.


Learn more about our partnerships, collaborations, and innovations on LinkedIn (@Dow) or Twitter (@DowNewsroom). We make diversity and inclusion a priority—because sharing our perspectives and building on each other’s ideas will drive innovation. Could you imagine yourself in a place like this?


Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Process Engineer Manager to support our location in Plaquemine, LA.


About you

Our Process Engineer Manager will serve as a technology associate supporting the technology center or as a discipline lead. You will have a solid understanding of the discipline's technical fundamentals and Global Project Methodology (GPM), discipline work process and its interdependencies, demonstrate leadership and deliver engineering expertise to the execution of Dow’s capital and expense projects. Typically, you also have experience in all project phases (Definition, Design, Construction, and Start Up).


In the technology associate capacity, you will lead technical problem solving in a specific technology or business unit area to deliver value for Dow. You will be recognized within the discipline and geography for their expertise and participates in global teams. It will be important to leverage technical know-how and implement best practice applications within an area of expertise of a discipline themselves and by providing technical coaching, consulting, and support for others within the site and region. As our Process Engineer Manager, you should demonstrate strong technical knowledge and skills across a range of the discipline’s technology areas. You can show technical leadership skills, including negotiation skills, assertiveness, flexible and adaptable to changing business needs.


In the discipline lead capacity, you coordinate the discipline engineering activities of the project and will direct and administer discipline activities with external contractors/suppliers as required. Lead the coordination with the global discipline technical experts to ensure MET is applied and/or variances are indicated and worked through in a timely manner. The successful candidate has worked in role within GPM or equivalent project execution work processes and has detailed understanding of the deliverables for process engineering discipline. Typically, this role is the most senior lead for site executed projects or manages significantly large projects regionally and/or globally. It requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines.


In technology associate capacity:

  • Provide technical support, coaching and consulting for project teams, operations, maintenance, and other technology centers.
  • Identify and develop both technology and work process enhancements which deliver value.
  • Support the implementation of discipline technology strategy and provides input/feedback on the strategy in specific area of expertise.
  • Serve as site or regional technology focal point, providing timely technical reviews and input to complex designs and/or any variances from MET on capital projects or in support of maintenance/operations.

In discipline lead capacity:

  • Apply Global Project Methodology (GPM) and Process Engineering Work Process Discipline.
  • Provide overall planning/scheduling for discipline and monitors/maintains progress against the plan.
  • Direct the activities of the discipline members of the project team and coordinate activities with other disciplines.
  • Ensure discipline design deliverables meet the needs of the project including functioning as intended, on time and within budget.
  • Ensure that the process design is safe, meet DOW LPP’s and other EH&S requirements.
  • Identify technical problems and appropriately engage the business technology center and technical experts to resolve.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering required.
  • Minimum of 8 years in Process Engineering 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.


Your preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.


Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Being proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrating competencies in the areas of: leadership, initiative, teamwork, and interpersonal effectiveness.
  • Ensuring a safe work environment by working safely and, complying with environmental, health and safety standards.
  • Strong work ethic and being able to remain productive in an empowered team environment.


Additional notes:

  • No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.
  • We do not offer relocation assistance for Dow jobs like this position. This includes reimbursement for travel expenses incurred to and from test sessions/interviews. If you apply for a position that is not within the area in which you reside, you will be responsible for all costs that you incur.



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 www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.



As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.

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