03 May, 2022

Senior Process Engineer

  • Dow
  • South Charleston, WV, 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).


Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Process Engineer at our site in Charleston, WV! The EOEG Licensing Group within Dow Industrial Solutions is responsible for (1) delivering technology via new build PDPs (Process Design Packages) and capacity expansion studies (2) supporting sales (3) driving METEOR™ EOEG (ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol) technology improvements. The Process Engineering Role supports a range of activities including the following:

  • Sales support – technical proposals, etc.
  • Technology Execution – PDP Development, Capacity Expansion Studies, Post-PDP Support in Detail design/construction, etc.
  • Technology Improvement – flowsheet optimization


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?


About you

Be part of a process engineering team primarily consisting of Dow employees, contractor engineering resources and subcontracted scope in the delivery of METEORTM EOEG Licensed Technology Process Design Packages (PDP’s) to new clients. The process engineer role requires multi-functional interactions and includes the following responsibilities.


Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

  • Ensure the assigned PDP parts are delivered on time and are of high quality by verifying the various deliverables are consistent within and across the process parts.
  • PDP deliverables include, but not limited to, PFDs, MEBs, P&IDs, Major Equipment Specifications, Minor Equipment Specifications, Relief Device Performance Specifications, Control System Data Sheets, Logic Descriptions, Logic Diagrams, Line Lists, Design and Operating Considerations, and Health and Safety Considerations.
  • Use of ASPEN Simulator will be required along with HTRI and Dow tools (pump tool, etc.). Technology Training (EOEG Academy) and Just in time tool training is provided for PDP team members.
  • Ensure that the process design is safe with respect to design pressure/temperature and meets LOPA and other EH&S requirements.
  • Participate in PFD, P&ID, Equipment, 3D Model, and/or HAZOP reviews in support of licensee basic/detailed design activities.
  • Help maintain / improve the Evergreen PDP and associated tools for streamlined PDP delivery. Improvements may include input from previous PDP teams, manufacturing suggestions, technology developments, etc. The Evergreen PDP provides the starting point and basic structure for the PDP development for newly licensed plants.
  • Work effectively and efficiently with all EOEG Licensing functions – Tech Center Subject Matter Experts / Manufacturing / Dow Discipline Resources / R&D / Commercial Organization - to successfully deliver value to the customers
  • There may be opportunities to travel approximately 5-10%


Required qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years of engineering, process design, or technology 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.


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


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-What can we accomplish together? Apply to find out


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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