03 May, 2022

Process Automation Engineer

  • Dow
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Controller, Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description


The Dow Chemical Company has an opening for a Process Automation Engineer (m/f) to be located at Chennai, India

The Process Automation Engineer acts as a technical resource and process control engineer for capital and improvement projects. These projects include implementing Dow's most effective process automation technologies, incremental process technology improvements and solutions new to Dow's businesses with safety as the top priority.

For opportunity investigations in Dow facilities, the incumbent will work with Dow businesses on the evaluation of data and use of specific methodologies to crystallize potential opportunities. The role would require the individual to work with global team(s) responsible for implementation of process control solutions to capture improvement opportunities.

The individual is expected to be fully qualified and proficient in the application of chemical process control fundamentals.

He/she should to be able to design and implement process control and process safety strategies for both continuous and batch processes, which entails programming of control applications on various distributed control systems

There would be need to write process simulation applications in order to verify functionality of the control program and for training plant operators.

It would be required to participate in plant commissioning and startup activities,
including tuning of control loops.

It would be mandatory to follow aggressive project improvement goals, and plan, track and drive the implementation team to achieve those goals.

The individual is also expected to provide technical expertise as a part of related global networks. The individual must be able to work with minimal supervision and be self-directed.




Applies technical knowledge by providing automation solutions for the chemical process equipment involved, work process, unit operations, operating condition or process technology improvements. At this experience level, supports intermediate projects, or portions of the process automation design within larger capital projects. Requires conceptual knowledge of theories, practices, and procedures within a job discipline.

Responsibilities / Duties
  • Applies Global Project Methodology (GPM) and Process Automation Work Process Discipline.
  • Ensures that the project scope is well defined and meets the business needs in a cost effective manner.
  • Ensures that the process automation is safe, meets DOW LPP’s and other EH&S requirements.
  • Drives project execution within their discipline.
  • Provides input to project schedule and plans, then monitors progress against the plans.
  • Ensures discipline design deliverables for their discipline meet the needs of the project: functions as intended, on time and within budget.
  • Identifies technical problems and appropriately engages the business technology center and SME network to resolve.
  • Programs control applications for various distributed control systems. Writes simulation applications in order to verify functionality of the control program and for training plant operators.
  • Participates in project commissioning and startup activities, including tuning of control loops.
  • Develops knowledge and skills in all aspects of Process Automation.
  • Obtains basic knowledge of unit operations and Chemical Engineering fundamentals.



  • Bachelors / Masters degree in Chemical Engineering or Instrumentation & Process Controls Engineering
  • 2 to 6 years of experience.
  • Strong foundation and skills in all aspects of Chemical Process Control
  • In depth knowledge and hand-on experience on commercial distributed control systems from Foxboro, Triconex, Siemens PCS7 and Rockwell in order to implement process automation and process safety applications
  • Production / Operations experience would be an advantage.
  • Commissioning and plant start-up experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of global process automation and process safety standards, (ISA-S95, S88 and IEC 61511)
  • Domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Must be willing to work on projects at different geographies / locations role.
  • Fluency in written and oral communication in English.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification (optional)


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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