21 Feb, 2023

Improvement Engineer

  • Dow
  • Terneuzen, Netherlands
Engineer Chemicals

Job Description


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 constantly seeking the brightest and creative talent to join team Dow as an Improvement Engineer to strengthen our team in Terneuzenthe Netherlands, Dow’s second largest manufacturing site worldwide. This role aligns to Dow's Design Your Day approach and allows you and offers role-based flexible work.


Whether you want to jump-start your career or already have some years of experience, you are in the right place.


About you

As an Improvement Engineer you serve as a vital resource for Operations by applying technical and organizational skills to drive the plant level continuous improvement program targeted at delivering maximum value from the assets, while continuously improving process safety, EH&S, and production efficiency. The successful candidate will be expected to quickly learn and effectively apply the Dow work processes, standards, and best practices.


Also, you can complete each of the following tasks:

  • We need you for a wide spectrum of technology challenges. Going from improving existing plants, to process optimization by challenging boundaries and current practices on to an innovative design of new facilities.
  • You lead and support plant continuous improvement activities aligned to the PSTP (Plant Specific Technology Plan) and supports the capital plan for the facility.
  • You Drive knowledge exchange with technology experts to increase awareness of potential improvement opportunities for the technology.
  • You Identify and evaluate opportunities for improvements.
  • You will lead continuous improvement activities for the facility.
  • You will serve as the implementation arm of the technology center. This includes implementing Most Effective Technology (MET).
  • You as an engineer will have right from the start, a clear opportunity to co-shape our success.
  • You possess in-depth process technology and continuous improvement skill sets helping to establish credibility with the operations team.
  • You champion process safety activities and act as a resource for relevant process safety concerns. This includes partnering with plant operation and maintenance personnel to identify and track performance indicators to be used in identification of technology gaps and continuous improvement opportunities.


Required qualifications:

  • You have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering. 
  • You are either a fresh graduate or you have 3 years or more of relevant experience (i.e., engineering, manufacturing or related).
  • You are fluent in English.


Your preferred qualifications include:

  • You are preferably knowledgeable of the Dutch language.


Your skills, knowledge, and abilities include:

  • Great interpersonal relationship and time-management skills.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.


Are you interested?

  • Apply directly by clicking the "Apply online" button.
  • This step is followed by some questions and the opportunity to leave your cover letter and CV.
  • Once we receive your application, you will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt within 24 hours.
  • We are going through the applications on a regular basis, and we will let you know when there's a potential opening that matches your interest.



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 materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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 applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. 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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